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February 28, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Restructuring the Chinese Economy

A new report from the World Bank says China will have to make structural changes to its economy and society in order to prolong growth for the next two decades, writes Keith B. Richburg for the Washi…

A security guard stands in front of an electrical board displaying stock information at a brokerage house in Huaibei

September 15, 2016

France
Shouting at Americans: A Peek Into French Signals Intelligence

Alex Grigsby is the assistant director for the Digital and Cyberspace Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations.  Something remarkable happened a few months ago. Bernard Barbier, the form…

CFR Cyber Net Politics

May 4, 2016

Energy and Environment
Beyond Climate Confusion: Why Both Energy Innovation and Deployment Matter

I have a new essay in the May/June issue of Foreign Affairs—“The Clean Energy Revolution: Fighting Climate Change with Innovation”—which I co-authored with Teryn Norris, a former advisor at the Depar…

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February 23, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Never Never Land in South Africa

African National Congress (ANC) Secretary General Gwede Mantashe is accusing the United States and its embassy in Pretoria of plotting “regime change” in South Africa. In public remarks on February 1…

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February 26, 2016

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: Closing Guantanamo Bay and Walling Off Canada

President Obama announced a plan this week to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The reaction on the campaign trail split along predictable lines. Republican candidates denounced the i…

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February 26, 2015

Cybersecurity
The Cyber Competition Between the United States and Iran Matters Less Than You Think

The emergence of cybersecurity as a global problem reveals that states are harnessing cyber technologies in the service of their respective national security and foreign policy interests. One questio…

Cyber CFR Net Politics Iran United States

November 4, 2014

Cybersecurity
Net Politics Book Review: @War

Three days before he was to leave office, President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered his farewell address warning of the rise of the military-industry complex. Eisenhower described the "conjunction" of…

U.S. National Security Agency Director General Keith Alexander testifies at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act legislation on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 26, 2013.  (Jason Reed/Courtesy Reuters)

April 7, 2014

Cybersecurity
What Briefing Chinese Officials on Cyber Really Accomplishes

David Sanger wrote an interesting article in the New York Times about Washington’s efforts to prevent escalating cyberattacks with Beijing. According to Sanger, U.S. officials have tried to allay the…

 U.S. President Barack Obama, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and China's President Xi Jinping talk during a family photo at the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague March 25, 2014.  (Doug Mills/Courtesy Reuters)

February 26, 2014

Transnational Crime
The Obama Administration Must Act Fast to Prevent the Internet’s Fragmentation

Here in Sydney, Australia, where I’m attending a conference of CFR’s Council of Councils—a global network of prominent think tanks—a dialogue about the future of Internet governance has highlighted b…

December 16, 2013

Global
Ten Historical Anniversaries of Note in 2014

Anniversaries are how we mark the passage time of time, celebrate our triumphs, and honor our losses. Two thousand and thirteen had its share of historical anniversaries of note: the five hundredth a…

Pictures of victims of the 1994 Rwandan genocide on display at the Gisozi memorial in Kigali. (Radu Sigheti Pictures of the Year 2004/Courtesy Reuters)