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December 7, 2015

Book Review: Red Team by Micah Zenko

As the details of the hacking of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) became public in 2014 and 2015, the refrain from the press, Congress, and the general public was: how could this happen?…

CFR Cyber Net Politics Red Team

March 6, 2015

United States
Guest Post: Preventing Cultural Destruction by ISIS

Aliza Litchman is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations.  The U.S.-led coalition has been unsuccessful in halting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’s (I…

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August 15, 2014

United States
Guest Post: Implications of Declining Israeli Sympathy

Elena Vann is an interdepartmental intern at the Council on Foreign Relations. Once a small, noble state heralded for its democratic values and established after the horrors of the Holocaust, Israel…

Israeli protesting Israel

April 17, 2015

United States
Guest Post: Shifting Allegiances - Rethinking U.S.-Pakistan Relations

Aliza Litchman is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations.  The once strong U.S.-Pakistan relationship may be set to expire. Since the Afghan-Soviet war (19…

China and Pakistan

August 7, 2014

United States
Guest Post: What’s Next for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit?

Amelia M. Wolf is a research associate in the Center for Preventive Action and the International Institutions and Global Governance Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. The focus of this wee…

Kerry and Kenyatta

July 8, 2016

Afghanistan
Guest Post: Preventing a Strategic Reversal in Afghanistan

Jared Wright is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. President Barack Obama’s recent announcement that 8,400 U.S. troops will remain in Afghanistan at…

MarinesHelmund2014

January 8, 2013

Yemen
President Obama Should Limit Drone Killings, Argues Micah Zenko in New Report

U.S. drone strike policies undermine the nation’s foreign policy objectives and have resulted in the loss of hundreds of innocent civilian lives, according to a report by CFR Douglas Dillon Fellow Mi…

October 23, 2015

United States
Guest Post: Unfreezing the Ukraine Conflict

Andrew Kenealy is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations For some in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine, the ongoing low-level skirmish between Ukrainian…

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August 10, 2015

United States
Guest Post: Preventing the Third Intifada

Patrick Romano is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. If tensions escalate further, the West Bank could erupt in a violent uprising—sometimes referred …

Third Intifada Blog Post_edited

May 5, 2015

Syria
Guest Post: The Islamic State’s Water War

Allyson Beach is an intern for energy and environment at the Council on Foreign Relations. As a requisite resource, water and its infrastructure are decisive targets in the self-declared Islamic Sta…

Mosul Dam Edited