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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 7, 2018

Russia
An Inside Look at Russia

Panelists discuss current political and economic policies in Russia, and how Russia’s domestic affairs influence its foreign policy.

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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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June 30, 2016

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
The Warsaw Summit: NATO Examines Itself, Again

At its Warsaw summit, NATO should try to find better solutions to the problem of burden-sharing and a more sustainable strategy for managing tensions with Russia, writes CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.

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…

May 2, 2014

Iran
Chlorine, Nukes, and American Credibility

One of the greatest Israeli concerns about a possible nuclear deal with Iran goes beyond the terms of any deal itself to the issue of enforcement.  The issue is summed up in a Laura Rozen piece: The…