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October 5, 2012

Development
Emerging Voices: Rolph van der Hoeven on a Global Social Contract to Follow the Millennium Development Goals

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Rolph van der Hoeven, profes…

spain_unemployment_MDG_social_contract_rolph_van_der_hoeven

August 22, 2022

Technology and Innovation
Artificial Intelligence and Democratic Values: Next Steps for the United States

China and the European Union have both moved to create comprehensive artificial intelligence policy. U.S. policymakers should move forward the AI Bill of Rights to keep pace.

Antony Blinken stands at a podium with the U.S. seal emblazoned on it.

August 2, 2022

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 23-29

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from July 23 to July 29, 2022.

Map of Nigeria shaded in red to reflect Nigeria Security Tracker-documented deaths per state. Borno state, the northeastern-most state, is dark red, while the rest of the country are shades of pink. Regions of Cameroon, Chad, and Niger that have experienced Boko Haram-related violence are also shaded.

January 9, 2020

Social Issues
Invisible Workers on the Global Assembly Line: Behind the Screen

In her new book, Behind the Screen: Content Moderation in the Shadows of Social Media, Dr. Sarah T. Roberts reveals the inner workings of the world of content moderation on social media platforms. 

People use computers at an internet cafe in Hefei, Anhui province

June 30, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: June 30, 2022

Iranian Steel Mills Targeted in Cyberattack; Spyware Found in Italy and Kazakhstan; Italy Bans Google Analytics; Hackers Steal Over $100 Million in Cryptocurrency; New Chinese Disinformation Campaign…

Ali Khamenei stands in front of a portrait over himself with his hand over his lapel.

February 18, 2022

Japan
PM Kishida Joins Effort to Dissuade Russia From War

As the possibility of military conflict looms over Europe, Japan joins the global diplomatic effort to dissuade Russia.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo, Japan December 21, 2021, and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia February 15, 2022

May 12, 2020

Cybersecurity
Could the Coronavirus Crisis Strengthen Due Diligence in Cyberspace?

The European Union recently called upon countries to exercise due diligence with regard to cyberattacks targeting health organizations. Could the coronavirus crisis present an unanticipated opportuni…

European Union flags fly outside the European Commission headquarters.

February 14, 2022

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: February 5–11

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from February 5 to February 11, 2022.

Map of Nigeria shaded in red to reflect Nigeria Security Tracker-documented deaths per state. Borno state, the northeastern-most state, is dark red, while the rest of the country are shades of pink. Regions of Cameroon, Chad, and Niger that have experienced Boko Haram-related violence are also shaded.

July 9, 2021

Space
Five Movies Worth Watching About UFOs

Each Friday this summer, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: films about UFOs and aliens.

Movie posters in black frames. From left: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (a UFO shines a beams light onto a dark road); The Day the Earth Stood Still (a robot shoots a laser toward the U.S. Capitol Building as a woman screams); and District 9 (a sign in the foreground reads, "No Humans Allowed," as a spaceship hovers over a slum in the background).

February 21, 2022

United States
TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

TWE’s annual essay about the United States’ commanders-in-chief.

The Oval Office arranged for the new President Joe Biden on January 21, 2021.