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February 13, 2015

Cyber Week in Review: February 13, 2015

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: Lisa Monaco, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, announced…

Lisa Monaco CFR Cyber Net Politics

February 19, 2015

Guest Post: The White House Cyber Summit Was Great, But Questions Remain

Matthew H. Fleming is a Fellow with the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, a federally funded research and development center serving the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and an a…

POTUS Stanford CFR Cyber Net Politics

January 23, 2015

Military Operations
You Might Have Missed: ISIS, Defense Contractors, and Yemen

Tim Starks, “Congress on Yemen,” Roll Call, January 22, 2015. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC):  ISIL is a bigger threat to us than anything I can think of right now. (3PA: The Islamic State of Iraq and …

Yemen Stats

January 13, 2015

Military Operations
Guest Post: Obama’s Legacy-Troop Reductions or Drone Strikes?

Amelia M. Wolf is a research associate in the Center for Preventive Action and the International Institutions and Global Governance Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. In its latest edition…

Drone 2015 image

November 5, 2014

What a Republican-Controlled Senate Means for India

With the midterm elections in the United States decisively giving the Republican Party control of the Senate, and a stronger showing in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, speculation…


October 11, 2013

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Special Operations Raids, European Drones, and CIA Detentions

Hearing to consider the nominations of Mr. Michael D. Lumpkin, Honorable Jamie M. Morin, and Honorable Jo Ann Rooney, U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, October 10, 2013. Lumpkin: We’re not go…

USS San Antonio

February 13, 2013

Fossil Fuels
State of the Union Hints at Ways to Bridge the Gap Between Old and New Energy

The State of the Union address last night was notable for the prominent placement of energy and climate and for its recommencement to what President Obama has called an all of the above strategy. I w…

October 5, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: Iran, Drones, and U.S. Government Surveillance

Bill Sizemore, “Ex-Defense Chief Says Hit on Iran Would Be Disastrous,” The Virginian-Pilot, October 4, 2012. Neither the United States nor Israel is capable of wiping out Iran’s nuclear capability,…

Yemen Hadi

June 22, 2012

Google, Thailand, and the 2012 Transparency Report

As reported on in Siam Voices this week, Google has released its 2012 Transparency Report, which chronicles requests that Google receives, mostly from governments, to block material online. As Lisa G…

Under Thailand’s lèse-majesté law, criticism of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (pictured in Bangkok June 9, 2012) and the royal family is prohibited.

October 28, 2011

Weekend Reading: Politics and the PKK, Rule of Law in Libya, and Egypt’s Debt Debate

Shop owners read newspapers as they sit on the sidewalk in the Khan al-Khalili area of Cairo (Peter Andrews/Courtesy Reuters)   Emre Uslu comments on the use of political measures in the Kurdish qu…

Weekend Reading: Politics and the PKK, Rule of Law in Libya, and Egypt’s Debt Debate