Dec 11, 2023

Methodolody: What does it take to be a reserve currency?

In its 2009 Report to Congress on International Economic and Exchange Rate Policies, the US Treasury provided a historical perspective on the reserve currency status of the dollar and identified six key factors that are commonly attributed to supporting the use of a currency as a reserve. The GeoEconomics Center built on this framework by […]


Feb 28, 2023

There is no democracy without civil society

By Karim Mezran and Elham Saudi

Twelve years after the Libyan uprising, we are at a crucial point on Libya’s road to democracy. Now more than ever, it is important that civil society is at the heart of the approaching electoral process and future governance.

Libya Middle East


May 9, 2022

Assumptions and hypotheticals: First edition

By Yumi Gambrill and Emma Schroeder

The first edition of "Assumptions and Hypotheticals" considers several ongoing debates, including the escalatory potential of cyber operations, the measure of deniability created through the use of proxies, and the offense-defense balance in cyber engagements. 



Nov 30, 2021

Improving Cybersecurity Outcomes in the Telecommunications Sector

By Tasha Jhangiani and Frances Schroeder

From Internet service providers (ISPs) to cable companies, the telecommunications industry facilitates rapid and widespread communication across the globe. With recent increases in cyber attacks, telecommunications firms have been affected by cyber threats more than ever before. Due to the significant amount of private information that is shared and stored through the critical networks they […]

Cybersecurity Technology & Innovation


Nov 19, 2021

A Lunar Guide to Ransomware: Choose-your-own-adventure

By Emma Schroeder, Logan Wolff, and the Cyber Statecraft Initiative

Check out the Cyber Statecraft Initiative's ransomware choose-your-own-adventure story!


Nov 1, 2021

The consequences of a US overreaction to the perceived threat of terrorism

By Christopher Preble

In the twenty years since 9/11, for example, favorable attitudes toward the United States have declined globally, with some of the sharpest declines in key US allies like Germany and the United Kingdom.

Nationalism Politics & Diplomacy


Sep 7, 2021

Extremist communications: The future is corporate

By Jennifer A. Counter

Digital platforms have enabled white supremacists such as The Base to build out networks in North America, Europe, and Australia, and provide extremist groups with a low- to zero-cost means to disseminate their messages.

National Security Security & Defense


Sep 7, 2021

Does treating Syria as a State Sponsor of Terrorism advance or hold back US national security interests?

By Nate Rosenblatt

In 1979, the United States designated Syria as a state sponsor of terrorism, putting it on its first-ever such list along with Libya, Iraq, and the former South Yemen.

Middle East National Security


Sep 7, 2021

Combating domestic extremism means combating the insider threat in law enforcement

By Mary McCord

Dozens of law enforcement officers have been investigated or charged for their participation in events culminating in the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the US Capitol.

National Security Nationalism


Sep 7, 2021

Preparing for future concepts in terrorism: Non-kinetic acts and decentralization

By Arun Iyer

Twenty years ago, on September 11, 2001, the world saw a coordinated attack on the United States that struck us as “unimaginable” at the time.

National Security Security & Defense