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July 14, 2018

Human Rights
Silence on Nicaragua from Sanders and Di Blasio Helps the Regime’s Repression

The desperate human rights situation in Nicaragua is now very clear, and a Washington Post story today makes for grim reading. Just as the Castro regime in Cuba has long used paramilitaries for unoff…

January 6, 2017

Cyber Week in Review: January 6, 2017

Happy New Year! Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. Reactions to the Russian sanctions. Over the holidays, the Obama administrati…

December 26, 2016

Politics and Government
Year in Review: Militaries Got More Cyber in 2016

Alex Grigsby is the assistant director for the Digital and Cyberspace Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations.  This year marked a turning point in military uses of cyberspace. For the fi…

CFR Cyber Net Politics

December 21, 2016

Cybersecurity
Takeaways From a Trip to the National Security Agency

A few weeks ago, I was part of a "National Thought Leaders" visit to the National Security Agency. Famously secretive and opaque (see, No Such Agency), the NSA started conducting this type of outreac…

CFR Cyber Net Politics NSA

December 14, 2016

Cybersecurity
Oft-Neglected Cost Drivers of Cyber Weapons

Dr. Herb Lin is senior research scholar for cyber policy and security at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and research fellow at the Hoover Institution, both at Stanford Universi…

CFR Cyber Net Politics

September 26, 2016

Cybersecurity
Hacking Back Is Ethical in the Cyber Frontier

Patrick Lin, Ph.D., is the director of the Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he is an associate philosophy professor. When cyberatt…

CRF Cyber Net Politics Hacking Back

July 18, 2016

Japan
Natsuo Yamaguchi: Will the Japanese Change Their Constitution?

This blog post is part of a series entitled Will the Japanese Change Their Constitution?, in which leading experts discuss the prospects for revising Japan’s postwar constitution.  Natsuo Yamaguch…

Komeito

July 13, 2016

China
Leadership Change at Chinese Internet Regulator

Lincoln Davidson is a research associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.  In a surprise announcement at the end of June, Chinese authorities revealed that Lu Wei, China’s top i…

China Internet Net Politics CFR Cyber

July 1, 2016

Germany
Cyber Week in Review: July 1, 2016

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. Fretting over Chinese tech regulations as China’s internet czar steps down. In a surprising m…

Lu Wei Cyber Net Politics CFR

June 24, 2016

China
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of June 24, 2016

Rachel Brown, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Smoldering discontent rekindles protests in Wukan, China. Nearly five years ago, popular protests eru…

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