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October 6, 2017

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: October 6, 2017

This week: Russia gets more NSA cyber tools, section 702 reform, Max Schrems, internet shutdowns cost money, and Australia's cyber engagement strategy.

Mike Rogers NSA

December 18, 2017

United States
Could a U.S.-Russia Oil Showdown be Coming?

About a year ago, a seasoned U.S. oil leader with deep political connections explained to me that U.S. shale would be out of the woods by 2018. His thesis was straightforward: he thought the U.S. eco…

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (back) and Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin attend a signing ceremony at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2014 (SPIEF 2014) in St. Petersburg, Russia, May 24, 2014.

December 1, 2017

Rohingya
In Bangladesh, the Pope Has Balm for Rohingya Refugees But No Answers

Earlier this week, Pope Francis visited Myanmar. During his visit there, he did not mention the word “Rohingya” publicly, despite the fact that since August 25, world attention has been focused on th…

Pope Francis rides a rickshaw as he visits St. Mary’s Cathedral in Dhaka, Bangladesh December 1, 2017. REUTERS/Max Rossi

November 6, 2017

Cybersecurity
Europe Slowly Starts to Talk Openly About Offensive Cyber Operations

Although Europe might be more comfortable talking about offensive cyber operations publicly, European countries are still unclear about their strategic utility.

Germany Cyber

August 9, 2017

Foreign Aid
Why Cutting Foreign Aid Benefits Terrorists

President Trump's proposal to cut USAID funding will not help the United States fight terrorism. 

Shadow on USAID boxes

December 14, 2016

Cybersecurity
Oft-Neglected Cost Drivers of Cyber Weapons

Dr. Herb Lin is senior research scholar for cyber policy and security at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and research fellow at the Hoover Institution, both at Stanford Universi…

CFR Cyber Net Politics

November 21, 2016

Cybersecurity
How Much Does a Cyber Weapon Cost? Nobody Knows

Max Smeets is a D.Phil candidate and research affiliate of the Cyber Studies Programme at the University of Oxford. His work analyzes the proliferation of cyber weapons. Can a non-state actor take d…

CFR Cyber RPG Net Politics

October 24, 2016

Cybersecurity
When Naming Cyber Threat Actors Does More Harm Than Good

Max Smeets is a D.Phil candidate and cyber research affiliate at the University of Oxford. His work analyzes the proliferation of cyber weapons. Cybersecurity firms, despite their increasing promine…

CFR Cyber Net Politics Sneaky Panda

February 3, 2016

Wars and Conflict
Nigeria’s 2016 Budget Continues Use of Secretive ‘Security Votes’

In a post originally published on African Arguments, CFR International Affairs Fellow Matthew Page explains that despite President Muhammadu Buhari’s anticorruption progress, the government’s new bud…

July 20, 2015

Iran
Unraveling the Iran Nuclear Deal on "Day One"

Two of the Republican candidates for president, Gov. Scott Walker and Gov. Jeb Bush, are in an argument over how the United States can best get out of the Obama nuclear agreement. This argument has n…