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June 20, 2017

European Union
EU Creates a Diplomatic Toolbox to Deter Cyberattacks

The European Union asserts its right to sanction entities in response to cyberattacks against its members in the hope that it creates a deterrent effect.

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May 1, 2017

Russia
Russia and the West

Two weeks ago, the Council on Foreign Relations hosted its annual Hauser Symposium. The topic was timely: Russia and the West. The symposium kicked off with a fascinating discussion on the state o…

National flags of Russia and U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow

April 14, 2017

Cyber Week in Review: April 14, 2017

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. The party would like to know when your data leaves the country. The Chinese government has dr…

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February 20, 2017

Elections and Voting
TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-four men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. If you are lucky enough…

The Presidential Seal in the White House in Washington

December 16, 2016

China
Tillerson and the South China Sea, Cashless in India, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Rex Tillerson’s South China Sea ties. While Tillerson’s relationship with Russia has attr…

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December 16, 2016

Global
Ten Most Significant World Events in 2016

Stories began appearing midway through 2016 asking whether it was the worst year ever. It wasn’t. It’s not even the worst year in the last half century. (Try 1968. Or 1974. Or 1979.) But 2016 certain…

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September 27, 2016

Technology and Innovation
Pairing Push and Pull Policies: A Heavy-Duty Model for Innovation

This post is co-authored by Sagatom Saha, research associate for energy and U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. When policymakers mandate adoption of a particular technology, t…

The Peterbilt SuperTruck makes a stop as its tests in fuel efficiency on the road (U.S. Department of Energy)

August 23, 2016

Africa at the Olympics

This is a guest post by Allen Grane, research associate for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. Now that the Olympics are over, it is time to tally up the medal totals. Sub-Saha…

Africa Olympics

August 22, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: August 13 – August 19

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from August 13, 2016 to August 19, 2016. This update also represents violence rela…

NST Tracker 1.10 to 1.16

July 22, 2016

China
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of July 22, 2016

Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Bochen Han, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Justice Department announces action against 1MDB. The ongoing scandal s…

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