January 20, 2022Economics
There are many critical challenges for the U. S. economy that markets, by their nature, will not address. In this sense, the future of American capitalism thus depends on the future of American polit…
March 31, 2015
I am pleased to announce that Robert Knake has joined the Council on Foreign Relations’ Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program. Rob will be a contributor to Net Politics, where he will primarily exami…
May 4, 2021Infrastructure
To avoid falling behind the rest of the world on internet speed and access, the United States should rapidly deploy fiber-optic internet nationwide with a policy of "open access."
March 1, 2021Cybersecurity
Widespread identity verification on social media platforms would make it harder for malicious actors to impersonate real people.
September 6, 2019Zimbabwe
During his thirty-seven years in power in Zimbabwe, he committed virtually every human rights violation there is. His hands were awash in the blood of Zimbabweans. Fanning and exploiting racial and class differences, he destroyed the country’s economy, once on the cusp of being one of Africa’s most developed, driving out commercial white farmers. By the time he died, Zimbabwe was an international pariah, an economic basket case, and many or most of the country’s most educated and productive citizens had left the country.
January 28, 2021Cybersecurity
The SolarWinds breach shows that even the best-intentioned companies that have pledged to work cooperatively are not doing so in practice, at least when it counts.
December 22, 2020Cybersecurity
Contrary to arguments that the United States spends too much on cyber offense, more spending on offensive and defensive capabilities could be in the cards for the future.