Foreign Affairs


, The Detroit News
How Did Things Get to Where They Are Now in Venezuela?
Kristen Nyman

Venezuela uses what has been referred to as the most secure voting system in the world. Its Smartmatic voting machines are theoretically tamper-proof, requiring biometric voter authentication twice…

Ending the year-long civil unrest in Nicaragua
Kristen Nyman

A year after the
Ortega regime made drastic cuts to entitlements that sparked hundreds of
thousands of protestors to call for the president’s removal, Nicaragua now
finds itself in the most…

R Sheet on Supply Chain Security
Kathryn Waldron & Paul Rosenzweig

American national security depends upon supply chain integrity. In today’s world, America’s adversaries often advance their goals by exploiting technological weaknesses, engaging in a range of…

, E&E News
How hacking threats spurred secret U.S. blacklist
Kathryn Waldron

From E&E News:

“Up until now, there really hasn’t been an overarching strategy,” said Kathryn Waldron, national security and cybersecurity research associate at the right-of-center R Street…

Broadening the Lens on Supply Chain Security in the Cyber Domain
Kathryn Waldron & Paul Rosenzweig

“America does not–and, indeed, should not — seek independence in an interconnected world, but we do seek supply chain assurance — the certainty that raw materials and manufactured components that…

How Congress can grow its foreign policy capacity
William Murray

 President Donald Trump has seemingly upended the U.S. national security establishment in ways perhaps unprecedented in American history. The past 24 months have witnessed the United States…

Disinformation in the Reagan Years and Lessons for Today
Megan Reiss

In hindsight, the United States should have expected that Russia would search for new purpose after its empire col- lapsed. The transition from superpower to “something else” was, in part, a…

, Lawfare
The President’s Election-Interference Order: A Needed First Step
Megan Reiss

President Trump issued Executive Order 13848 on Sept. 12 declaring election interference a national emergency. The order also sets up a protocol for applying sanctions to persons who conduct…

, NBC Think
Sending aid to North Korea often means inadvertently helping Kim Jong Un. But there are still ways to help.
Megan Reiss & Kathryn Waldron

North Korea often tries to hide from the world the results of decades of Communist authoritarian leadership and financial mismanagement. But for those who’ve seen past that facade, the results are…

, Lawfare
Law and public intuition on the use of force, part 3: Views on President Trump and North Korea
Megan Reiss

This post is the third in a multipart series. For an introduction to the surveys being discussed and the methodology that the authors employed, read their first post here.

In January 2018,…