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June 24, 2022

Philippines
What Can Be Learned From Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s First Weeks in Office?

The early days of the Marcos Jr. administration may preview the remainder of his term.

Philippine president-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., son of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, attends a news conference at his headquarters in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila, Philippines, on May 23, 2022.

February 18, 2016

Privacy
Protecting Data Privacy With User-Friendly Software

Protecting the privacy of user data from unauthorized access is essential for business executives, policymakers, and users themselves. The pace of targeted attacks and massive data breaches is only i…

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May 9, 2022

Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos Jr Appears to Have Won Convincingly: Here’s What That Means for the Philippines

Marcos Jr's decisive victory would change the political landscape in the Philippines.

Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the late Philippine dictator, delivers a speech during a campaign rally in San Fernando, Pampanga province, Philippines, on April 29, 2022.

January 25, 2022

Monetary Policy
Digitizing the Dollar: The Future of Central Bank Digital Currencies

Panelists discuss the future of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), including their implications for traditional banking and financial sectors, concerns over privacy and public acceptance, and t…

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April 15, 2022

Philippines
A Marcos Presidency Will Be Bad News for the Philippines’ Democracy

Although the actual election isn’t for another six weeks, current polling suggests Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is all but a lock to succeed Rodrigo Duterte as the Philippines’ next president. Marcos, a form…

Philippine presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr., son of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, gestures as he speaks during a campaign rally in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, on February 14, 2022.

February 22, 2016

New Cyber Brief: Protecting Data Privacy With User-Friendly Software

The Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program has launched its sixth Cyber Brief. This one is authored by Sara “Scout” Sinclair Brody. Protecting the privacy of user data from unauthorized access is ess…

CFR Net Politics Cyber Brief

May 26, 2021

Race and Ethnicity
Race and Policy: America’s Standing in the World

The murder of George Floyd iin 2020 catalyzed an anti-racism protest movement that echoed around the world. Global protests, mostly in support of Black Lives Matter, lasted for months and were reigni…

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February 12, 2021

Southeast Asia
After Trump: Lessons From Other Post-Populist Democracies

Over the past decade, illiberal populist leaders from across the political spectrum have won elections and taken power in many of the world’s biggest democracies, from the United States to India, the…

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte checks the scope of a 7.62mm sniper rifle during the turnover ceremony of China's urgent military assistance given "gratis" to the Philippines, at Clark Air Base, near Angeles City, Philippines, on June 28, 2017.

May 28, 2021

United States
Remembering Those Whom Memorial Day Honors

The United States has fought twelve major wars and numerous smaller skirmishes in its history. Memorial Day is how we honor the soldiers, sailors, airmen, airwomen, and marines who did not return hom…

Memorial Day

March 24, 2022

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Virtual Roundtable: The Role of Trust in Pandemic Preparedness

Numerous research studies point to the outsized role that trust has played in the COVID-19 pandemic. Public compliance with expert recommendations for social distancing, mask wearing, school closures…

Play A health worker wears a protective suit as he disinfects an area outside a barricaded community that was locked down for health monitoring after recent cases of COVID-19 were found in the area on March 28, 2022 in Beijing, China.