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July 16, 2018

Cybersecurity
What Did the 2018 NATO Summit Accomplish With Respect to Cyber Issues?

U.S. President Donald J. Trump dominated last week’s NATO summit, with his criticism of the alliance's defense spending and questioning its relevance. It is no wonder that few payed attention to the …

Trump NATO Summit

February 6, 2018

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
Why We Are Unconvinced NATO's Cyber Policy Is More Aggressive, and That's a Good Thing

A recent article in Foreign Policy argued that NATO's new Cyber Operations Center signaled the alliance was becoming more aggressive in cyberspace. Is that really the signal NATO was trying to send?

NATO Stoltenberg

January 12, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering January 7 to January 19, was compiled wit…

somaliland

December 28, 2017

Global Governance
Year One of America First: Global Governance in 2017

Coauthored with Anne Shannon, former intern in the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. After President Donald J. Trump’s election last fal…

Angela Merkel, Donald J. Trump, and Emmanuel Macron during a family photo at the G7 Summit in Sicily, Italy on May 27, 2017.

January 20, 2017

Cyber Week in Review: January 20, 2017

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. Hail to the chief! With Donald J. Trump assuming the U.S. presidency, it is probably worthwhi…

June 17, 2016

United States
Cyber Week in Review: June 17, 2016

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. Russian government hacked the DNC. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) confirmed last Tue…

Guo Shengkun (center), China's Minister of Public Security, speaks during the Second U.S.-China High-Level Joint Dialogue on Cybercrime and Related Issues at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, June 14, 2016. (Jason Lee/Reuters)

July 6, 2016

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
Brexit, Pursued by a Bear: NATO’s Enduring Relevance

The British public’s momentous decision two weeks ago to quit the European Union (EU) continues to reverberate globally. But its geopolitical implications should not be exaggerated. Brexit poses an i…

Polish, U.S., and British flags are seen during the NATO allies' Anakonda 16 exercise near Torun, Poland, on June 7, 2016.

December 4, 2014

United States
This Week: Mubarak’s Acquittal Challenged and Israel’s Government Dissolves

Significant Developments Egypt. Egypt’s top prosecutor announced Tuesday that he plans to appeal an Egyptian court’s dismissal of all remaining charges against former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. …

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak waves to his supporters as he returns to Maadi military hospital in Cairo November 29, 2014 (Waguih/Courtesy Reuters).

March 28, 2014

Defense and Security
The World Next Week: NATO Foreign Ministers Meet in Brussels, EU Discusses Chronic Diseases, and Syria Ships Out More Chemical Weapons

The World Next Week podcast is up. Stewart Patrick filled in for Bob McMahon this week. Stewart and I discussed NATO’s upcoming foreign ministers meeting in Brussels, the first European Union Chronic…

U.S. secretary of state John Kerry attends a NATO foreign ministers meeting in December. (Francois Lenoir/Courtesy Reuters)