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Making Cyberspace Safe for Democracy

By Laura Rosenberger
Rosenberger, who currently serves on the Biden administration's National Security Council, discusses how the United States can compete with and defend itself against authoritarian adversaries in cyberspace.

Worlds of Color

By W.E.B. DuBois
Foreign Affairs was early to recognize the profound influence of social issues on global events. The famed civil rights activist and sociologist explores how the problem of “the color line” is entwined with several nations’ histories.

Sources of Soviet Conduct

By George F. Kennan
Writing anonymously as “X,” the Moscow-based diplomat outlined the policy of containment that defined the U.S.-Soviet relationship for the better half of a century.
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