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June 27, 2019

Space
Big Bangs, Red Herrings, and the Dilemmas of Space Security

Policymakers should be careful not to focus to excess on the possibility of kinetic warfare in space.

The Small Satellite Orbital Deployer, in the grasp of the Kibo laboratory robotic arm, deploys a set of NanoRacks CubeSats.

June 18, 2019

Politics and Government
Defense and Emerging Technology: A Conversation with Senator Joni Ernst

Senator Ernst discusses the importance of advancing U.S. defense technology to counter the emerging capabilities of China and Russia, and how threats resulting from advanced technology are influencin…

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March 7, 2019

Algeria
Political Instability in Algeria

A bungled leadership transition and continuing economic stagnation in Algeria would have significant ramifications for U.S. counterterrorism interests and regional stability. Washington should take worthwhile to manage the risk of growing political instability, including precautionary measures to safeguard its interests should the worst happen.

Students take part in a protest in Algiers to denounce an offer by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to run in elections but not to serve a full term if reelected, on March 5, 2019. (Ramzi Boudina/Reuters)

February 15, 2012

How, and How Not, to Debate The Budget

In our current political climate, the budget of the President is no longer a legislative proposal--it is merely an invitation to debate. And in the aftermath of the release of the budget Monday, we h…

U.S. Treasury Secretary Geithner testifies before the House Ways and Means Committee in Washington (Gary Cameron/Courtesy Reuters).

February 13, 2018

Economics
'The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War' by Benn Steil

Benn Steil discusses his new book, The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War.

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January 10, 2014

Egypt
Weekend Reading: Why Shiites Fight, Egyptian Time Warp, and Militia Madness in Libya

Rodger Shanahan says that Shiites fighting in Syria are doing so not for sectarian reasons, but rather for reasons of geopolitics and self-preservation. Mohammed Fadel argues that Egypt has returned…

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Roundtable on Technology, Innovation, and American Primacy

The roundtable series examines how government strategy and policy should respond to these challenges and their impact on American geoeconomic and geopolitical interests.

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About the Women and Foreign Policy Program

The Women and Foreign Policy program analyzes how elevating the status of women and girls advances U.S. foreign policy objectives, including prosperity, stability, and security.

June 3, 2015

Cybersecurity
International Perspectives on Regulating Military Cyber Activity

Ashley Deeks is an associate professor at the University of Virginia Law School. She formerly served in the State Department’s Office of the Legal Adviser and was an international affairs fellow at t…

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March 29, 2013

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Drone Secrets, Noise, and Civil Liberties

Jameel Jaffer, “The Drone Secrets We Should See,” Politico, March 29, 2013. The administration owes the public a fuller account of the program. It should begin by releasing the legal memos that supp…

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