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How Big is the Internet of Things and How Big Will it Get?

June 11, 2015

New information technologies have transformed world politics, and not always for the better. Even trying to understand how technology connects us reveals the strengths and weaknesses of the Internet. To understand what the Internet is becoming, let’s start with some basic questions—how big is it and how big will it be? In his two-part series for Brookings Institute's blog, Director of CMDS, Phil Howard examines what the Internet is becoming, how big the Internet of Things is and what the future may hold for us.  

How Sex Could Save Japan

May 21, 2015

In his latest article for the Sacramento Bee, CMDS Fellow Markos Kounalakis writes about the interplay between demographics and world politics, and the different approaches various countries take to stimulate population growth.  

Foreign graduates of U.S. colleges become agents of change abroad

April 13, 2015

In his article for the Sacramento Bee, CMDS fellow Markos Kounalakis writes about the growing number of foreign students at US colleges and how America and their home countries can benefit from this trend. 

Pitching American Primacy for 2016

March 5, 2015

In his article for The Sacramento Bee, CMDS fellow Markos Kounalakis writes about the 2016 US presidential elections, examining the foreign policies of American presidents. "The fourth quarter of a presidency is the foreign policy quarter. During most presidencies, it is when his leverage over Congress is at its ebb, his political considerations minimized and the time used to crystallize a legacy. For all presidents, this is the time to set the geopolitical gears in motion."

Best practices for securing digital communications

In the second part of his article, Collin Anderson gives tips for securing digital communications and lists some handy tools for it.

Navigating Risks to Digital Security

Collin Anderson, a Washington D.C.-based researcher writes about electronic surveillance and Internet censorship across the world and gives tips on digital security.

European Leaders Rally For Freedom, Call for Increased Surveillance

Mike Rispoli, the Communications Manager and spokesperson for Privacy International writes about political leaders' responses to the Charlie Hebdo attack and the concerns of increased government surveillance powers.

When satire incites hatred: Charlie Hebdo and the freedom of expression debate

Peter Noorlander, CEO of Media Legal Defence Initiative writes about the lines between offence, insult and incitement of hatred, looking more closely at recent French and other European cases as well as decisions from the European Court of Human Rights.

With U.S. riding high, bet on the powerful dollar

February 2, 2015

CMDS Fellow, Markos Kounalakis writes about the international currency game and the multiple factors that have a direct effect on the fluctuating value of global currencies for The Sacramento Bee.

Why the Internet Should Be a Public Resource

January 28, 2015

CMDS Director Phil Howard on the benefits of allowing public policy to guide the internet of things and why device networks should be treated as public infrastructure…