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September 28, 2022

Cybersecurity
Russia’s Internet Censor Is Also a Surveillance Machine

Russia's internet censorship has often been an opaque concept. Recent hack and leak operations, however, have shined light on the prominent role that Roskomnadzor plays in surveilling the internet an…

Russian police raise nightsticks to hit a group of protestors.

September 28, 2022

South Korea
Solidarity in Support of Freedom: South Korean President Yoon’s UN Speech

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol delivered his first speech to the UN General Assembly that outlined a daunting list of global challenges requiring a collective response through UN-based cooperat…

Korea President Yoon Suk Yeol addresses the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in New York City on September 20, 2022.

September 27, 2022

United States
To Out-Innovate Global Competitors, the United States Should Embrace Immigrant Talent

Immigration barriers for entrepreneurs and U.S.-educated STEM graduates hurt American innovation.

Citizens get sweared in

September 26, 2022

Women and Economic Growth
The Robots are Coming: AI Replaces Umpires at U.S. Open, With Global Implications for Jobs

Sports reflect a societal trend of increasing automation. Policymakers should wrestle with the impact that autonomous technological development will have on the workforce, and ensure that marginalize…

Frances Tiafoe, in a red shirt and red headband, in mid-swing with a tennis ball in the frame.

September 26, 2022

Nigeria
Policing Breakthrough in Nigeria

The nascent elite consensus around state police is an important milestone on the path to true federalism.

A man and police officers walk in opposite directions holding petrol while at a gas station in Nigeria.

September 26, 2022

Technology and Innovation
The Robots Are Coming: AI Replaces Umpires at the U.S. Open, With Global Implications for Jobs

Sports reflect a societal trend of increasing automation. Policymakers should wrestle with the impact that autonomous technological development will have on the workforce, and ensure that marginalize…

Frances Tiafoe, in a red shirt and red headband, in mid-swing with a tennis ball in the frame.

September 23, 2022

Iran
Women This Week: Protests in Iran Demand End to Decades of Women’s Oppression

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers September 17 to September 23.

An Iranian woman living in Turkey reacts during a protest following the death of Mahsa Amini, outside the Iranian consulate in Istanbul, Turkey September 21, 2022.

September 23, 2022

United States
Why “Reforming” the United Nations Security Council is a Bad Idea

President Biden has embraced "reforms" of the United Nations Security Council that are impractical and would undermine U.S. interests.

September 23, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: September 23, 2022

Iran restricts internet access; Uber breached by Lapsu$; U.S. begins distributing $1 billion in cybersecurity grants; Chinese authorities launch corruption investigation; CAC may be amended.

Protestors in Iran stand behind a burning gate.

September 22, 2022

Taiwan
While Pledging to Defend Taiwan from China, Biden Shifted on Taiwan Independence. Here’s Why That Matters.

President Biden's comment on Taiwan independence is a break from his predecessors.

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment Conference in New York, U.S., September 21, 2022.