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Uri Friedman

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Uri Friedman
Uri Friedman is a senior associate editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees the Global Channel. He was previously the deputy managing editor at Foreign Policy and a staff writer for The Atlantic Wire.

Face Masks Are In

The West has long stigmatized mask-wearing, unlike many Asian countries, where those who don’t wear masks during public-health crises are the ones who are stigmatized.

CIO Briefing

What U.S. Intelligence Thought 2020 Would Look Like

A 2004 National Intelligence Council report was eerily prescient in some ways, and totally off in others.


Here’s What Foreign Interference Will Look Like in 2020

The incentives for foreign countries to meddle are much greater than in 2016, and the tactics could look dramatically different.


How to Choose Between the U.S. and China? It’s Not That Easy.

Caught between its security ally and its top trading partner, South Korea is trying to have it all.

CIO Briefing

America, Meet Your (Acting) Secretary of Defense

With no military experience and just a year and a half in government, the former Boeing executive Patrick Shanahan has yet to develop a foreign-policy vision of his own.


The Key to Putin’s Cyber Power

The Russian president has both the capability and the intent to cause harm, says a former U.S. ambassador to Russia.

CIO Briefing

Do Police Body Cameras Actually Work?

After Ferguson, the president is betting millions on a technology that's still being tested around the world.

Emerging Tech

Behold: The World's First Digitally Signed International Agreement

Diplomacy, by ID card.