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Policy Briefs

Policy Roundup: September 2022

Clifton B. Parker
2022 September 27, 2022

Key policy takeaways from Rose Gottemoeller on Putin's nuclear threats and Mikhail Gorbachev's legacy, Michael McFaul on fixing the sanctions against Russia, Francis Fukuyama on why Ukraine will prevail against Russia, Larry Diamond on strengthening global democracy, Michelle Mello on restoring abortion rights, and Herbert Lin on a post-quantum policy problem.

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Policy Roundup: August 2022

Clifton B. Parker
2022 August 30, 2022

Key policy takeaways from Rose Gottemoeller on why the U.S. should avoid a nuclear arms race, Michael McFaul on how Putin may try to end the war in Ukraine, Oriana Skylar Mastro on China's intentions toward Taiwan, Francis Fukuyama on political realignment in America, Renée DiResta and Samantha Bradshaw on Russian propaganda in cyberspace, and Gil Baram on the cyber war between Israel and Iran.

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Policy Roundup: July 2022

Clifton B. Parker
2022 July 26, 2022

Key policy takeaways from Rose Gottemoeller on NATO’s new strategic concept, Francis Fukuyama on the Jan. 6 connection with the war in Ukraine, Michael McFaul on the West arming Ukraine, Amy Zegart on future U.S. cyber policy, Daniel Sneider on Japan after Shinzo Abe, and Riana Pfefferkorn on abortion and data collection.

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Policy Roundup: June 2022

Clifton B. Parker
2022 June 27, 2022

Key policy takeaways from Michael McFaul on helping Russians who oppose Putin; Kathryn Stoner on how Putin's War has ruined Russia; Steven Pifer on U.S.-Russia relations; Rose Gottemoeller on U.S. policy towards China in the Pacific region; David Studdert on the risks of guns in the home; Herb Lin on cybersecurity, and Hakeem Jefferson on the Jan. 6 hearings.

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Policy Roundup: May 2022

Clifton B. Parker
2022 May 26, 2022

Key policy takeaways from Francis Fukuyama on why Ukraine will win; Jean Oi on U.S.-China climate cooperation; Rose Gottemoeller on nuclear arms control in Europe; Michael McFaul on sanctions and Russia; Larry Diamond on ranked-choice voting; and Renee DiResta on hate speech on social media.

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Policy Roundup: April 2022

Clifton B. Parker
2022 April 29, 2022

Key policy takeaways from Larry Diamond on the future of democracy; Rose Gottemoeller on the West, Russia and nukes; Kathryn Stoner on Putin and Kremlin tensions; Michael McFaul on the West and Putin’s threats; Francis Fukuyama on illiberalism on the left and right; Renée DiResta on LinkedIn and deepfakes; and Michelle Mello on COVID misinformation.

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Policy Roundup: March 2022

Ari Chasnoff
2022 March 29, 2022

Key policy takeaways from Amy Zegart on new strategies in U.S. intelligence; Rose Gottemoeller on maintaining nuclear nonproliferation; Michael McFaul on military support for Ukraine; Gi Wook Shin on South Korea’s presidential election; and the final report from the Virality Project on vaccine misinformation.

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Policy Roundup: February 2022

Ari Chasnoff
2022 February 25, 2022

Key policy takeaways from Didi Kuo on U.S. electoral reforms; Keith Humphreys on the opioid epidemic; Oriana Skylar Mastro on China-North Korea relations; and Michael McFaul and Francis Fukuyama on the Ukraine-Russia crisis.

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Policy Roundup: January 2022

Ari Chasnoff
2022 January 27, 2022

Key policy takeaways from Larry Diamond and Francis Fukuyama on the anniversary of the January 6 Capitol riot; Kathryn Stoner and Michael McFaul on the Ukraine-Russia crisis; and Alex Stamos and Matthew Masterson on ensuring election integrity and protecting election officials.

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