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November 13, 2017

Digital Policy
Report Watch Vol. IV: Tracking Digital and Cyber Scholarship So You Don’t Have To

Alexandra Kilroy is an intern for the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. For those new to Net Politics, our report-watch series of posts distills the most …

Student in the stacks

May 22, 2012

Peter Thiel and the Great College Debate

Should more Americans go to college? I would have thought the answer is an unequivocal yes. The evidence is overwhelming that college graduates have lower unemployment rates, earn far more money, and…

Co-founder of PayPal Peter Thiel speaks during a news conference in Washington in October 2011 (Yuri Gripas/Courtesy Reuters).

October 9, 2012

Thinking About Algeria and “Analytic Overshooting”

In the fall of 1991, Robert A. Mortimer writing in the Middle East Journal declared, “Although the leaders of the post-independence generation feared that a pluralistic Algeria would be too unruly to…


March 9, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Guest Post: KONY 2012, Beyond the Buzz

This is a guest post by Melissa Bukuru, CFR Africa program intern. After 50 million views and a media buzz that shows no sign of dying down quickly, backlash to Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 video …


September 21, 2006

Financial Markets
Unintentional irony watch (hedge fund edition)

Risk management standards do seem to be slipping.   Davis, Sender and Zuckerman in the Wall Street Journal: “The risk models employed by hedge funds use historic data, but the natural gas markets hav…