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February 28, 2019

Cybersecurity
Much Ado About the Cyber Skills Shortage

Governments and industry like to talk about the 'cybersecurity skills shortage,' but does the shortage actually exist? And are countries adopting the right policies to address it? 

Participants from government ministries and agencies take part in the CYDER in Tokyo

October 8, 2018

India
Review: America’s Deep History With South Asia

Srinath Raghavan's history of U.S. involvement in South Asia—primarily India, Pakistan and Afghanistan—provides a rich backdrop of lessons for today’s U.S. policymakers as they consider dilemmas in t…

A U.S. Marine(C) talks with Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers during a training in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 5, 2017. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

July 12, 2017

Europe
The Strange Death of Europe

What does Europe’s future look like? Last night I finished reading Douglas Murray’s fascinating, brilliant, beautifully argued and deeply disturbing book, The Strange Death of Europe. Murray write…

February 28, 2017

Development
The Link Between Internet Access and Economic Growth Is Not as Strong as You Think

Mark Graham, Nicolas Friederici and Sanna Ojanperä are researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute. They recently published The Impact of Connectivity in Africa: Grand Visions and the Mirage of Incl…

Internet.Org CFR Net Politics Cyber Zero Rating

October 6, 2016

Russia
A Literal Cold War: The EU-Russian Struggle Over Energy Security

Niall Henderson is an Interdepartmental Program Assistant at the Council on Foreign Relations. On September 14, Ukraine initiated arbitration against the Russian Federation for violations of the U…

gazprom

September 8, 2008

China
Emergence of State Capitalism

After years of celebrating the triumph of market capitalism, many of its advocates today are troubled by the emergence of 'state capitalism', particularly in the form of sovereign wealth funds. How…

Emergence of State Capitalism

July 29, 2014

Wars and Conflict
TWE Remembers: World War I Histories

You can learn a lot about the origins, events, and consequences of World War I by surfing the Internet. But if you really want to understand why the Great War happened, you should read serious histor…

World-War-I-Books

June 24, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa’s EFF and Charleston

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), a populist , far-left “revolutionary” political party led by Julius Malema is now the third largest in South Africa’s National Assembly under the system of propor…

EFF Statement

June 13, 2014

The World Next Week: Books to Read This Summer

The World Next Week podcast is up. This week, Bob McMahon and I took a break from our regular discussion of next week’s news to kick off the summer with some reading recommendations. We were joined b…

Summer-Reading-Books

April 7, 2015

Politics and Government
Campaign 2016: Senator Rand Paul, GOP Presidential Candidate

Is America ready for a "Libertarian-ish" president? We are about to find out. Today Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) formally announced his presidential campaign, making him the second Republican candidate, …

Rand Paul Announcement