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September 30, 2016

Cyber Week in Review: September 30, 2016

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. Has anyone found the 400lb hacker yet? Cybersecurity got prime time attention this week when …

CFR Cyber Net Politics

May 20, 2016

Russia
This Week in Markets and Democracy: Walmart Bribery Case, Myanmar Sanctions, Kleptocracy Archive

Setback in Walmart Mexico Bribery Case Four years after a New York Times investigation alleged that Walmart’s board knew about and covered up bribes paid in Mexico, the chances of a civil or crimina…

Myanmar's National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi leaves after she attended as an observer for opening of the new upper house of parliament in Naypyitaw February 3, 2016. After decades of struggle, hundreds of lawmakers from Aung San Suu Kyi's camp will form Myanmar's ruling party on Monday, with enough seats in parliament to choose the first democratically elected government since the military took power in 1962 (Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun).

April 22, 2016

Americas
This Week in Markets and Democracy: Honduras’ Anticorruption Fight, Freedom House Report, Conflict Minerals Setback

Honduras’ New Anticorruption Fighter Takes on the President Last summer allegations that Honduran officials stole more than $200 million dollars from the social security system led to widespread pu…

A demonstrator holds a sign that reads "Out JOH", in a reference to Honduras' President Juan Orlando Hernandez, during a march to demand the resignation of Hernandez in Tegucigalpa, August 21, 2015. Thousands of protesters have been continuing demonstrations in Tegucigalpa, calling for the resignation of Hernandez over a $200 million corruption scandal at the Honduran Institute of Social Security (Reuters/Jorge Cabrera).

July 17, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Major Research Universities Join With Coursera

Coursera, a year-old online learning company co-founded by two Stanford computer scientists, will announce today that twelve additional major research universities will join the project, including th…

Coursera co-founder Daphne Koller speaks at TED Global in Edinburgh on June 26, 2012 (TEDConference/flickr).

July 3, 2013

Politics and Government
Fake It Till You Make It: How Sham Elections Can Further Democracy

This month, Iranian voters elected Hassan Rouhani president. In April, Venezuelans also voted in a presidential election, choosing Nicolas Maduro to succeed longtime leader Hugo Chávez, who died earl…

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February 18, 2016

Cybersecurity
Reactions to the Apple-FBI Clash in the San Bernardino Case

Much has been written in the past forty-eight hours on Apple’s refusal to comply with a federal order to assist the FBI access the encrypted contents on a iPhone 5C owned by Syed Rizwan Farook, one o…

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January 15, 2016

Politics and Government
Democracy’s Continuing Struggles

After the end of the Cold War, experts who closely studied trends in democratization believed that democracy was destined to sweep the globe. With the Soviet Union gone, there was no clear ideologica…

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September 9, 2015

Europe and Eurasia
The EU’s Migration Crisis: When Solidarity and Sovereignty Collide

The wave of migrants surging into the European Union (EU) poses a historic challenge for European integration. Today in Strasbourg, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker of Luxembourg pro…

Migrants arrive at main railway station in Dortmund

September 3, 2015

International Organizations
World on the Move: Understanding Europe’s Migration Crisis

Coauthored with Theresa Lou, research associate in the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. The migration crisis of 2015 makes for somber rea…

Migrants gesture as they stand in the main Eastern Railway station in Budapest, Hungary, on September 1, 2015.

May 22, 2015

Europe and Eurasia
Guest Post: Promoting a Ukraine-EU Agenda on Human Trafficking

Luke Drabyn is a former intern for global health, economics, and development at the Council on Foreign Relations. Ukraine has one of the highest levels of human trafficking in Europe. Over 120,000 U…

Poroshenko and EC Pres 2015