The role of the media as the "fourth estate" of public life and international politics has long been defined by its role as a provider of information and a check on state power. Emerging challenges to freedom of the press worldwide, alongside changes in the production and consumption of media, are threatening to reshape this role. The Editorial Board of The SAIS Review of International Affairs was pleased to host a roundtable lunch and discussion on the role of the media in international affairs...

In this week's "Four Minute Foreign Policy" interview Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute proudly presents Fellow Benjamin Creutzfeldt, who has spent thirty years working on China and the last decade on burgeoning China-Latin America relations.

With such politically sensitive regions and topics, how can we discern the signal from the noise? Dr. Creutzfeldt shares his insights into working in noisy environments, both in terms of popular media and academic analysis.

What can we learn from le...

The digital economy is transforming how we live, work, play, travel, interact, and do everything in between. It evokes the image of a seamless global marketplace.

Reality is different. The digital revolution may be global in its reach, but it is uneven in its effects. In the digital world, connections matter. Some countries and continents are connecting more than others, and Europe and the United States are connecting most of all.

Cross-border data flows between the U.S. and Europe are the highest...

April 19, 2017

By now the disruptive power of the internet has been harnessed by today's businesses, however, the wide application and diffusion of technology are the new driving forces behind the "Fourth Industrial Revolution" according to BBVA's José González-Páramo. The distinctive features of this revolution include the pace of new technological advancements, changes in consumption patterns, and new business models, González-Páramo said.

Hyper-connectivity and mobile technology are especially important to...

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