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July 16, 2019

Building Resilience in the Fifth Domain

The time for new cyber strategies is over. The United States should work to achieve "cyber resilience," in which we actively manage the risk posed by even the most persistent nation-state actors.

A researcher of Hauri, an IT security software company investigating computer viruses, works at a lab of the company in Seoul March 22, 2013.

February 21, 2019

Election 2020
Meet Tulsi Gabbard, Democratic Presidential Candidate

Most Democrats running for president in 2020 are focused on domestic issues. Not Tulsi Gabbard. The Iraq War veteran and four-term congresswoman from Hawaii is putting foreign policy front and center…

Gabbard 2020

May 30, 2016

United States
TWE Remembers: Memorial Day

The United States has fought twelve major wars and a countless number of smaller skirmishes in its history. Memorial Day is our way of honoring the soldiers, sailors, airmen, airwomen, and marines wh…


February 18, 2016

Guest Post: Do-It-Yourself Military Intelligence

Harry Oppenheimer and Aaron Picozzi are research associates at the Council on Foreign Relations. An unparalleled, indiscriminate and growing wave of transparency is exposing the deployment of milita…

Syria Air STrip

July 30, 2014

Guest Post: Jokowi’s Small Victory Over Corruption in Indonesia

This blog post was authored by Timothy F. Higgins, a graduate of the University of St. Andrews with an MA in political philosophy. The recent presidential victory of Joko Widodo (popularly known as …

Jokowi 2

May 2, 2014

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Terrorism, Women in Nonprofits, and China

Ehud Yaari and Michael Morell, “Israel vs. al-Qaeda: Emerging Challenges on Two Fronts,” The Washington Institute, April 29, 2014. Michael Morell: For everyone 100 hours I spent in the Sit Room talk…

Hagel and China

April 17, 2012

Defense and Security
Lessons Learned: Bay of Pigs Invasion

A new installment of “Lessons Learned” is now out. This week I discuss the Bay of Pigs invasion, which began on April 17, 1961. In the video, I look at the mistakes made before and during the invasio…

January 18, 2007

Financial Markets
Do lower oil prices mean the end of the saving glut?

That is question Justin Lahart raises in his Wall Street Journal column. His answer is a qualified yes.  I would answer with a qualified maybe.  Or maybe with a muted yes.   The oil exporters have sh…

January 11, 2007

Financial Markets
Cracks in the GCC’s commitment to the dollar peg?

From Simon Derrick of the Bank of New York. Reuters reports that central bank governors of the UAE will meet in March to discuss currency pegs. The agency cites Governor Sultan Nasser al-Suweidi wh…

January 9, 2007

United States
Nice work if you can get it — the joys of exorbitant privilege

I spent a bit of time trying to estimate how market moves in 2006 will impact the US net international investment position (the NIIP is the gap between all US external assets and all US external liab…