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October 7, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Friday File: Libya, Syria, and the Responsibility to Protect

A session of the United Nations Security Council in New York. (Shannon Stapleton/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. The UN Security Council witnessed a rare double veto on Tuesday. Both Russia and Ch…

A session of the United Nations Security Council in New York. (Shannon Stapleton/courtesy Reuters)

January 8, 2019

Privacy
Year in Review: The Year of Data Protection

2018 was the year that a handful of countries got serious about protecting users' data. 

The year of data protection

May 2, 2005

Democracy
Protecting Democracy

Over the past several decades, democracy has taken root or been reestablished in a number of countries with support from other democratic states and private groups. While the increase in the number o…

June 3, 2019

Mexico
Mexico’s Response to Tariffs Won’t Make Trump Happy

Mexico can’t end the migrant flow by itself. But it can—and likely will—raise tariffs that target swing states.

Slowing the trucks won’t stop the migrants. Photographer: Ariana Drehsler/AFP/Getty Images

October 18, 2017

Digital Policy
The Rise of Digital Protectionism

In July 2017, the Council on Foreign Relations’ Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies held a workshop to examine the drivers behind digital protectionism in Asia and Europe, its implica…

A woman hovers a mouse over the Google and European Union logos in this April 15, 2015 photo illustration.

November 16, 2018

Nigeria
Protecting Nigeria's Elections From Its Political Class

Nigerians will go to the polls for their general election in February 2019. In line with its mandate, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reminded candidates that they are prohibited by law from campaigning before November 18, which marks ninety days before election day for federal offices, which is scheduled for February 16.

Nigeria-Buhari-INEC-Yakubu-Chairman

June 3, 2016

Monetary Policy
Is the Fed Losing Credibility? A Response to Kocherlakota.

Former Minneapolis Fed president Narayana Kocherlakota says that the Fed has a credibility problem.  Investors, he argues, have lost faith that the Fed will hit its 2 percent inflation goal even i…

Is the Fed Losing Credibility? A Response to Kocherlakota.

July 29, 2009

Cybersecurity
Common Threat, Collective Response: Protecting Against Terrorist Attacks in a Networked World

Janet Napolitano, U.S. secretary of homeland security, addresses the threat of networked terrorist organizations and the Department of Homeland Security's strategy to prevent and respond.

July 29, 2009

Cybersecurity
Common Threat, Collective Response: Protecting Against Terrorist Attacks in a Networked World

PAUL STEIGER: Good morning. Good morning. I'm Paul Steiger. I'll be your presider today. Welcome to today's Council on Foreign Relations meeting. Today, participants around the nation and the w…

July 29, 2009

Cybersecurity
Common Threat, Collective Response: Protecting Against Terrorist Attacks in a Networked World

Watch Janet Napolitano, U.S. secretary of homeland security, address the threat of networked terrorist organizations and the Department of Homeland Security's strategy to prevent and respond to them.