The U.S. water system, among the safest and most reliable in the world, is central to the nation’s economy, but chronic underinvestment, increasing demand, and worsening droughts have revealed weaknesses.
Downsizing the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve will have economic and foreign policy consequences that have not been fully considered. U.S. foreign policy should prioritize the management of these consequences.
By withdrawing from the Paris accord, the United States—the second-largest global emitter—could undercut collective efforts to reduce emissions, transition to renewable energy sources, and lock in future climate measures.
Natural gas markets in the Asia-Pacific are on the cusp of an extraordinary transformation thanks, in part, to the rise of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to the Asia-Pacific from U.S. suppliers. If gas displaced coal, it would give a big boost to the world’s critically needed transition to a low carbon future.