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Summons to Appear: NotPetya and the War Exclusion Clause

Introduction On June 27, 2017, a red and black skull flashed across hundreds of PCs across the world. The malware, known as NotPetya, spread rapidly and indiscriminately, integrating tools of EternalBlue and Mimikatz in a virulent combination.[1] The malware cost companies, like US-based Merck and Mondelez, millions of dollars.[2] To recuperate some of the damages, […]

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Governance & Law North America Policy & Politics Security & Conflict

The United States Should Revive the Arctic Executive Steering Committee

The United States has set its sights on the Arctic as an emerging region of importance for US national security. In the past two years alone, the Department of Defense,[1] Department of Homeland Security,[2] Army,[3] Air Force,[4] Navy,[5] and Coast Guard[6] have all updated their Arctic strategies. High-level Trump administration officials like former National Security […]

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Asia Pacific Regional Security & Conflict

A Rendezvous with Destiny for Two Unsinkable Aircraft Carriers

Since the Trump administration designated China a “strategic competitor,” Sri Lanka and Taiwan have increasingly become plausible geopolitical flashpoints in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. How could Taiwan and Sri Lanka dictate the post-coronavirus endgame for China and the United States?

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Governance & Law International Development Middle East North America Policy & Politics

Why U.S. Foreign Aid Should Not Be Conditioned on United Nations General Assembly Voting Patterns

Tying U.S. aid to individual recipient countries’ voting patterns in the UNGA … would ultimately deprive the United States of a great tool with which it has so uniquely built its greatness around the world and the world around it: foreign aid.

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Africa Asia Pacific Economics International Development North America Policy & Politics

Mutual Delegitimization: American and Chinese Development Assistance in Africa

How can China’s ideas of development assistance to Africa be regarded within the context of a wider struggle among global powers? In contrast to the dominant public understanding that Chinese aid has “no strings attached,” authors Salvador Regilme and Henrik Hartmann from the University of Leiden show that US and Chinese governments’ aid strategies champion their own geostrategic national interests in the African continent.

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Governance & Law North America Policy & Politics Security & Conflict

Gauging the Foreign and Domestic Impacts of Snowden’s Revelations

Tyler Owens, a second-year MA student at SAIS, discusses the effects of the NSA spying scandal on data security and international public opinion.

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Asia Pacific Economics North America Policy & Politics

The 2012 Presidential Election and U.S.-China Relations

In her op-ed, Molly Silver examines the candidates’ rhectoric on China and its implications for U.S.-China relations.

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Strategic Vision: An Interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski

The SAIS Review chats with former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski about his new book, Strategic Vision, and some of the most pressing issues—American decline, Iran, and China—facing today’s policy-makers.

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Civil Society Economics Europe Governance & Law North America Policy & Politics

Democracies Can Hit the Pause Button

Democracies on both sides of the Atlantic are facing challenges — causing chatter amongst pundits about decline or dissolution.