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December 19, 2016

Technology and Innovation
Fabrication of an organic solar photovoltaic cell in the lab (BASF) Curious About Clean Energy Innovation? Take This Class

This fall, I created and taught a course at Georgetown University called “Clean Energy Innovation." The course, offered to undergraduates studying Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA…

September 15, 2014

Emerging Markets
A farmer collects rice during harvest time at a paddy field in Padalarang, Indonesia's West Java province, May 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Beawiharta). Food Security and the Need for Responsible Investment Guidelines

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Gregory Myers, director of pri…

August 26, 2013

Energy and Environment
RTX12MMX Responses to Posts on Alternative Development Measures

My recent posts on alternative development measures generated an outpouring of comments. To keep the conversation going, I would like to highlight some responses to the posts and encourage you to sha…

December 19, 2012

United States
U.S. Patents and Innovation

The U.S. patent system has generated growing debate over whether it helps foster innovation or stifles it through unnecessary protections, as this Backgrounder explains.

November 6, 2014

United States
Israeli border police officers walks in front of the Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City November 5, 2014 (Awad/Courtesy Reuters). This Week: Violence in Jerusalem, Nusra gains in Syria, and U.S. Policy Shift on Isis

Significant Developments Jordan-Israel-Palestine. The Jordanian Minister of Islamic Affairs, Hayel Dawood, accused Israel yesterday of attacking the Al Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem and of causing fire d…

May 9, 2014

United States
Residents arrive on foot to inspect their homes in the al-Hamdeya neighborhood, after the cessation of fighting between rebels and forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar al-Assad, in Homs May 9, 2014 (al-Hariri/Courtesy Reuters). This Week: Syria’s Latest Agreement and a New U.S. Ambassador for Egypt

Significant Developments Syria. Regime forces took complete control of Homs today as part of a deal struck with armed rebels allowing for nearly 1,700 opposition fighters to evacuate the city with l…

May 23, 2013

Israel
A Syrian refugee girl walks inside the Mrajeeb Al Fhood refugee camp, 20 km (12.4 miles) east of the city of Zarqa April 29, 2013 (Hamed/Courtesy Reuters).. Middle East Matters This Week: Syrian Pre-Negotiations and Iranian Elections

Significant Developments Syria. Moaz al-Khatib, the outgoing leader of the Syrian National Coalition, announced an initiative on Facebook today, proposing a safe exit for Syrian president Bashar al-…

July 12, 2005

Indonesia
INDONESIA: Local Elections

This publication is now archived. What is the significance of Indonesia’s local elections?They are the first direct elections for district and provincial leaders in the world’s most populous Muslim c…

March 22, 2011

Technology and Innovation
Is There An Alternative To Nuclear?

I have a new piece in Slate that looks at the consequences of moving away from nuclear power. The climate policy analysis has attracted some thoughtful pushback. Let me address a few of the more impo…

February 13, 2009

Nuclear Energy
International Nuclear Energy Resurgence: A Conversation with Dale E. Klein

On January 21, one day after his inauguration, President Obama released a comprehensive agenda for U.S. homeland security, which included a call to "establish a new international nuclear energy archi…