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September 10, 2018

Cybersecurity
What Do the Trump Administration’s Changes to PPD-20 Mean for U.S. Offensive Cyber Operations?

The White House has reportedly made it easier for U.S. Cyber Command to conduct offensive cyber operations, leading some observers to fret that it will create undue risks of escalation. Those concern…

Paul Nakasone

March 16, 2018

Thailand
Thailand’s (Possible) Election: A Plethora of Parties Register, But Will Politics Actually Change?

With elections in Thailand seemingly slated for early 2019, could an Emmanuel Macron–like figure emerge in the kingdom?

Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit-3.15.2018

January 16, 2018

Cybersecurity
Why Are There No Cyber Arms Control Agreements?

With the emergence of a militarized cyber domain that creates the conditions for misperceptions that could lead to inadvertent conflict, why are there no cyber arms control regimes?

Gorbachev-Reagan

August 24, 2017

Thailand
Thailand’s Enforced Calm Could Collapse After Yingluck Trial

On Friday, former Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will hear the verdict in her trial over allegedly neglecting management of a massive rice subsidy plan. She oversaw the rice subsidy during h…

Yingluck_Thailand_8.1.2017

July 6, 2017

Myanmar
The NLD-Led Government in Myanmar Looks Eerily Familiar on Press Freedom

The National League for Democracy (NLD)-led government in Myanmar has now been in office for more than a year, with Aung San Suu Kyi as de facto head of government. Suu Kyi certainly wields sizable i…

Aung San Suu Kyi_5.24.2017

October 14, 2016

Emerging Markets
Splitting out Emerging Economies Changes the Picture on Global Trade

The Financial Times’ Big Read feature on hidden trade barriers included a chart showing the growth in trade relative to the growth of the world economy. The graph showed, accurately, that trade is no…

ae

August 21, 2015

China
This Week in Markets in Democracy: What We Are Reading

This Week in Markets and Democracy will return on August 28. Until then, here is what CSMD is reading this week. The World Economic Forum identifies ten trends that will shape the future role of civ…

Chinese currency

March 28, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: The Case for Reorganizing Government

In an op-ed in Politico, Jeff Zients, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, and John Engler, former republican governor of Michigan, argue for increasing presidential power to reorg…

U.S. President Obama discusses plans to consolidate six trade and commerce agencies at the White House on January 13, 2012 (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters).

October 16, 2017

United States
Roberto Azevêdo Discusses Trade Policies of the United States

This is the final session of the "The United States and World Trade: Future Directions" symposium. 

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October 16, 2017

Trade
The United States, Trade Remedies, and the World Trade Organization

This is the third session of the "The United States and World Trade: Future Directions" symposium. 

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