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December 1, 2021

United States
Ten Anniversaries to Note in 2022

As two thousand twenty-one comes to a close, here are ten notable historical anniversaries to mark in two thousand twenty-two.

Nixon Mao

November 19, 2021

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: #WhereIsPengShuai

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers November 13 to November 19.

China’s Peng Shuai serves during a match at the Australian Open on January 15, 2019.

November 11, 2021

United States
Thanking America's Veterans

Today we recognize those who have served in the United States’ armed forces.

veterans

November 10, 2021

United States
Happy 246th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

The United States Marine Corps Marks 246 years of service. 

Marines

November 5, 2021

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: November 5, 2021

China's personal information law goes into effect; Israeli companies targeted by ransomware; NSO Group blacklisted; Social media's falling revenue; Biden announces bounty on DarkSide leaders; Yahoo p…

Tim Cook at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, CA.

November 4, 2021

China
Are China’s Domestic Politics Beginning to Erode its Governance?

Chinese authorities have launched a regulatory blitz.  But its haste and scope raise questions as to whether technocratic governance of the economy is eroding as China's politics swings in the direct…

Shanghai cityscape at night

November 1, 2021

Ethiopia
One Year On, Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict No Closer to Political Solution

This week will mark a year since the start of the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. Twelve months in, the conflict is widening, the human toll is devastating, and the prospects for peace more remote than ever. The future of the Ethiopian state is so uncertain that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) declined to release a forecast for the country in the latest World Economic Outlook.

Ethiopian soldiers wearing red berets and military fatigues march while toting assault rifles.

October 29, 2021

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Biden Administration Releases New Strategy on Gender Equality

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers October 23 to October 29. 

Jennifer Klein, co-chair of the White House Gender Policy Council, speaks to the media at the White House daily press briefing.

October 29, 2021

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: October 29, 2021

REvil forced offline; FTC investigating Facebook; Nobelium attacks again; Blinken announces new cyber czar at State Department; Iranian gas stations hacked; the reemergence of NFTs in China

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress in 2018.

October 26, 2021

Cybersecurity
Consumer-facing Companies Still Have Few Incentives to Stop Data Breaches, and That’s a National Security Concern.

U.S. adversaries have been able to exfiltrate data from U.S. companies in recent years seemingly at will. It’s time for the government to get serious about combating data theft across all industries…

Former Deputy National Security Advisor Matthew Pottinger at the opening of the Belt and Road Forum in 2017.