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June 14, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Cryptocurrencies for Change: Why We Need Women on the Blockchain

As blockchain and cryptocurrencies pioneer new frontiers in finance and beyond, we should be worried about the industry's gender disparity.

HydroMiner CEO Nadine Damblon at their cryptocurrency farming operation in Austria. April 25, 2018

May 2, 2017

Financial Markets
If Congress Dismantles Dodd-Frank, It Should Not Ignore Systemic Cyber Risk

Congressional Republicans want to repeal a big chunk of Dodd-Frank. Although it might kickstart economic growth, it would also increase systemic cyber risk.

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

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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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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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 …

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.

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

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…

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September 25, 2015

United States
Obama’s War of Choice: Supporting the Saudi-led Air War in Yemen

Six months ago today, the White House announced U.S. support for the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen via press release: “President Obama has authorized the provision of logistical and intell…

Saudi Strike in Yemen

May 8, 2015

Yemen
Nine Months of Coalition Air Strikes Against the Islamic State

Today marks the nine month anniversary since the start of the U.S.-led air campaign, later named Operation Inherent Resolve, against the self-declared Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. The air wa…

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