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September 25, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
New Refugee Ceiling Disproportionately Hurts Female Refugees

The Trump administration announced intentions to lower the refugee ceiling in fiscal year 2019, a change that would disproportionately affect women and children, who represented 72 percent of refugee…

Central American asylum seekers, including a Honduran girl, 2, and her mother, are taken into custody near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 in McAllen, Texas.

September 4, 2018

Nuclear Energy
America Risks Missing Out On A Global Nuclear Power Revival

Background reading on the future of the global nuclear trade and the commercial opportunities and national security risks that it presents to the United States.

Nuclear towers

December 1, 2017

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: December 1, 2017

This week: Three Chinese nationals indicted on hacking charges, a BRICS internet, Germany takes aim at Facebook again, and Timothy Carpenter goes to the Supreme Court. 

US-China Flag

November 18, 2016

Cyber Week in Review: November 18, 2016

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. Disinformation. Disinformation everywhere. Since Donald Trump’s election, the "fake news" phe…

CFR Cyber Net Politics Facebook

September 14, 2012

Education
Techonomy and the Future of Cities: What I Learned

I spent a fascinating day this week at the Techonomy conference in Detroit, and came away with a new appreciation for why I should get out of Washington more than I do. The conference, the brainchild…

David Kirkpatrick introduces Techonomy Detroit (Courtesy Techonomy).

July 26, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Amtrak's $7 Billion Revamp Plan for DC's Union Station

Amtrak proposed a $7 billion project to revamp Union Station (WashPost). The Washington, DC station that opened in 1907 is the train service’s second busiest, and its overcrowded tracks prevent furth…

Travelers walk through Union Station in Washington (Jonathan Ernst/Courtesy Reuters).

June 6, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Rising Pressure on Federal Reserve

Europe’s economic woes, a rough May jobs report (Bloomberg), and a recently growing specter of deflation could increase pressure on the Federal Reserve (WSJ). While one Wall Street economist sees clo…

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on July 21, 2010 (Molly Riley/Courtesy Reuters).

May 18, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Facebook Holds Largest U.S. IPO

Facebook successfully completed its initial public offering (IPO) raising $16 billion with a total initial market capitalization of $104 billion, the largest for a U.S. IPO (Bloomberg). That valuatio…

A man in New York holds a pamphlet of information on investing in Facebook's IPO. (Lucas Jackson/Courtesy Reuters).

August 22, 2013

Iran
Iran’s "Moderate" New Government

The new Iranian government under President Hassan Rohani is very often being described as "moderate" these days. For example, The Wall Street Journal’s story on his election was entitled "Moderate Cl…

March 2, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Volcker Rule Will Miss Congressional Deadline

In his testimony to Congress, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated the Volcker rule (FT) will not be in effect by the July deadline. A signature part of 2010’s Dodd-Frank Wall Street Refor…

A Wall St. sign is seen outside the New York Stock Exchange.