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November 19, 2018

Cybersecurity
Zero Botnets

Botnets—groups of computers infected with malicious software often used for crime—cost the economy billions of dollars each year. Technology makers, ISPs, cybersecurity companies, and law enforcement need to work together across the globe to fight botnets.

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March 6, 2017

Russia
Reducing Tensions Between Russia and NATO

Kimberly Marten outlines how U.S. policymakers can deter Russian aggression with robust support for NATO, while reassuring Russia of NATO’s defensive intentions through clear words and actions based in international law.

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February 25, 2016

China
Xi Jinping on the Global Stage

In light of China's deepening economic slowdown, "China's foreign policy may well be driven increasingly by the risk of domestic political instability," write Robert D. Blackwill, Henry A. Kissinger …

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June 20, 2014

Defense Technology
Limiting Armed Drone Proliferation

Overview The Obama administration should pursue a strategy that places clear limits on its own sale and use of armed drones lest these weapons proliferate and their use becomes widespread. These a…

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April 8, 2013

Military Operations
The Future of U.S. Special Operations Forces

Overview U.S. special operations forces are doing more things in more places than ever before. They are now active in some seventy countries and, since 2001, have seen their combined budget nearly…

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December 2, 2011

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia in the New Middle East

The United States' relationship with Saudi Arabia has been one of the cornerstones of U.S. policy in the Middle East for decades. Despite their substantial differences in history, culture, and govern…

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April 21, 2010

International Law
From Rome to Kampala

Overview The United States has long been a leading force behind international efforts to bring the perpetrators of atrocities to justice. It spearheaded the prosecution of German and Japanese offi…

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April 4, 2010

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Strengthening the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime

Overview Nuclear technology has long been recognized as capable of both tremendous benefits and tremendous destruction. With this in mind, countries have devised international arrangements intende…

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April 2, 2010

Russia
The Russian Economic Crisis

Overview Nearly two decades after the fall of the Soviet Union, the character of Russia, its principal successor state, remains unresolved. So, too, does the character of Russia's relationship wit…

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October 23, 2008

Democratic Republic of Congo
Congo

Overview The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is a country of tragedy and promise on a massive scale. Nearly one-quarter the size of the United States, the DRC is home to important tropical …

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