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January 15, 2016

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Cyber Week in Review: January 15, 2016

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. It’s confirmed! There was a cyberattack on Ukraine’s power grid. Security researchers have co…

Cyber Net Politics Ukraine CFR

May 3, 2016

Asia
How Could the Philippines’ Money Laundering Woes Affect Overseas Workers?

Rachel Brown is a research associate in Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. In February, $81 million stolen from the central bank of Bangladesh’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of…

PhilRem Money Laundering Philippines Remittances Investigation

June 16, 2016

What’s Worth Reading This Summer?

CFR.org editor Bob McMahon and I recorded our annual summer reading episode of CFR’s  “The World Next Week” podcast. Elizabeth Saunders, who is a Stanton nuclear security fellow this year at CFR and …

A visitor looks at a book while standing in front of a giant bookshelf at the book fair in Frankfurt

February 18, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Whatever Happened to “Human Rights?”

Lawyers hold a protest march to commemorate Human Rights Day in Harare, Zimbabwe, December 9, 2010. (Philimon Bulawayo/Courtesy Reuters) One of the more bizarre aspects of the Obama Administration’s…

Lawyers hold a protest march to commemorate Human Rights Day in Harare, Zimbabwe, December 9, 2010.

March 9, 2016

Iran
Dangerous Illusions About Iran

Last year’s Iran nuclear agreement was sold with several powerful arguments, and among the most important were these: that the agreement would strengthen Iranian "moderates" and thus Iran’s external …

November 11, 2016

Cyber Week in Review: November 11, 2016

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. President-elect Trump on digital and cyber policy. With the election of Donald Trump as the f…

CFR Cyber Net Politics

December 2, 2016

Global
Ten Historical Anniversaries of Note in 2017

Anniversaries mark the passage of time, recall our triumphs, and honor our losses. Two thousand and sixteen witnessed many significant historical anniversaries: the seventy-fifth anniversary of Pearl…

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November 15, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Ignoring Africa

One of the aspects of the utterly dispiriting, just-concluded U.S. campaign and election cycle was the all but complete absence of discussion about the United States and sub-Sahara Africa. It is true…

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January 18, 2017

Wars and Conflict
Global Agenda: President Trump and the Laws of War

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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January 13, 2017

Cyber Week in Review: January 13, 2017

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. More online privacy regulations for Europe. The European Commission announced a draft proposa…

EU Safe Harbor Court Decision CFR Net Politics