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August 4, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: August 4, 2022

Pelosi visits Taiwan; Facebook allows spread of misinformation in Kenya; Probe into police use of Pegasus ends; Hackers steal $190 million in cryptocurrency; U.S. and Ukraine announces greater cybers…

Nancy Pelosi stands in front of a U.S. House of Representatives flag with her hand raised to the level of her chest.

August 3, 2022

Taiwan
Why China-Taiwan Relations Are So Tense

Taiwan has the potential to be a flash point in U.S.-China relations. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taipei in 2022 heightened tensions.

A helicopter flies a Taiwanese flag through the air.

August 3, 2022

Cybersecurity
New Entries in the CFR Cyber Operations Tracker: Q2 2022

An update of the Council on Foreign Relations' Cyber Operations Tracker for the period between March and June 2022. 

A graphic of the Cyber Operations Tracker.

August 2, 2022

Food and Water Security
Water Stress: A Global Problem That’s Getting Worse

Water scarcity threatens the health and development of communities around the globe. Climate change is intensifying the problem, pushing governments to find more innovative, collaborative ways to add…

New Delhi residents fill containers with drinking water from a municipal tanker in June 2018.

August 2, 2022

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 23-29

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from July 23 to July 29, 2022.

Map of Nigeria shaded in red to reflect Nigeria Security Tracker-documented deaths per state. Borno state, the northeastern-most state, is dark red, while the rest of the country are shades of pink. Regions of Cameroon, Chad, and Niger that have experienced Boko Haram-related violence are also shaded.

August 1, 2022

Indo-Pacific
The Continuing Problems with the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

The Biden administration's Indo-Pacific Economic Framework needs more work.

U.S. President Joe Biden, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida attend the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) launch event at Izumi Garden Gallery in Tokyo, Japan, on May 23, 2022.

July 28, 2022

Emerging Economies
Debt Distress: Can Emerging Markets Withstand Rising Costs?

Struggling to make ends meet as inflation and interest rates climb, many emerging markets will have to pursue difficult debt restructuring with international creditors.

People block a main road as they wait for gas trucks to arrive in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

July 27, 2022

North Korea
What to Know About Sanctions on North Korea

World powers continue to punish North Korea with economic sanctions, but the pressure has so far failed to push Pyongyang toward denuclearization.

A woman works at a textile mill in Pyongyang, North Korea.

July 27, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: July 22, 2022

Tech companies accused of allowing Russian propaganda; Alibaba executives called in for questioning; DHS accused of misusing location data; House passes NDAA; China accused of hacking Belgian Ministr…

Jack Ma raises his finger and looks away from the camera in front of a blue background.

July 25, 2022

Infectious Diseases
Why Hasn’t the World Eradicated Polio?

The world is inching closer to eradicating polio, but armed conflicts and opposition to vaccines stand in the way of finally eliminating the disease.

A health worker marks the finger of a child with indelible ink during an anti-polio campaign at an Afghan refugee settlement on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.