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August 9, 2012

Fossil Fuels
Peering Into the Energy Market’s Crystal Ball

The U.S. Energy Information Adminstration (EIA) published its Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) on Tuesday. This report is one of three official monthly sources of data and forecasts that energy analy…

Peering Into the Energy Market’s Crystal Ball

August 15, 2018

South Korea
Moon Jae-in’s 2018 Liberation Day Speech and South Korea’s Foreign Policy

The commemoration marking the anniversary of the end of World War II is always a bittersweet moment in South Korea. It marks a day of euphoria on the Korean peninsula that carries with it both the le…

South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivers a speech.

February 22, 2018

Cybersecurity
To Build a More Capable Cyber Policy Field, Teach Policy to Technologists

Technologists love to criticize policymakers for their ignorance of how computer security actually works. Instead of criticizing from the sidelines, maybe they should get involved. 

hackathon

August 14, 2017

Israel
Is Zionism "Creepy"? The Question at the Heart of a Social-Media Controversy Deserves an Answer

A Palestinian-American activist's 2012 tweet unleashes a firestorm. But Zionism, good or bad, is not that weird.

BP08142017

January 11, 2017

Human Rights
Predictive Policing Is Not as Predictive As You Think

David O’Connor is an intern for the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations.  The problem of policing has always been that it’s after-the-fact. If law enforcement o…

CFR Cyber Net Politics

September 6, 2016

Iran
Obama: See No Evil, See No Enemies

Two almost simultaneous events in recent days have shed even more light on the Obama administration’s treatment of America’s enemies. In Cuba, a Marxist, pro-Russian, anti-American tyranny, the ad…

October 20, 2016

Conflict Prevention
Trump and the Makings of a Constitutional Crisis

During yesterday’s third and (mercifully) final presidential debate, Republican candidate Donald Trump stated explicitly what he has hinted at for months: he will not agree ahead of time to accept th…

trump3

March 23, 2016

Middle East and North Africa
Repression Deepens in Egypt

Repression in Egypt keeps getting worse and worse.  It has become so noticeable that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Prince Zeid of Jordan, actually spoke about it--something that doesn’t …

December 9, 2014

Why the News Stories About Sanctioning Israel?

There were several news stories over the last week suggesting that the Obama administration is considering some form of sanctions against Israel to punish it for "settlement construction." One story,…

October 19, 2013

Egypt, Obama, Coups, and Law

When the Egyptian army overthrew Egypt’s elected president on July 13, it was crystal clear that American law required a suspension of aid. This is what the Foreign Assistance Act says: SEC. 7008. N…