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January 27, 2020

United Nations
From Multilateral to Multistakeholder? New Developments in UN Processes on Cybersecurity

The United Nations hosted the first intersessional consultation session between UN member states and non-governmental actors interested in peace and security in cyberspace. International law, norms, …

United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York

December 6, 2019

China
Cyber Week in Review: December 6, 2019

Chinese tech companies seek to influence surveillance standards at the UN; UN hosts meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on global ICT usage; Russian government and search engine Yandex agree on n…

Visitors experience facial recognition technology at Face++ booth during the China Public Security Expo in Shenzhen, China.

April 14, 2017

China
Myanmar–China Pipeline, Malaysian Disappearances, Japan’s Population Problem, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Larry Hong, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. At last, Myanmar–China pipeline opens for business. This Tuesday, the first…

Xi-Htin-Kyaw-meeting

January 13, 2017

China
Chinese Carrier in the Strait, Philippine Birth Control, $100 Billion SoftBank Fund, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Lorand Laskai, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. China’s aircraft carrier sails through Taiwan Strait. Early Wednesday morn…

liaoning-training-drill

December 6, 2012

Development
New From CFR: Foreign Affairs on Poverty in India

A review by Andrew Nathan in the November/December Foreign Affairs examines two books on poverty reduction in India, home to some 35 percent of the world’s poorest people. The first volume is Poverty…

india_foreign_affairs_poverty

May 12, 2016

Cybersecurity
The Cyber Act of War Act: A Proposal for a Problem the Law Can’t Fix

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed this week, Senator Mike Rounds argued the United States urgently needs “a clear and concise definition of when an attack in cyberspace constitutes an act of war.” To pr…

CFR Net Politics Cyber

May 23, 2016

Thailand
Thailand’s Junta and the Southern Insurgency

Earlier this month, Thai junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha lamented the ongoing bloodshed in southern Thailand and implicitly criticized his own government’s feeble attempts to restart talks with the in…

prayuth-chan-ocha-2

October 2, 2015

Thailand
Thailand’s Bombing Case Twists and Turns

More than a month after the deadly bombing at central Bangkok’s Erawan shrine, the Thai authorities have made two arrests in the case, and issued at least seventeen arrest warrants overall. On Monday…

Thailand-police-Erawan Shrine bombing

May 23, 2014

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: One Year After Obama’s Drone Speech

Harold Hongju Koh, “Ending the Forever War: One Year After President Obama’s NDU Speech,” JustSecurity.org, May 23, 2014. The President’s historic move in that speech was to call for the eventual re…

Obama NDU speech

December 10, 2013

China
Cyberspace Cannot Live Without Sovereignty, Says Lu Wei

Last week at a meeting which spent most of its time focusing on how U.S. cyberspace policy could recover in the wake of the Snowden revelations, the panel was asked whether there was any good news to…

Demonstrators from the pro-China "Caring Hong Kong Power" group protest over claims from former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden that the National Security Agency (NSA) hacked computers in the Chinese territory, outside the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong on July 9, 2013. (Bobby Yip/Courtesy Reuters)