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July 23, 2018

Cybersecurity
Report Watch Vol. VII: Tracking Digital and Cyber Scholarship So You Don’t Have To

In this edition: internet shutdowns, cyber wargames, and defending democracies from disinformation campaigns.

House of Lords Library

October 27, 2017

Gender
Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering October 20 to October 27, was compiled wi…

Norway

October 25, 2017

North Korea
North Korea’s Offensive Cyber Program Might Be Good, But Is it Effective?

North Korea's activities in cyberspace have drawn a lot of attention but there is little evidence that they are strategically significant.

Kim Jong un computer

July 10, 2013

Corporate Governance
Getting to Yes on Transatlantic Trade

The United States and the European Union should create a new global regulatory blueprint through the just-launched Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations, CFR Senior Fello…

June 26, 2012

Education
Foreign Languages and U.S. Economic Competitiveness

Americans are lousy at learning foreign languages. We all know the historical reasons – the United States was long a big, largely monolingual country with a fairly self-sufficient economy. U.S. econo…

Teacher Kennis Wong points to Chinese characters on a board at Broadway Elementary School in Los Angeles, California (Lucy Nicholson/Courtesy Reuters).

January 20, 2012

Education
Why Manufacturing Will Not Lead a Jobs Recovery

The White House has recently been trumpeting the small signs of revival in U.S. manufacturing. After shedding more than 2.2 million jobs since 2007, U.S. manufacturers have added about 330,000 jobs o…

A Toyota automaker employee moves an engine at the Toyota assembly line in Huntsville, Alabama (Carlos Barria/Courtsey Reuters).

June 24, 2015

Technology and Innovation
Challenges and Benefits of South Korea’s Middle Power Aspirations

South Koreans have been among the world’s early adopters in globalization over the past two decades, going from outpost to “node” by embracing networks, connectivity, and economic interdependence in …

seoul g20 2010

April 11, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
A Way Forward for Mali?

The Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF) has done Africa watchers and policy makers an important service by publishing David J. Francis’s analysis of the Mali crisis with his suggestions a…

A Malian soldier looks out on the banks of the Niger River in Gao February 26, 2013.

February 28, 2012

Defense and Security
Lessons Learned: The Articles of Confederation

A new installment of “Lessons Learned” is now out. This week I discuss the Articles of Confederation, America’s first constitution. It entered into effect on March 1, 1781, after Maryland became the …