Category: International

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How Secrecy Limits Diversity

The Security-Clearance Process Keeps Many Qualified People Out of America’s National Security Workforce – By Matthew Connelly and Patricia Irvin  In December 2022, the Department of Energy announced that it was righting a historic...

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The Case for Banning Crypto

For Finance, the Blockchain’s Risks Far Outweigh Its Rewards – By Hilary Allen  On November 11, 2022, the cryptocurrency exchange FTX collapsed, nine days after a copy of the balance sheet of its affiliated...

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War Makes the State

What the War in Ukraine Has Revealed About Effective Governance – By Nataliya Gumenyuk  This article is part of a series examining what a year of war in Ukraine has revealed. In July 2021, seven months...

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Wartime Putinism

What the Disaster in Ukraine Has Done to the Kremlin—and to Russia – By Michael Kimmage and Maria Lipman | January 13, 2023 Winning a long war requires a mobilization of troops and supplies that can...

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The Autocrat in Your iPhone

How Mercenary Spyware Threatens Democracy – By Ronald J. Deibert  In the summer of 2020, a Rwandan plot to capture exiled opposition leader Paul Rusesabagina drew international headlines. Rusesabagina is best known as the...

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All the Tsar’s Men – by Lawrence Freedman

Why Mobilization Can’t Save Putin’s War In his September 21 speech about the steps he was taking to win his war in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin had to explain why he had not...