Estimating the future cost of carbon emissions is considered essential to future operations for many private companies, and should incentivize the United States to take action, writes policy associate Neil Bhatiya.READ MORE
The National Security Agency is tracking cellphone locations around the world, according to top secret documents. My latest piece for the Washington Post reveals that the agency is collecting nearly 5 billion records a day and is using those records to track movements and map relationships.READ MORE
On his website, TCF fellow Thanassis Cambanis recently wrote an article entitled, "Regional realignment with Hezbollah, Assad & Iran?" prompted by the assassination of a Hezbollah official in Beirut yesterday. Cambanis outlines ways in which we can spot real change after Iran's nuclear deal.READ MORE
New piece from senior fellow Barton Gellman at the Washington Post outlines Microsoft's efforts to improve encryption on its Internet traffic in light of NSA spying.
"Documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden suggest — but do not prove — that the company is right to be concerned. Two previously unreleased slides that describe operations against Google and Yahoo include references to Microsoft’s Hotmail and Windows Live Messenger services. A separate NSA e-mail mentions Microsoft Passport, a Web-based service formerly offered by Microsoft, as a possible target of that same surveillance project, called MUSCULAR, which was first disclosed by The Washington Post last month."
Read the full article here.
This week, The Cairo Review of Global Affairs published policy associate Neil Bhatiya’s review of Richard Haass' book, Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America’s House in Order. Haass is an American diplomat and president of the Council on Foreign Relations, with expertise in foreign relations, international security and globalization.READ MORE
An accord with Iran was reached Sunday, paving the way, in President Obama’s words, “toward a world that is more secure.” But as Obama himself acknowledges, our new path is grounded in those bitter arguments which plagued talks only days ago. “Huge challenges remain ahead,” said the president on Saturday. Blogger Janet Wlody summarizes the coverage, including commentary from fellow Michael Cohen.READ MORE
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