Allan Friedman

Allan Friedman is a fellow and research director at the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings. He's also the co-author, with Peter Singer, of the forthcoming book Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know.

  • Why Wasn't the NSA Prepared?

    Contingency planning is critical to covert operations, and the NSA's failure to anticipate or effectively mitigate its recent leak is inexcusable.

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The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it."

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What's Your Favorite Slang Word?

From "swag" to "on fleek," tweens choose.

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Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.

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Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.

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How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming

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