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Three Hurdles for Emissions Trading Scheme

Three Hurdles for Emissions Trading Scheme

Author: Jill Kosch O’Donnell

South Korea is on track to set a double precedent: creating the first nationwide greenhouse gas emission trading scheme in a developing country and being the first in Asia. To be successful, however, the scheme will have to overcome political and private-sector hurdles.

See more in South Korea; Pollution; Climate Change

Beating the Resource Curse: Global Governance Strategies for Democracy and Economic Development

Beating the Resource Curse: Global Governance Strategies for Democracy and Economic Development

Author: Terra Lawson-Remer

Emerging economies taking advantage of mineral and petroleum wealth often face corruption and conflict rather than benefit from sustainable development. This resource curse can be obviated, CFR Fellow Terra Lawson-Remer argues, if capital-exporting countries, banks, and corporations insist on transparency.

See more in Environmental Policy; Minerals and Rare Earth Elements; Global

A Strategy for the U.S.-Japan Alliance

A Strategy for the U.S.-Japan Alliance

Author: Sheila A. Smith

CFR Senior Fellow Sheila A. Smith argues that the time has come for Japan and the United States to set priorities for military missions, formalize mechanisms for crisis management coordination, and work toward a long-term basing strategy that consolidates U.S. and Japanese facilities.

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Encouraging U.S. Infrastructure Investment

Encouraging U.S. Infrastructure Investment

Author: Scott Thomasson

At a time when the country's infrastructure needs are more pressing than ever, Scott Thomasson offers pragmatic solutions for working around current congressional gridlock and unlocking modest yet critical infrastructure investment.

See more in United States; Infrastructure