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February 11, 2007

Emerging Markets
Highly recommended: Joanna Chung on disappearing developing country debt

I usually talk about the growth of the foreign exchange reserves of key emerging economies, but another feature of the past few years has been the fall in their external sovereign debt.   Joanna Chun…

August 15, 2012

Defense and Security
Paul Ryan Likes Bernard Lewis and Free Trade

CNN’s Jamie Crawford has a nice piece summarizing Paul Ryan’s foreign policy views. Besides offering a sense of some of the countries the GOP vice presidential nominee has visited in recent years, th…

Paul Ryan addresses supporters at a rally in Las Vegas. (Steve Marcus/courtesy Reuters)

August 23, 2017

International Law
A Cyber Norms Hypothetical: What If the USS John S. McCain Was Hacked?

There has been some wild speculation that a foreign nation might have hacked the navigation systems on the USS John S. McCain. Assuming it is plausible, what would be the implications for internation…

The USS John S. McCain

August 9, 2017

China
Beijing’s AI Strategy: Old-School Central Planning with a Futuristic Twist

China's new artificial intelligence strategy is a signal that Beijing wants to be a leader in AI. How it gets there is a different story.

Robots in China

May 31, 2017

China
What Would Trump Do if There Were Another Tiananmen Incident?

Margaret K. Lewis is a professor of law at Seton Hall University School of Law and a Fulbright research fellow at National Taiwan University School of Law. As the world reflects on this week’s ann…

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April 21, 2017

Cyber Week in Review: April 21, 2017

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. Cyber operations and tensions on the Korean Peninsula. There were two stories this week that …

December 19, 2016

Technology and Innovation
Curious About Clean Energy Innovation? Take This Class

This fall, I created and taught a course at Georgetown University called “Clean Energy Innovation." The course, offered to undergraduates studying Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA…

Fabrication of an organic solar photovoltaic cell in the lab (BASF)

April 16, 2015

Cuba
Cuba and Terrorism

President Obama has moved to take Cuba off the "terrorism list."  The administrations defends its move in a lengthy memorandum from the State Department to Congress, but the more they explain it the …

July 9, 2012

Infrastructure
Who’s to Blame for the Power Outages?

There’s nothing like six days without electricity in the middle of a record heat wave to leave one with the feeling that somebody must be doing something wrong. I shouldn’t really complain too much. …

Linemen work to try to restore power to a neighborhood in Falls Church, Virginia on July 3, 2012 (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters).

April 6, 2012

Labor and Employment
Policy Initiative Spotlight: Michigan's 'Fiscal Accountability Act'

As dozens of towns and cities across the country—from Stockton, CA, to Providence, RI—stare down the precipice of insolvency, some states are taking bold action to protect their prized bond-ratings a…

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