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November 19, 2018

Cybersecurity
Zero Botnets

Botnets—groups of computers infected with malicious software often used for crime—cost the economy billions of dollars each year. Technology makers, ISPs, cybersecurity companies, and law enforcement need to work together across the globe to fight botnets.

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November 13, 2018

Turkey
Neither Friend nor Foe

The strategic relationship between the United States and Turkey is over. While Turkey remains formally a NATO ally, it is not a partner of the United States. The United States should not be reluctant…

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shakes hands with U.S. President Donald J. Trump in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Washington, DC, on May 16, 2017.

January 1, 2013

Defense Technology
Reforming U.S. Drone Strike Policies

Overview Over the last ten years, drones have become a critical tool in the war against terrorist and militant organizations worldwide. Their advantages over other weapons and intelligence systems…

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November 1, 2010

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Toward Deeper Reductions in U.S. and Russian Nuclear Weapons

Overview The New START Treaty, signed by presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev in April 2010, was an important achievement. A follow-on to the 1991 START treaty, New START commits both count…

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June 20, 2014

Defense Technology
Limiting Armed Drone Proliferation

Overview The Obama administration should pursue a strategy that places clear limits on its own sale and use of armed drones lest these weapons proliferate and their use becomes widespread. These a…

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February 20, 2018

Indonesia
Keeping the U.S.-Indonesia Relationship Moving Forward

The United States and Indonesia should collaborate on checking China’s growing assertiveness in the South China Sea and combating terrorism and piracy in Southeast Asia, while aiming for modest but achievable improvements in economic relations.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem leads a group of Indonesian navy ships in formation during a pass and review with the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Essex, in this photo dated November 20, 2011. Stethem was anchored off the coast of Bali, Indonesia, for a port visit. (Terry Matlock/U.S. Navy)

January 19, 2018

Russia
Containing Russia

The United States has failed to elevate Russia’s intervention in U.S. elections to the national priority that it is, and it has neglected to respond to it in a way sufficient to deter future attacks,…

Containing Russia

September 21, 2011

Conflict Prevention
Partners in Preventive Action

Overview The unipolar moment, to the extent it ever existed, has now truly passed. The United States is part of a globalized world, in which the flows of goods, finance, people, and much more conn…

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October 8, 2009

Conflict Prevention
Enhancing U.S. Preventive Action

Overview Few would dispute that preventing conflict, instability, and humanitarian disaster is preferable to confronting these problems after they arise. Preventive measures are generally less exp…

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March 24, 2016

Myanmar
Securing a Democratic Future for Myanmar

To ensure the success of Myanmar's historic democratic transition, the United States should revise its outdated and counterproductive sanctions policy, writes Priscilla A. Clapp in a new report from …

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