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June 20, 2017

Peacekeeping
Female Philippine peacekeeping force UN Peacekeeping: Where Are All the Women?

The following is a guest post by Megan Roberts, associate director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Next week Antonio Guterres w…

September 19, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Realism and Democracy

A personal story of the development of U.S. human rights policy in the last forty years and an argument, both "realist" and principled, for supporting the expansion of democracy in the Middle East.

July 31, 2017

Cybersecurity
Cottage on Moosehead Lake An Open Letter to Thomas Chandler, a Sub-Par Cybercriminal

If an online deal is too good to be true, it's probably a scam.

May 23, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Robert Mugabe on a panel at the World Economic Forum. Health Watch: Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe

South African media is reporting that Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, 93, has “worsening health problems.” Apparently, his wife Grace “is in a quandary: she has to deal with Mugabe’s health challen…

July 24, 2017

Sanctions
REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin Have Sanctions Become the Swiss Army Knife of U.S. Foreign Policy?

The Congress takes an important, positive step to reinforce Russian sanctions, but are we at risk of overusing the sanctions tool? Senate and House negotiators have reached agreement on a bill tha…

July 10, 2017

Cybersecurity
The Pentagon On Information Sharing: Once More, With Feeling

Cybersecurity experts have been talking about information sharing for twenty years. Time to actually do something about it.

May 15, 2017

Global Governance
Delegates protesting against the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement hold up signs. (Carlos Barria/Reuters) When America fails to lead, the whole world suffers

Coauthored with Megan Roberts, associate director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Today US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is …

August 14, 2017

Brazil
Michel Temer Protest Brazil’s Internet Is Under Attack, Again

The Brazilian government has launched a consultation on the future of CGI.br, the body that sets internet policy in the country. Some fear that the Temer administration is trying to gut it.

August 9, 2017

Foreign Aid
Shadow on USAID boxes Why Cutting Foreign Aid Benefits Terrorists

President Trump's proposal to cut USAID funding will not help the United States fight terrorism. 

June 6, 2017

Intelligence
The U.S. Office of Personnel Management  gives out security clearances to government employee and contractors. Why I Have Nothing to Say About the NSA Leak

Emails from reporters started coming in last night. Could I comment on the leaked National Security Agency (NSA) report on Russian interference in the election?  The short answer was no. The re…