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January 30, 2018

Ukraine
Cyber Mercenaries and the Crisis in Ukraine

Many states outsource their cyber operations to non-state actors, with varying degrees of control over their actions. The crisis in Ukraine is a perfect example of this phenomenon. 

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January 17, 2017

International Organizations
Global Agenda: The Roots of Trump’s Trade Rage

This blog post is part of a series entitled Global Agenda, in which experts will identify major global challenges facing President-Elect Trump, the options available to him, and what is at stake for …

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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

July 22, 2015

United States
Guest Post: Endgame in Colombia - The Need for a Bilateral Ceasefire

Patrick Romano is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos’s unrelenting opposition to negotiating a bilateral ceasef…

Colombia Santos and Def Min

June 22, 2015

United States
Michael Oren’s Myths

Israel’s former ambassador to the United States, Michael B. Oren, has been all over the papers, online magazines, and blogs in the last week. He has had opeds in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles …

Israeli schoolchildren hold the Israeli and American flags during a rehearsal for Obama's visit at Peres' residence tomorrow, in Jerusalem

March 20, 2015

Cyber Week in Review: March 20, 2015

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: The French government proposed a new law that would require all internet service providers (I…

CFR Cyber Manuel Valls Net Politics

March 2, 2015

Vietnam
The Best Histories of the Vietnam War

Next Sunday marks the fiftieth anniversary of the arrival of the first American combat troops in Vietnam. It wasn’t a decision that President Lyndon Johnson had planned on making. True, the previous …

Vietnam War Books

December 29, 2014

Global
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2014

Last week, I wrote about ten Americans who died in 2014 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. Below are ten world figures who died in 2014. Each made a mark on history. Some we…

World-Figures-Obituaries

November 14, 2014

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of November 14, 2014

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, Andrew Hill, Will Piekos, and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. Obama and Xi strike deals at APEC summit. The Asia-Pacific Econo…

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) nations' leaders and spouses pose for a family photo in Beijing November 10, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS)

November 5, 2014

United States
Tensions and Stalemate in Israel

Interviewee: Robert M. Danin, Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies Interviewer: Bernard Gwertzman, Consulting Editor November 5, 2014 An unusually public rift between…