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Protesters gather during a rally against pro-China media and disinformation

How One Social Media App Is Beating Disinformation

Line and the Taiwanese government are working together to check facts.

Then-US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) gestures next to Then-US Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Linda Thomas-Greenfield before their bilateral talks with Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (not pictured) at the State House in Nairobi on August 22, 2016.

In Break From Trump, Biden Opts for Experience, Expertise for Top National Security Jobs

The U.S. president-elect laid out most of his national security team even as more Republicans abandoned Trump and his legal battles over the election results.

Members of the Cameroonian Gendarmerie patrol in the Omar Bongo Square of Cameroon's majority Anglophone Southwest province capital Buea on Oct. 3, 2018.

Cameroon’s Government Is Deceiving the West While Diverting Foreign Aid

Paul Biya’s regime is ignoring the battle against Boko Haram and the Islamic State and using foreign counterterrorism assistance to fund its brutal repression of citizens with legitimate grievances.

U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to present the Medal of Honor to Sergeant Major Thomas P. Payne on September 11, 2020 in Washington, D.C.

Will Trump Try to Bomb Iran Before He Leaves the White House?

This is a lame-duck presidency unlike any other and the potential for surprises—and conflict—are high.

Christopher C. Krebs, director of the Homeland Security Department's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency speaks before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 14, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Trump Ousts Cybersecurity Chief Over Election Claims

The outgoing president continues to spread falsehoods about fraud, even as the recently fired Chris Krebs calls the elections ‘the most secure’ in history.

Security cameras with artificial intelligence facial recognition technology at the China International Exhibition on Public Safety and Security in Beijing on Oct. 24, 2018.

Note to Biden: Forget Trade, the Real War With China Is Over Tech

Just like Trump, Biden is stuck in the last century if he believes globalization is about trade and rust-belt manufacturing jobs.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to nurses as he visits Watford General Hospital on Oct. 7, 2019 in Watford, England.

The Coronavirus Is Killing Westerners. Immigrants Are Saving Them.

Foreign-born doctors and entrepreneurs are at the forefront of fighting the pandemic and resuscitating economies, but nativist politicians still want to keep them out.

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden after receiving a briefing from the COVID-19 transition advisory board in Wilmington, Delaware, on Nov. 9.

The National Security Risks of Trump’s Temper Tantrum

Refusing to concede and start the transition creates mostly hindrances, not disasters. But on key issues, obstructing Biden puts America in danger.

A worker stands in front of a banner for Google AI during a presentation marking the opening of the first artificial intelligence center in Africa in Accra, Ghana, on April 10, 2019.

Is Big Tech Setting Africa Back?

Data colonialism is rampant on the African continent. Smart regulation can stop it.

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz (R), President of the European Council Charles Michel (C) and Austria's Europa minister Karoline Edtstadler (L) pay respects to the victims of a terrorist attack in Vienna, Austria on Nov. 9.

Austria, Not France, Is the Model for Europe’s Crackdown on Islamists

Sebastian Kurz’s government failed to stop a recent terrorist attack, but he has been saying—and doing—what Emmanuel Macron is proposing for years.

French gendarmes secure the area around the Notre-Dame de l'Assomption Basilica in Nice on Oct. 31, two days after a knife attacker killed three people.

Forget U.N. Peacekeepers: Send in the Gendarmes

In gray-zone conflicts, police don’t have the skills to bring peace and full-scale military interventions can lead to escalation. A force that can bring stability is needed.

People wear protective masks as they take photos and observe at the launch event for a smartphone company in Beijing on Nov. 6.

A Divided Washington Is (Sort of) United on China

Hundreds of billions of dollars are ready to flow into U.S. tech—if both sides can agree where.

A demonstrator holds a placard to protest against abuses by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) at the Lekki toll Plaza in Lagos, Nigeria on Oct. 12.

Is This Nigeria’s Arab Spring Moment?

The protests that began as a movement against police brutality have much bigger goals—including regime change.

Google’s offices are seen in downtown Manhattan on Oct. 20.

5 Questions About the Antitrust Case Against Google That You Should Not Be Afraid to Ask

Far from a game-changer, the case highlights how observers continue to get Big Tech wrong.

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