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April 24, 2019

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Laying Down the LAWS: Strategizing Autonomous Weapons Governance

Working toward a definition of lethal autonomous weapons systems contributes to the creation of norms, even in the absence of binding legal instruments. 

Activists from the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots stage a protest at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, on March, 21, 2019.

January 27, 2020

Election 2020
Can Bernie Sanders’s Foreign Policy Vision Lay Claim to FDR’s Mantle?

If he wishes to follow in Franklin Delano Roosevelt's footsteps, U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will need to clarify America's interests, role, and responsibilities in defending the globa…

U.S. presidential candidate and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during a campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa.

May 12, 2022

South Korea
China-South Korea Relations Under South Korea’s New Yoon Administration: The Challenge Of Defining ‘Mutual Respect’

The establishment of a stable framework for managing China-South Korea relations under the Yoon Suk-yeol administration will require the two countries to close the gap in understanding of the meaning…

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol shakes hands with Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan after his inauguration ceremony at new presidential office in Seoul, South Korea on May 10, 2022.

April 28, 2022

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa Must Be Wary of Cutting Its Nose to Spite Its Face

Invoking historical rough justice and persistent infantilization by the West, African countries have, to widespread astonishment, refused to give a full-throated backing to Western sanctions against Russia. Seventeen of the thirty-five abstainers from the United Nations General Assembly vote on March 2, 2022, to condemn the Russian “aggression against Ukraine” were African. More troublingly, even more African countries abstained from voting on the UN April 7, 2022, resolution to suspend Russia from the UN Human Rights Council over “gross and systematic violations and abuses of human rights” in Ukraine. The latter list included South Africa, Cameroon, Ghana, and Nigeria, which hitherto had joined 140 other UN members to condemn the Russian invasion.

Kenyan Ambassador to the United nations sits in front of his microphone.

March 18, 2022

Cyber Week in Review: March 18, 2022

NSA probes Viasat cyberattack; Intel to invest $36 billion in European factories; Russian VPN use has spiked; South African regulator launches inquiry into Meta; Zelenskyy deepfake circulates on soci…

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy gestures at a podium during an international event in 2022.

March 24, 2022

The Opportunities and Challenges of Military Cyber Exercises

Cyber exercises have become an increasingly prominent tool in training and demonstrating capability. They offer both benefits and challenges to military planners.

A group of cybersecurity personnel sit facing each other at a row of laptops.

March 9, 2022

Democratic Republic of Congo
Reflections: Former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold on the Dilemmas Diplomats Face

Former U.S. Senator from Wisconsin Russ Feingold reflects on his time as U.S. Special Envoy for the Great Lakes and the Democratic Republic of the Congo and other diplomatic roles he has held throughout his career.

A group of officials walk down a staircase in professional dress.

February 25, 2022

United States
Stalling Progress on Global Minimum Tax

Momentum for the landmark global minimum tax agreement adopted last fall has stalled. Countries risk losing the best opportunity in decades at international corporate taxation reform if they do not p…

OECD's Ministerial Council Meeting, in Paris

February 18, 2022

Cyber Week in Review: February 18, 2022

Texas sues meta over privacy breaches; CIA's data collection scrutinized; threat actor targets aviation industry; Cyber attacks hit Ukraine; Russian hackers infiltrate U.S. defense contractors.

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) speaks during an interview in 2017.

April 23, 2021

Cyber Week in Review: April 23, 2021

Russia responds to U.S. sanctions, expels ten diplomats and eight officials; UK government launches campaign against foreign spies; U.S. lawmakers introduce ambitious anti-surveillance technology bil…

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).