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June 20, 2014

Iraq
Weekend Reading: Ira-q-aos

Faysal Itani examines the jihadists’ threat to Iraq (and Syria). Inside Iraqi Politics offers a roundup of what has been going on in Iraq while everyone else was paying attention to anything else. …

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May 21, 2008

United Kingdom
IRA Splinter Groups (U.K., separatists)

A profile of three IRA splinter groups that remain active in Northern Ireland.

October 11, 2019

United States
Happy 244th Birthday to the U.S. Navy!

The U.S. Navy turns 244 years-old this weekend. On October 13, 1775, the Continental Congress commissioned two ships, each with eighty sailors, “for intercepting such transports as may be laden with …

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September 18, 2019

Technology and Innovation
Absent a New National Strategy, the U.S. Risks Losing Its Edge to China in Technology and Innovation, Warns Task Force

September 18, 2019—“The United States has led the world in innovation, research, and technology development since World War II, but that leadership is now at risk,” warns a new Council on Foreign Rel…

April 2, 2019

Cybersecurity
Global Consequences of Escalating U.S.-Russia Cyber Conflict

U.S. offensive cyber operations might deter Russia and other U.S. adversaries online, but we should consider the global consequences of escalating cyber conflict.  

Gen. Paul Nakasone, director of the National Security Agency and commander of U.S. Cyber Command, testifies to the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about "worldwide threats" on Capitol Hill, January 29, 2019.

December 18, 2018

Global
Visualizing 2019: Trends to Watch

Five CFR experts highlight trends worth tracking in the year ahead.

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March 16, 2010

United Kingdom
Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) (aka, PIRA, "the provos," Óglaigh na hÉireann) (UK separatists)

The provisional Irish Republican Army, or IRA, is an outgrowth of an older group known as the Irish Republican Army, which fought an insurgency that successfully challenged British rule in the whole …

October 26, 2018

Europe
Renewable Energy, Russian Natural Gas and the Lesson of January 2006

The problem with the “energy weapon” is that it is notorious for backfiring. That fact couldn’t have rung truer than this week when it was reported that Germany, a major natural gas importer in Europ…

The LNG tanker "Clean Ocean" is pictured during the first U.S. delivery of liquefied natural gas to LNG terminal in Swinoujscie, Poland June 8, 2017.

March 1, 2018

Ukraine
Cyber Week in Review: March 1, 2019

This week: election meddling in Ukraine; Cyber Command sends a signal; and Brexit has a data problem. 

A man stands in front of pre-election posters of opposition politician Yulia Tymoshenko and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev, Ukraine February 20, 2019. Posters read: "New course of Ukraine. The changes that we are waiting for." and "There are a lot of candidates - there is only one President."