October 29, 2019Nigeria
Nigeria’s criminal justice system is in urgent need of reform. Prisons are overcrowded, holding 73,314 people despite having capacity for only 50,153. Of those held, an estimated 70 percent are awaiting trial and have not yet been convicted of a crime; reports find that some people have been awaiting trial for as long as thirteen years. The chronic underfunding of the justice system exacerbates overcrowding and pre-trial detention.
October 16, 2019Cybersecurity
Threats to national and economic security emanating from cyberspace are all too real, but public disclosure of these incidents is exceedingly rare. A new Council on Foreign Relations Cyber Brief prov…
October 11, 2019Election 2020
Each week, I look at what the presidential candidates are saying about foreign policy on the campaign trail.
September 24, 2019Technology and Innovation
Admiral William H. McRaven, professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, discusses the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report, Innovation and National Security: Keeping Our Edge,…
October 4, 2019Taiwan
Large-scale purchases of foreign bonds have become the central flow sustaining Taiwan’s massive current account surplus and keeping the Taiwan dollar weak. The size of this flow raises the question o…
September 27, 2019Election 2020
Each week from now until Election Day, I will be looking at what the presidential candidates are saying about foreign policy on the campaign trail.
September 18, 2019Technology and Innovation
September 18, 2019—“The United States has led the world in innovation, research, and technology development since World War II, but that leadership is now at risk,” warns a new Council on Foreign Rel…
September 12, 2019Women and Economic Growth
Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This post is authored by Lanice C. Williams…
September 10, 2019Election 2020
The Democratic and Republican presidential contenders have begun defining their approach to major foreign policy issues as they jockey for position in their parties’ primaries.