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September 1, 2022

Global
The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

A comprehensive list of each episode of The President's Inbox organized by topic. 

Resolute desk

July 28, 2022

Sri Lanka
Family Ties Led to Sri Lanka's Collapse. What Does This Mean for South Asia?

Sri Lanka’s collapse should be a wake-up call for other South Asian countries that suffer from the same trend of “familycracy.”

People shout slogans against Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, during a protest organised by the main opposition party Samagi Jana Balawegaya against the worsening economic crisis that has brought fuel shortages and spiralling food prices in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

July 5, 2022

Nigeria
A Gathering Dis-OBI-dience

The proverbial “Third Force” in Nigerian politics is finally making itself heard, but its chances of causing an upset are slim.

A man in a voting registration crowd in Nigeria points at the camera and is pictured in front of a youth vote poster.

June 16, 2022

United States
Fake News, Then and Now

The problem of fake news has been with us from the beginning of the Republic, and American democracy was even worse at dealing with it then than it is now.

A news stand outfitted with "Fake News" headlines as a stunt pulled off by the Columbia Journalism Review is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York

February 14, 2022

Nigeria
Ritual Killings in Nigeria Reflect Mounting Desperation for Wealth and Security Amid Creeping Collapse of Law and Order

Last week, Nigeria’s House of Representatives urged the Nigerian federal government to declare a state of emergency on the rising incidence of ritual killings in the country. Following a motion by its Deputy Minority Leader Toby Okechukwu, the country’s lower legislative chamber also called on the inspector general of police, Usman Alkali Baba, to “take urgent steps to increase surveillance and intelligence gathering with a view to apprehend and prosecute (sic) all perpetrators of ritual killings in Nigeria.”

A member of the Nigerian House of Representatives wearing a brown suit speaks to a man sitting behind a desk wearing a traditional Nigerian outfit.

February 1, 2022

Southeast Asia
China’s Digital Silk Road and Africa’s Technological Future

How will the DSR affect Africa's technological and security future?

Picture of virtual teleconference shows leaders of several states and international organizations.

December 17, 2021

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: December 17, 2021

Log4j vulnerability a serious threat; Huawei documents reveal sale of surveillance technologies; Ukraine arrests dozens in data theft ring; Biden ramps up restrictions on Chinese firms; Oppo launches…

Jen Easterly, the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, testifies at her confirmation hearing.

December 10, 2021

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: December 10, 2021

Pegasus used to spy on American diplomats; Swiss firm accused of selling access to users' phone information; Microsoft seizes Chinese threat actor's domains; Life360 is selling precise user data.

The U.S. Embassy in Kampala, Uganda.

November 10, 2021

U.S. Foreign Policy
TWE Book and Film Recommendations

Looking for something to read or watch? Here is a list of all the books and films recommended on The Water’s Edge.

https://www.cfr.org/blog/twe-book-and-film-recommendations

October 26, 2021

Cybersecurity
Consumer-facing Companies Still Have Few Incentives to Stop Data Breaches, and That’s a National Security Concern.

U.S. adversaries have been able to exfiltrate data from U.S. companies in recent years seemingly at will. It’s time for the government to get serious about combating data theft across all industries…

Former Deputy National Security Advisor Matthew Pottinger at the opening of the Belt and Road Forum in 2017.