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October 5, 2018

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: October 5, 2018

This week: Chinese supply chain attacks, Russian military intelligence under the microscope, and fake news in Indonesia. 

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March 16, 2018

Russia
Cyber Week in Review: March 16, 2018

This week: CFIUS strikes again; the U.K. considers going on the cyber offensive; U.S. officials call out Russia for targeting energy grid; Facebook is implicated in Myanmar's Rohingya crisis. 

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March 24, 2017

Cyber Week in Review: March 24, 2017

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. One Windows to rule them all? Nope. The Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft finished d…

March 15, 2017

Cybersecurity
Hacking Charges Against Russian FSB Officers: A Quick Reaction

This post was co-written with Alex Grigsby, assistant director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy program. This morning, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the indictment of four peo…

February 24, 2017

Cyber Week in Review: February 24, 2017

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. File under: Not entirely surprising. Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu has officially ad…

December 16, 2016

Americas
This Week in Markets and Democracy: Asian Trade Openness, Palm Oil Abuses, Global Magnitsky

Trade Rules Favor Asia, Not the United States Asia’s rise in the global trading system continues. Recent World Economic Forum data shows that the ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) m…

A worker unloads palm fruit at a palm oil plantation in Peat Jaya, Jambi province on the Indonesian island of Sumatra September 15, 2015 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. September 15, 2015 (Reuters/Wahyu Putro A/Antara Foto).

January 16, 2017

United States
Paved with Good Intentions? France’s Middle East Peace Conference

The Madrid peace conference in 1991 to launch comprehensive Arab-Israeli negotiations was a diplomatic triumph. The 2007 Annapolis conference relaunched peace-making and a new, well-prepared three tr…

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February 24, 2016

Middle East and North Africa
Syria Delusions, Round Two

In 2012, the group that is supposed to be the senior national security team--the secretary of state (Hillary Clinton), secretary of defense (Leon Panetta), and CIA director (David Petraeus)--urged Pr…

February 29, 2016

Syria
The Syria "Cease Fire"

The Syrian American Council last week distributed a memorandum, whose full text is below, about the new cease fire that has been negotiated between John Kerry, Sergei Lavrov, and other parties. The C…

July 31, 2015

Trade
This Week in Markets and Democracy: TIP Report Questioned, Turkey Targets Kurds, and Cardin’s Anti-Corruption Agenda

This is a post in a new series on the Development Channel,“This Week in Markets and Democracy.” Each week, CFR’s Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program will highlight noteworthy events and art…