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Emerson T. Brooking

Emerson T. Brooking is a former research fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and co-author of "LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media."
Ideas

What Taylor Swift Teaches Us About Online War

What is “real” has become what is real online.

Ideas

War Goes Viral

How social media is being weaponized across the world.

Ideas

The Pentagon's War Budget Won't Be Easy To Roll Back

Congress has too many reasons to keep overseas contingency operations funding as it is.

Threats

Are the Chinese Failing To Equip Their Infantry?

Beijing is paying considerably more attention to platform and weapons development than it is to how well it outfits its individual soldiers. By Lauren Dickey and Emerson Brooking

Policy

In Foreign Policy Debates Ahead, Look to Echoes of 2006

The 2006 midterm elections were a disaster for Bush, but also a chance to shake things up. Will 2014 follow the same script? By Janine Davidson and Emerson Brooking

Ideas

More Than 6,000 Afghan Interpreters Are Stuck in Bureaucratic Limbo

Unless lawmakers act soon, the U.S. program to get Afghan translators to safety will end on Dec. 31. By Emerson Brooking and Janine Davidson

Threats

The Campaign Against ISIL Could Cost $1.5B a Month

Key questions remain concerning targets, transitions and how to fund a sustained campaign against ISIL. By Janine Davidson and Emerson Brooking

Threats

At the NATO Summit, Afghanistan Takes a Back Seat

As the war in Iraq showed, the durability of NATO’s commitment to Afghanistan must not be overshadowed by crises in Europe or elsewhere. By Janine Davidson and Emerson Brooking