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June 8, 2023

There Are Four Lights: the EARN IT Act Is Back and Still Mathematically Incoherent

The EARN IT Act is back for a third time. The current version purports to both maintain privacy and protect children, but this is a false dichotomy; the act would expand state power and decrease user…

A surveillance camera is seen near a Chinese flag in Shanghai, China.

June 7, 2023

United States
Meet Chris Christie, Republican Presidential Candidate

The former New Jersey governor announced his candidacy for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. 

Chris Christie

June 7, 2023

Not Their President

For the first time since the country’s return to civil rule in 1999, Nigerian Pentecostals find themselves on the outside looking in.

A Nigerian military helicopter is captured in the air with a Nigerian flag hanging from the bottom during the inauguration of Nigeria's President Bola Tinubu.

June 5, 2023

Resolving Sudan’s Crisis Will Require Inclusive Peace

Women, who were at the forefront of the country’s pro-democracy movement in 2019, require renewed support to enable lasting peace.

Protesters march during a rally commemorating the fourth anniversary of the uprising that toppled former leader Omar al-Bashir in Khartoum, Sudan December 19, 2022.

June 2, 2023

Asia Program
From Tiananmen to Times Square

An exhibition space commemorating the June 4, 1989, massacre of protesters in Beijing and other Chinese cities opened Friday in New York, highlighting how recent changes in China have rejuvenated its…

Visitors at the exhibition's opening ceremony on Friday, June 1.

June 2, 2023

Saudi Arabia
Women This Week: Saudi Arabia’s Imprisonment of Feminist Activists

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 covers May 26 to June 2.   

Demonstrators from Amnesty International protest outside the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Paris, France, March 8, 2019.

June 2, 2023

Drug Policy
The President’s Inbox Recap: The Fentanyl Epidemic

Precursor chemicals from abroad are fueling America’s fentanyl epidemic.

Multiple bags of fentanyl as viewed on a display table.

June 1, 2023

United States
Meet Ron DeSantis, Republican Presidential Candidate

The Florida governor announced his candidacy for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. 


June 1, 2023

The Great Firewall of Montana: How Could Montana Implement A TikTok Ban?

Montana banned TikTok a month ago. Enforcing this ban would require the creation of a surveillance regime that would be far more detrimental to privacy and civil liberties than TikTok could ever be.

TikTok logo is seen through broken glass.

June 1, 2023

Using an SDR Bond Creatively to Boost Concessional and Climate Finance

Combining an SDR with budget funding is the most efficient way to stretch budgeted dollars (and euros) and increased the global supply of concessional financing. 

A worker walks between solar panels at Centragrid power plant in Nyabira, Zimbabwe.