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December 22, 2017

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: December 22, 2017

This week: WannaCry attribution, cybersecurity in Trump's National Security Strategy, new election security bill, and North Korea tries its luck at Bitcoin. 

July 26, 2017

North Korea
The United States and North Korea: Time for a New Approach

Douglas Mo is an intern at the Council on Foreign Relations and a rising senior at Colby College. On the evening of June 20th, President Donald Trump tweeted: “While I greatly appreciate the effor…

A North Korean navy truck carries the 'Pukkuksong' submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) during a military parade marking the 105th birthday anniversary of the country's founding father, Kim Il-sung in Pyongyang, April 15, 2007.

October 23, 2015

Morocco
Thinking Bureaucratically about Benghazi

There have been many analyses of former Secretary of State Clinton’s testimony this week about Benghazi, but most are political. Here’s a bureaucratic analysis. Mrs. Clinton’s critics claim that she…

August 26, 2013

Energy and Environment
Responses to Posts on Alternative Development Measures

My recent posts on alternative development measures generated an outpouring of comments. To keep the conversation going, I would like to highlight some responses to the posts and encourage you to sha…

RTX12MMX

May 23, 2016

United States
Will Killing Mullah Mansour Work?

On Saturday, the Pentagon released a remarkable statement: “Today, the Department of Defense conducted an airstrike that targeted Taliban leader Mullah Mansur.” Soon after, a tweet from the Office of…

Mullah Mansur

May 20, 2016

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: It’s the Economy, Stupid

A Gallup poll out this week found that the economy remains the country’s top concern. Eighteen percent of Americans flag the “economy in general” as the most important problem facing the nation, whil…

A flag flies in front of the blast furnaces at the now-closed Bethlehem Steel mill in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

January 19, 2016

Asia
Indonesia’s Education Gap

Jake Thomases is a public policy analyst at the Risk Analysis Research Center. Investors in Indonesia let out a small sigh of relief when Heri Sudarmanto, the director of foreign workers, announced …

Indonesia Education Jokowi

January 19, 2016

You Might Have Missed: Academic Journals IV

This is the fourth blog post in this series. The previous three were published in February, July, and October 2015, and highlight earlier academic findings.  Cullen S. Hendriz, “A House Divided: Thr…

Rwanda Library

November 20, 2015

China
Africa Taps Global Bond Markets at Rapid Rate

This is a guest post by Aubrey Hruby and Jake Bright. They are the authors of The Next Africa: An Emerging Continent Becomes a Global Powerhouse. Sub-Saharan African governments are tapping global c…

Zimbabwe Stock Exchange

November 4, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Kenya’s Silicon Savannah Spurs Tech in Sub-Saharan Africa

This is a guest post by Aubrey Hruby and Jake Bright. They are the authors of The Next Africa: An Emerging Continent Becomes a Global Powerhouse. The role of technology in sub-Saharan Africa is grow…

IT Africa