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May 1, 2017

Russia
National flags of Russia and U.S. fly at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow Russia and the West

Two weeks ago, the Council on Foreign Relations hosted its annual Hauser Symposium. The topic was timely: Russia and the West. The symposium kicked off with a fascinating discussion on the state o…

Apr 27, 2017

United States
Teaching Notes Web Page Disarray.jpg A World in Disarray

In this book, CFR President Richard N. Haass offers a timely examination of a world increasingly defined by disorder. Rich in history, the book examines today’s world, how we got here, and what needs…

Apr 21, 2017

Cyber Week in Review: April 21, 2017

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. Cyber operations and tensions on the Korean Peninsula. There were two stories this week that …

Apr 12, 2017

Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity Capacity Building Net Politics Cyber CFR Why Policymakers Should Care About Weak Digital Infrastructure Abroad

Mirko Hohmann is a Project Manager and Alexander Pirang is a non-resident Fellow with the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin. You can follow Hohmann @mirkohohmann. Last month, INTERPOL …

Mar 29, 2017

United States
Hard Power’s Essential Soft Side

President Trump’s proposal to build up the military while slashing funds for diplomacy and foreign assistance misses how “soft power” can advance the national interest, says Joseph S. Nye, who coined…

Mar 17, 2017

Cyber Week in Review: March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed while you were in a pub: 1. The plot thickens in U.S.-Russia cyber espio…

Mar 8, 2017

Cybersecurity
Wikileaks and the CIA: What’s in Vault7?

On Tuesday, Wikileaks released a huge cache of documents it said were descriptions of CIA cyber tools used to break into smartphones, computers and internet-connected TVs. Wikileaks says the document…

Apr 28, 2017

Syria’s Civil War
Rebel fighters train in western Deraa governorate. Who’s Who in Syria’s Civil War

Syria’s civil war is being fought on multiple fronts by an array of combatants whose alliances, capabilities, and in some cases motives have been in flux.

Jan 23, 2017

Congresses and Parliaments
FILE PHOTO: President Donald Trump celebrates after inauguration ceremonies swearing him in as the 45th president of the United States on the West front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington Congressional Critics Will Find It Hard to Trump Trump on Foreign Policy

Donald Trump’s inaugural address showed that he intends to do things differently and to do different things. The biggest changes could come in foreign policy. His address shunned the usual talk about…

Jan 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
A World in Disarray

CFR President Richard N. Haass argues for an updated global operating system to address challenges from terrorism and the spread of nuclear weapons to climate change and cyberspace.