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September 22, 2011

United States
Confirm Robert Ford

New U.S. ambassador Robert Ford (R) talks with Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after presenting his credentials to Assad, in Damascus January 27, 2011 (Courtesy Reuters/SANA). The United Stat…

August 15, 2011

Syria
Should Robert Ford Be Confirmed?

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a rump confirmation for Robert Ford on August 2, attended amazingly enough by only one senator. (The rest had gone home after the debt ceiling vote.) But e…

February 3, 2017

Syria
Why Syria’s War Grinds On

As diplomatic efforts to broker a settlement to the civil war have so far come up short and the Islamic State retains a foothold in the east, a segmented Syria will likely experience reduced but pers…

September 15, 2017

United Nations
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley following a Security Council meeting at the United Nations in New York on April 28, 2017. Trump and Guterres: A Diplomatic Odd Couple

Coauthored with Megan Roberts, associate director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. When Donald Trump takes the podium at the Uni…

September 7, 2017

Global Governance
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on  June 1, 2017. A Sputnik Moment for Artificial Intelligence Geopolitics

The following is a guest post by Kyle Evanoff, research associate, international economics and U.S. foreign policy, and Megan Roberts, associate director of the International Institutions and Global …

June 22, 2017

NAFTA
An employee uses a laptop next to a car body at an assembly line at a Ford manufacturing plant in Chongqing municipality April 20, 2012. If NAFTA Ends, Ford's Move to China Will Be Just the Start

Ford announced this week that instead of building its new Focus – the best-selling car in the world – in a new $1.6 billion dollar Mexico-based plant, it will ship cars for North American customers f…

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…

August 3, 2011

United States
Syria: How to Avoid Civil War, and What to Ask Ambassador Ford.

I’ve recently written two articles on Syria. In the Wall Street Journal, I discussed what actions might be taken to help avoid sectarian conflict. The longer the current violence continues the more l…

September 8, 2017

Cybersecurity
Equifax To Prevent Another Equifax Breach, Treat Data Leaks Like Oil Spills

The Equifax data breach is a giant mess. Similar events are bound to happen if boardrooms lack a financial incentive to prioritize data security.

September 6, 2017

Cybersecurity
NYC blackout Could the Private Sector Build Its Own Classified Information Sharing Network?

Despite private sector enthusiasm, any segregated network to share classified information to mitigate cyber threats would require U.S. government involvement.