Elizabeth Martin Perera, a climate policy analyst for the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Alex Farrell, director of UC Berkley’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center, discuss the merits and challenges of coal-to-liquids as an alternative fuel.
William A. Pizer, senior fellow at Resources for the Future, and Kenneth P. Green, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, debate how the United States should regulate greenhouse gas emissions.
Francis Kornegay, senior researcher at the Center for Policy Studies in Johannesburg, and Tom Wheeler, research fellow at the South African Institute of International Affairs, debate whether South Africa is living up to its responsibility as Africa’s leader.
Bill Roggio, a widely published journalist who authors the Fourth Rail blog, debates Kathy Gannon, author of I is for Infidel and a longtime AP correspondent, about whether Pakistan is doing all it should to secure its Afghan border.
Deborah Brautigam of American University, author of Chinese Aid and African Development: Exporting Green Revolution, and Senegalese journalist Adama Gaye, author of China-Africa: The Dragon and the Ostrich, debate whether Chinese investment is good for Africa.
For more than a decade, the United States and North Korea’s neighbors have tried various tactics to keep the rogue state, which conducted its first nuclear test in October, from becoming nuclear. David C. Kang and Aaron L. Friedberg debate the best approaches to influence a nuclear North Korea.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
The author examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to quarantine threats while integrating Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia.