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May 20, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: May 20, 2022

Biden plans limits on foreign data transfers; Chinese hackers target Russian defense sector; EU proposes scanning end to end encryption; U.S. will not prosecute "good faith" hackers; China pledges su…

Attorney General Merrick Garland stands in front of a White House logo.

May 5, 2015

Politics and Government
Campaign 2016: Mike Huckabee, GOP Presidential Candidate

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is taking that age old advice to heart. Back in 2008 he did surprisingly well in the GOP nominating race, despite…

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May 10, 2022

Arctic
How the Russia-Ukraine War Challenges Arctic Governance

The Russian invasion of Ukraine presents the greatest obstacle to Arctic governance since the Cold War. The boycott of the Arctic Council will permanently diminish its scope and leave Arctic security…

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov gesture as they arrive for a meeting on the sidelines of the Arctic Council Ministerial summit, in Reykjavik, Iceland, on May 19, 2021.

May 2, 2013

Trade
Energy and Climate Issues Awaiting Mike Froman at USTR

With Mike Froman nominated to become U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), change in how the White House handles international energy is sure to follow. But Froman won’t be able to leave energy or climat…

April 25, 2022

Cybersecurity
The Perils and Promise of America’s Older Cyber Regulatory Regime

Outdated digital policy in the United States has long been cited as a point of failure. Hacking laws need updating, but broad protections and better implementation of the law can improve U.S. cyberse…

Missouri Governor Mike Parson and President Donald Trump speak on a tarmac with Secret Service agents standing in the background.

March 28, 2014

International Organizations
You Might Have Missed: Ukraine, Rep. Mike Rogers, and Drones

Jeanne Whalen and Alan Cullison, “Ukraine Battles to Rebuild a Depleted Military,” Wall Street Journal, March 25, 2014. In recent weeks Mr. Yarema has turned to Washington and NATO for help, but wit…

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October 9, 2020

Election 2020
Campaign Foreign Policy Roundup: VP Candidates Discuss Foreign Policy

Each Friday, I look at what the presidential contenders are saying about foreign policy. This week: Kamala Harris and Mike Pence discussed U.S. policy toward China and U.S. global leadership at Wedne…

Senator Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence sit across from each other separated by plexiglass on the stage of the vice-presidential debate.

March 13, 2018

U.S. State Department
Tillerson, Pompeo, and the State of State

Mike Pompeo inherits a marginalized State Department, undermined by several grievous mistakes from Rex Tillerson. 

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson boards his plane to depart at the end of a five-country swing through Africa from Abuja, Nigeria, March 12, 2018.

November 10, 2021

U.S. Foreign Policy
TWE Book and Film Recommendations

Looking for something to read or watch? Here is a list of all the books and films recommended on The Water’s Edge.

https://www.cfr.org/blog/twe-book-and-film-recommendations

November 29, 2021

China
The Uighurs and the Question of Muslim Solidarity

Facing genocide by China, the Uighurs, who are Muslim, benefit from near zero solidarity from their co-religionists.