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January 30, 2018

United States
Reforming the U.S. Approach to Data Protection and Privacy

Rather than a comprehensive legal protection for personal data, the United States has only a patchwork of sector-specific laws that fail to adequately protect data. Congress should create a single legislative data-protection mandate to protect individuals’ privacy.

Trading information and the company logo are displayed on a screen where the stock is traded on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

July 13, 2017

Fossil Fuels
Managing a Smaller U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Downsizing the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve will have economic and foreign policy consequences that have not been fully considered. U.S. foreign policy should prioritize the management of these c…

A section of the BP Eastern Trough Area Project oil platform is seen in the North Sea, around 100 miles east of Aberdeen in Scotland, on February 24, 2014.

December 9, 2015

Cybersecurity
Cleaning Up U.S. Cyberspace

The U.S. government's effort to persuade other countries to adopt norms of responsibility for cyberspace faces a significant obstacle: computers located in the United States host much of the maliciou…

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July 11, 2016

Nigeria
Improving U.S. Anticorruption Policy in Nigeria

Introduction Corruption is endemic in Nigeria. It drains billions of dollars a year from Africa’s largest economy and most populous country. Systemic corruption also undermines Nigeria’s ability t…

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June 26, 2017

Cybersecurity
The Case for Reforming Section 702 of U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Law

To rein in the NSA’s collection, monitoring, and searching of U.S. citizens’ communications, Congress should reform section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act.

A man uses headphones while working at the Justice Ministry's agency for communications capturing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on July 14, 2016.

March 24, 2017

Brazil
What U.S. Policymakers Can Learn From Brazil’s Anticorruption Gains

Brazil's path holds important lessons for how U.S. policymakers might assist other countries in their fight against corruption.

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October 16, 2017

China
Chinese Investment in Critical U.S. Technology: Risks to U.S. Security Interests

To counter security threats of Chinese investment in U.S. critical technology, policymakers should boost innovation in the U.S. economy as a way to maintain a technological edge rather than seek to block or restrict Chinese investment or to limit the export of certain technologies.

A man programs an iPal Companion Robot by Nanjing Avatar Mind Robot Technology at the 2017 World Robot conference in Beijing, on August 22, 2017. (Thomas Peter/Reuters)

October 16, 2018

Cybersecurity
Disinformation on Steroids

Deep fakes—highly realistic and difficult-to-detect depictions of real people doing or saying things they never said or did—are a profoundly serious problem for democratic governments and the world order. A combination of technology, education, and public policy can reduce their effectiveness.

An image from a fake video of former President Barack Obama, demonstrating facial-mapping technology.

March 1, 1998

Trade
Future Visions for U.S. Trade Policy

Overview With fast-track trade authority sidetracked, at least for now, experts believe it is time to take a hard look at the alternatives in order to sustain momentum for increasing world trade. …

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October 23, 2015

Digital Policy
Improving Supply-Chain Policy for U.S. Government Procurement of Technology

Policymakers around the world are increasingly concerned about the security of information and communications technology (ICT) supply chains. As governments rely more on ICT to conduct services, they…

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