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July 20, 2018

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: July 20, 2018

This week: Europe fines Google over Android, Facebook wants to rid itself of speech that incites violence, U.S. lawmakers support domain fronting, and India's telecom regulator likes the GDPR. 

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July 16, 2018

Syria
Sixteen and Married: Why Identity Matters for Syrian Girls

Ensuring that displaced women and girls have official identification is a critical step toward reducing rates of child marriage among Syrian refugees.

Syrian refugee Omayma al Hushan (R), 14, who launched an initiative against child marriage among Syrian refugees, plays with her friend outside their residence in Al Zaatari refugee camp.

June 11, 2018

Donald Trump
At G7 Summit, Trump Takes a Wrecking Ball to the West

The outcome of the G7 summit suggests Trump is prepared to abandon the transatlantic relationship, and even the concept of “the West,” as pillars of U.S. global engagement.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to U.S. President Donald J. Trump during the second day of the G7 meeting in Charlevoix, Canada on June 9, 2018.

May 31, 2018

United States
The National Debt Dilemma

With the U.S. national debt already exceeding $15 trillion, President Trump’s tax reform and budget deals with Congress are poised to add massively to the country’s deficits. CFR explores the origins of the national debt, the risks it presents, and the outlook for change.

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May 11, 2018

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: May 11, 2018

This week: abolishing the cybersecurity coordinator position at the White House, work stoppage at ZTE, and kicking Nazis off the internet. 

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April 3, 2018

South Africa
Court Decision Shines Light on Race Relations in South Africa

There has been backlash among white South Africans. Some have argued that she was upset after having just been robbed (this was part of her defense in court as well), while others have complained that black insults and threats to whites—especially by political figures—have gone unpunished.

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February 6, 2018

Olympics
The Mixed Record of Sports Diplomacy

While sports may temporarily transcend divisions in society, events like the Olympics rarely serve to advance countries’ diplomatic aims.

East Germany was a perennial powerhouse at winter games, including the 1988 Calgary games where it won gold and bronze in the women’s 1000 meters Speedskating event.

January 9, 2018

Somalia
Al-Shabab

Al-Shabab remains capable of carrying out massive attacks in Somalia and surrounding countries despite a decade-long African Union offensive against the Islamist group. 

Al-Shabab in Somalia

October 25, 2013

Japan
Rob Sheldon: Advancing U.S.-Japan Collective Cyber Capabilities (Part III: Cooperation)

Rob Sheldon is a 2013-2014 Mansfield Fellow based in Tokyo. Follow him at @shorttelegrams. Also see Part I and Part II of this series. As the United States and Japan seek to develop the capacity for…

Participants from government ministries and agencies take part in the Cyber Defense Exercise with Recurrence (CYDER) in Tokyo on September 25, 2013. (Toru Hanai/Courtesy Reuters)

October 21, 2013

Japan
Rob Sheldon: Advancing U.S.-Japan Collective Cyber Capabilities (Part I: Context)

Rob Sheldon is a 2013-2014 Mansfield Fellow based in Tokyo. Follow him at @shorttelegrams. Also see Part II and Part III of this series. After several years of incremental improvements, Washington a…

Participants from government ministries and agencies take part in the Cyber Defense Exercise with Recurrence (CYDER) in Tokyo on September 25, 2013. (Toru Hanai/Courtesy Reuters)