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August 4, 2011

China
On Shady Rats

Flags of member nations flying at United Nations Headquarters. (Courtesy UN/Joao Araujo Pinto) Another week, another report of massive cyber hacking. This time it is a McAfee report, Revealed: Opera…

On Shady Rats

August 6, 2011

China
China Must Worry about an American Version of Shady RAT

One of the most widespread reactions to the revelation of Operation Shady RAT, the five-year long hacking of over 70 organizations in 14 different territories, has been: how did this go on for so lon…

December 26, 2017

Americas
Populism Looms Over Latin America's Election Year

In 2018, nearly two out of every three Latin Americans will head to the polls to elect new leaders, and the fight against corruption will be high on their agenda. The surge to throw the bums out coul…

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July 11, 2012

Democracy
Egypt’s Tense Political Standoff

Hillary Clinton’s trip highlights the diplomatic challenges ahead with Egypt as President Morsi and the military engage in a struggle for power, says expert Shadi Hamid.

March 16, 2017

Diplomacy and International Institutions
International Studies Association Panel: Inequality and the Rise of Authoritarianism

As part of CFR’s Academic Outreach Initiative, I recently had the privilege of moderating a panel on inequality and the rise of authoritarianism with Jack A. Goldstone, Virginia E. and John T. Hazel …

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October 5, 2012

Trade
Guest Post: Ralls vs. CFIUS: What Are the Implications for Chinese Investment?

The following is a guest post by two of the leading experts on Chinese foreign direct investment in the United States, and on the U.S. government's investment review process. Thilo Hanemann is Resear…

Windmills at a wind farm in Palm Springs, California (Lucy Nicholson/Courtesy Reuters).

August 3, 2012

Rule of Law
Legal Empowerment, Governance, and Development

A new consensus has emerged in recent years that good institutions—especially the fair and predictable rule of law, and accountable governments that effectively serve their citizens—are prerequisites…

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February 23, 2017

United States
Inequality and the Rise of Authoritarianism

Jack A. Goldstone, Shadi Hamid, and Kathleen R. McNamara discuss inequality and the rise of authoritarianism.

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December 7, 2016

Religion
The Future of Liberal Democracy

Shadi Hamid discusses the outcome of the U.S. presidential election and the role of identity, morality, and religion in American politics.