Security

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 06:55
The White House told Congress Thursday that it needs an additional $11.6 billion to pay for the campaign against Islamic State militants and the war in Afghanistan. The request raises the price tag for both wars to $85.3 billion in 2017.
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 07:37
Thirteen years ago, the United States called the reconstruction of the Kabul-Kandahar highway “the most visible sign” of efforts to rebuild Afghanistan. But today, that stretch of road is no longer a sign of progress. Instead, it is now littered with craters from bombs and insurgent checkpoints and is “beyond repair,” an Afghan official said, and it is a symbol of the failed U.S. intervention here.
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 06:52
The international community had washed its hands of Afghanistan, seemingly indifferent to the fact that the people raining rockets on Kabul were trained by the CIA, or that the rockets were purchased with money from the west, leaving the militants to tear the country apart.
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 06:38
Pakistan has adopted a much-criticized cyber security law that grants sweeping powers to regulators to block private information they deem illegal. Government officials say internet restrictions under the new law are needed to ensure security against growing threats, such as terrorism. But the law has alarmed human rights and pro-democracy activists worried that its vague language could lead to curtailment of free speech and unfair prosecutions.
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 06:38
International efforts to help Afghan security forces regain control of territory taken by the Taliban are doing more harm than good, the former president of Afghanistan has warned.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06

The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will hear testimony concerning current approaches to U.S. aid and how to better these policies through partnerships with the private sector.

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
When American firms dominate a global market worth more than $70 billion a year, you’d expect to hear about it. Not so with the global arms trade. It’s good for one or two stories a year in the mainstream media, usually when the annual statistics on the state of the business come out.
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 07:11

Various experts from the field of international development will testify regarding the efficacy of current United States development policy across the globe.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 13:44

Infographic showing what U.S. cybersecurity assistance has looked like over the past two fiscal years.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 05:40

As digital technologies rapidly grow and the use of the Internet expands, so do the risks that accompany it. Cyber security capacity building efforts thus have become a priority, not only for governments, but also for the private sector and civil society around the world.

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