In an effort to learn from the failure to protect the integrity of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, elements of the U.S government are determined to avoid a repeat of the Russian-backed campaign of disinformation and malign influence
The conditions in the camps holding members of the so-called Islamic State and their families continue to deteriorate as the situation and sense of desperation grow more acute by the day
China has created a highly-controlled environment in Xinjiang, a province in the country’s northwest that borders Central Asia, where it monitors minority ethnic Uighurs, relying on emerging technologies to track and surveil them
Since the Trump administration assumed office in January 2017, it has increased pressure on Iran. In May 2018, the U.S. withdrew from the landmark Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran nuclear deal, negotiated under the Obama administration, re-imposing strict economic sanctions on Iran
The U.S. has long prioritized hard power and kinetic operations over soft power initiatives, but the imbalance is becoming even more pronounced as the Trump administration regularly flaunts its disdain for traditional diplomacy