- How to Secure Critical Minerals for Clean Energy Without Alienating ChinaThere are multiple ways to bolster the security of U.S. critical mineral supply chains, such as the mining, processing, and application of minerals, among others. Pushing China to be a disruptor is not one of them.
- Stopping Illegal Gun Trafficking Through South FloridaAmerican-made guns trafficked through Florida ports are destabilizing the Caribbean and Central America and fueling domestic crime. It's time for the United States to get serious about stopping the flow.
- Electric Vehicle Infrastructure DeploymentAlex Schroeder, chief technology officer at the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, and Michael Moltzen, deputy director of the Transportation and Climate Division at the Environmental Protect…
- How the U.S. Rail System WorksA spate of train derailments, most notably in East Palestine, Ohio, has reinvigorated the debate over the nation’s railroad infrastructure. Here’s how U.S. rail could be brought up to speed.
- How U.S. Water Infrastructure WorksThe sprawling U.S. water system is central to the nation’s economy, but chronic underinvestment, increasing demand, and the consequences of climate change have revealed the system’s weaknesses.
- The State of U.S. Strategic StockpilesPresident Joe Biden has tapped the nation’s emergency reserves several times over the past year. The Strategic National Stockpile is just one of the reserves that the United States maintains for economic and strategic purposes.
- Renewing America Series: U.S. Infrastructure InvestmentPanelists discuss the implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the impact of infrastructure investment in the United States on economic growth and global competitiveness. With its Renewing America initiative, CFR is evaluating nine critical domestic issues that shape the ability of the United States to navigate a demanding, competitive, and dangerous world.
- Digital Agriculture—A Gap in Critical Infrastructure ProtectionDespite digital technology's growing importance in the world's food supply, governments have done little to secure digital agriculture or include it under critical infrastructure protections.
- Fortifying Cyber InfrastructureTarah Wheeler, senior fellow for global cyber policy at CFR, discusses the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and ways to improve state and local government cybersecurity and cr…
- Superstorm Sandy: Lessons for Climate Resiliency Ten Years LaterIn October 2012, Superstorm Sandy made landfall as one of the most destructive hurricanes to ever hit the United States, causing tens of billions of dollars in damage and dozens of casualties. A decade later, climate change has continued to intensify the impacts of hurricanes in the United States, as made evident by recent Hurricane Ian. Our panelists discuss lessons learned in climate resiliency over the past decade, and how the United States can better prepare for natural disasters moving forward. The Lessons From History Series uses historical analysis as a critical tool for understanding modern foreign policy challenges by hearing from practitioners who played an important role in a consequential historical event or from experts and historians. This series is made possible through the generous support of David M. Rubenstein.
- The United States Needs to Prepare for More Billion-Dollar Climate Disasters Like Hurricane IanBillion-dollar disasters such as Hurricane Ian are on the rise in the United States. Officials should take swift action to reduce the damage and protect Americans.