How Authoritarian Regimes Use the Internet to Exert Control Over Citizens
While once relatively concentrated in a few countries like China and Russia, digital authoritarianism online is spreading.
Why the Government Needs to Improve Its Messaging Around Election Security
The breach of two Florida election systems during the 2016 elections are a lesson in how not to handle election interference by foreign governments.
Russia Is Planning to Unplug From the Internet. Here's Why.
Welcome to the return of Internet nationalism.
The U.S. Will Withdraw From the INF Treaty. Experts Say This Could Start a Nuclear Arms Race.
The Trump administration argues that Russia deserves the blame for the treaty's collapse, although withdrawal is not likely to restore the country's compliance.
Is There Precedent for Trump's Approach to Presidential Diplomacy?
Despite the headlines, Trump's personal meetings with foreign leaders is quite common; it's the way he goes about them that breaks with tradition.
Viewfinder: Russia Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Supersonic Flight
A picture taken on May 15th, 2018, shows the Russian supersonic plane Tu-144 on display in the city of Kazan.
Despite Record Spending, the U.S. Military Would Be at 'Grave Risk' in a War With Russia or China
How can a country that spends so much on its military be at such a disadvantage?
Did a Teenage Hacker Really Infiltrate an Election Website?
Despite the panic-inspiring headlines, it appears that the claims of a hacking event organizers overstated the feats of their teen pupils in disrupting our election systems.
The Planet Now Has More Trees Than It Did 35 Years Ago
Tree cover loss in the tropics was outweighed by tree cover gain in subtropical, temperate, boreal, and polar regions.
What We Don't Know About Russian Interference in the 2016 Election
Rather than being honest about Russian influence in 2016, Republican leaders are trying to enhance the legitimacy of their own president and party.
Tensions Between Openness and Security Could Determine the Future of the Internet
If liberal-democratic countries don't do more to challenge trends toward authoritarian Web practices, the reigning view of the Internet may soon become far more restrictive.
Is the Census Bureau Prepared to Cope With Potential Cyber Attacks?
The 2020 census will be the first in the nation's history to be conducted electronically, which will also mean more potential for outside interference.
Assessing the Implications of the Department of Justice's Indictment of 12 Russian Nationals
Despite President Vladimir Putin's promises to review the situation, no one expects that Russia will extradite the accused individuals, so why indict them at all?
Sixty Percent of Americans Believe Russia Interfered in the 2016 Election
New polling shows that the majority of Americans now believe Russia interfered in the last presidential election.
Assessing the Implications of a Potentially Dramatic NATO Summit
Donald Trump's continued criticism of the political and military alliance has member-states concerned, and could impact the president's first bilateral meeting with Vladimir Putin.
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Is There Any Real Economic Benefit to Hosting a World Cup?
We spoke with four economists about Russia's claims of a World Cup-related financial windfall. They were all skeptical.
Viewfinder: Elephants Celebrate the World Cup in Thailand
Elephants participate in a football game to kick off the World Cup fever as part of an anti-gambling campaign at the ancient Thai city of Ayutthaya on June 13th, 2018.
Viewfinder: The 2018 FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony in Moscow
A dancer looks on during the opening ceremony prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Group A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium on June 14th, 2018, in Moscow, Russia.
Russia's Fraught History With the False Promises of Democracy
Vladimir Putin has created a non-democratic model that leveraged the failures of previous attempts at democracy in its ascent to dominance.
Another Longtime Trump Attorney Has Links to Russia and Michael Cohen
Reports show that Trump's personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, also represented Columbus Nova, an investment firm with ties to Renova Group and Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg.