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January 10, 2013

Politics and Government
The World Next Week: Future U.S. Troop Levels in Afghanistan, Colombia and FARC Peace Talks, and the North American International Auto Show

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the debate over future U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan, the resumption of peace talks between the Colombian government and the FARC reb…

U.S. president Barack Obama and Afghan president Hamid Karzai meet in Kabul in May 2012 (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters).

February 20, 2013

Fossil Fuels
The Carbon Price Equivalent of Blocking Keystone XL

In an exchange about the Keystone XL pipeline earlier today, NASA’s Gavin Schmidt made an important point: “Many things can raise the effective carbon price: tax, cap-and-trade, regulatory action (me…

June 10, 2013

Defense and Security
TWE Remembers: JFK’s "Strategy of Peace" Speech

Commencement addresses have figured prominently in American foreign policy. Whether it was FDR ending the pretense that the United States would remain rigidly neutral in World War II in a speech at t…

President John F. Kennedy delivers the commencement address at American University on June 10, 1963 (Cecil Stoughton. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston).

November 3, 2014

United States
Ten Histories of the Cold War Worth Reading

Sunday marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. For those of us who grew up during the Cold War it was an unforgettable moment—one we hoped for but didn’t necessarily expect…

Berlin-Wall

February 19, 2015

Cybersecurity
Guest Post: The White House Cyber Summit Was Great, But Questions Remain

Matthew H. Fleming is a Fellow with the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, a federally funded research and development center serving the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and an a…

POTUS Stanford CFR Cyber Net Politics

July 21, 2015

Oceans and Seas
Turning the Tide on Global Ocean Acidification

Last night I had the honor to participate in a great New York event—the announcement of the winners of the Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPrize, presented by Foreign Affairs LIVE. Two years ago, the XPr…

A scuba diver swims near a school of swirling jacks off the coast of Bali, Indonesia, in May 2011.

December 30, 2015

Saudi Arabia
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2015

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2015 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten worl…

Sunset-World-Leaders

February 1, 2016

Digital Policy
Thoughts on the World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos

The World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos was different in tone that previous meetings. First, the emphasis has finally shifted from all-things-finance to all-things-digital with the publicatio…

Net Politics Cyber CFR

August 24, 2016

United States
Remembering the Vietnam "Coup Cable"

Things usually slow down in Washington in August. Congress goes into recess, and Washingtonians who can leave town do. But this predictable lull in government activity doesn’t mean that policymaking …

Cable Coup Final

April 20, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Affluence Correlates with Test Scores

The Brookings Institution released a report on the correlation between income inequality and school quality. Schools in more affluent areas are likely to have higher average test scores, and housing …

Parents and education advocates demonstrate on the steps of New York's City Hall for higher progressive taxes to close funding shortfalls in education. (Mike Segar/Courtesy Reuters)