Americas

Why it’s hard to reduce informality in Latin America’s labour market

HER business occupies a small concrete patch in a distant corner of Lima’s wholesale market. There Dora Iparraguirre sells herbs, spinach, cauliflower and cabbage. Her aim is to…

Fending off the flood from Venezuela

EVERY morning crowds gather on the Venezuelan side of the Simón Bolívar bridge to cross over into Colombia. Many just want to shop for basic goods, which are…

Michel Temer is trying to fix Brazil’s pension systems

POLITICS is no novelty at Brazil’s carnival celebrations, but some themes are more danceable than others. Beija-Flor, one of Rio de Janeiro’s most famous samba schools, won this…

Canada’s Trayvon Martin moment

A change-maker, perhapsON FEBRUARY 9th an all-white jury acquitted a white farmer of murder in the shooting death of an indigenous man in Saskatchewan, in western Canada. Several…

Tim Hortons and the saga of Ontario’s minimum wage

TIM HORTONS, Canada’s largest coffee-and-doughnut chain, is so beloved that politicians campaigning for office rarely fail to visit one. Its “double-double”, a coffee with two splashes of cream…

Asia

Cambodia on the Brink: Towards the 2018 Elections

This special forum in Canberra will bring together scholars and civil society to consider the…

How Climate Change Affects Food and Water Security in Indonesia

Ida Dreierstad, Research Assistant Future Directions International 16 February 2018 In her paper titled “How…

How to Address Gaza’s Water Crisis

Benjamin Walsh, Research Analyst Future Directions International 14 February 2018 In his paper titled “How…

Populism May Have a Banner Year in 2018—and 2019 Too

By the middle of 2017, following Emmanuel Macron’s dominant victory in France’s elections, the re …

Trump’s trade policy in Asia: A one-year review

President Trump promised a reset in U.S. trade policy, making the reduction of bilateral trade…

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Counter Terrorism

Needed in Syria: Disengagement

by Paul R. Pillar The cauldron of intervention known as the Syrian war has recently become even more likely to boil over than it was just a few…

Cyber

Catherine Lotrionte

Catherine Lotrionte Brent Scowcroft Scholar, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security Expert Connect Press Inquiries Expertise {expertsdata}Read Full Bio[module-1520 style=xhtml] Full Bio Dr. Catherine Lotrionte is a Brent…

The 2018 State of the Digital Union: The Seven Deadly Sins of Cyber Security We Must Face

When President Barack Obama made his first State of Union address, there were a series of key challenges for cyber security…

Inside a European Center to Combat Russia’s Hybrid Warfare

Western countries are looking for new ways to defend against a new generation of war. Does a center in Finland have…

Trust War: Dangerous Trends in Cyber Conflict

In 2007, Idaho National Laboratory conducted a test in which hypothetical hackers opened and closed a diesel generator’s circuit breakers. The…

Americas

Why it’s hard to reduce informality in Latin America’s labour market

HER business occupies a small concrete patch in a distant corner of Lima’s wholesale market. There Dora Iparraguirre sells herbs, spinach, cauliflower and cabbage. Her aim is…

Fending off the flood from Venezuela

EVERY morning crowds gather on the Venezuelan side of the Simón Bolívar bridge to cross over into Colombia. Many just want to shop for basic goods, which…

Michel Temer is trying to fix Brazil’s pension systems

POLITICS is no novelty at Brazil’s carnival celebrations, but some themes are more danceable than others. Beija-Flor, one of Rio de Janeiro’s most famous samba schools, won…

Canada’s Trayvon Martin moment

A change-maker, perhapsON FEBRUARY 9th an all-white jury acquitted a white farmer of murder in the shooting death of an indigenous man in Saskatchewan, in western Canada.…

Americas

Why it’s hard to reduce informality in Latin America’s labour market

HER business occupies a small concrete patch in a distant corner of Lima’s wholesale market. There Dora Iparraguirre sells herbs, spinach, cauliflower and cabbage. Her aim is…

Fending off the flood from Venezuela

EVERY morning crowds gather on the Venezuelan side of the Simón Bolívar bridge to cross over into Colombia. Many just want to shop for basic goods, which…

Michel Temer is trying to fix Brazil’s pension systems

POLITICS is no novelty at Brazil’s carnival celebrations, but some themes are more danceable than others. Beija-Flor, one of Rio de Janeiro’s most famous samba schools, won…

Canada’s Trayvon Martin moment

A change-maker, perhapsON FEBRUARY 9th an all-white jury acquitted a white farmer of murder in the shooting death of an indigenous man in Saskatchewan, in western Canada.…

Americas

Why it’s hard to reduce informality in Latin America’s labour market

HER business occupies a small concrete patch in a distant corner of Lima’s wholesale market. There Dora Iparraguirre sells herbs, spinach, cauliflower and cabbage. Her aim is…

Fending off the flood from Venezuela

EVERY morning crowds gather on the Venezuelan side of the Simón Bolívar bridge to cross over into Colombia. Many just want to shop for basic goods, which…

Michel Temer is trying to fix Brazil’s pension systems

POLITICS is no novelty at Brazil’s carnival celebrations, but some themes are more danceable than others. Beija-Flor, one of Rio de Janeiro’s most famous samba schools, won…

Canada’s Trayvon Martin moment

A change-maker, perhapsON FEBRUARY 9th an all-white jury acquitted a white farmer of murder in the shooting death of an indigenous man in Saskatchewan, in western Canada.…

Oceania

‘No More Sex With Staff’: Australia’s Government Reels Under Latest Scandal

Barnaby Joyce's extramarital affair with a staffer threatens the very viability of the Turnbull government.…

Is Papua New Guinea Outgrowing Australia’s Backyard?

PNG has good reason to broaden its roster of partners to include China, but Australia has concerns.…

The Enduring Strategic Logic of the New Australia-Singapore Military Training Deal

The domestic difficulties of operationalizing an agreement should not detract from its clear strategic logic.…

Reality Check: Australia’s China Shift Came Before Trump

More and more Australians see China and the United States as equally important partners for Australia.…

Russia and Central Asia

Russians Charged with Meddling in 2016 US Election

Thirteen Russians and three Russian entities have been indicted by a grand jury for interfering in the US presidential elections in 2016, US Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s…

The Kurdish Challenge That is Bedeviling the US-Turkish Relationship

US support for a Kurdish militia in Syria has become a point of contention in the US-Turkey relationship. Who are the Kurds and why is US support…

The Munich Security Conference and Transatlantic Security

The annual Munich Security Conference (MSC) which kicks off today may be a veritable who’s who in global security, but the conference is far more than just…

Is the Democratic Order Doomed?

The order is holding for now, but the trends are worrisome The state of the global order one year into Donald Trump’s presidency will be at the top…