Garrett Hinck

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Garrett Hinck is a PhD student in political science at Columbia University, studying international relations and the political economy of security. He was previously a research assistant with the Technology and International Affairs and Nuclear Policy programs at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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The Week That Will Be

The Week That Will Be

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Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 10:00 am: The Brookings Institution will hold an event on Pakistan, America, and Extremism: The Path Ahead. Madiha Afzal, author of the new book “Pakistan Under Siege,” Bruce Riedel and Michael O’Hanlon will discuss. Register to attend.

Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

President Donald Trump is expected to continue economic sanctions relief to Iran as part of the Iran nuclear deal, but he will impose new targeted sanctions on Iranian individuals and businesses for their involvement in Iran’s ballistic missile program and human rights abuses, the AP reported. Trump faces a deadline on Friday to extend or cancel sanctions relief for Iran’s central bank, which was lifted as part of the 2015 multilateral agreement.


Wassenaar Export Controls on Surveillance Tools: New Exemptions for Vulnerability Research

The United States successfully negotiated research-use exceptions to export controls on surveillance tools at the December 2017 meeting of the Wassenaar Arrangement, a club of advanced economies that coordinates export controls. These export controls—requirements that organizations selling or sending technologies with potential military applications abroad obtain a license from the Commerce Department—affect key swaths of the cybersecurity industry.