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January 24, 2012

Infrastructure
Congressional Republicans listen to President Obama address a joint session of the Congress on Capitol Hill (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters). So What If It's an Election Year

The conventional wisdom when I first came to Washington in the early 1990s was that nothing ever got done in a presidential election year. And then the sage advice became that nothing much got done i…

June 28, 2011

Americas
Evolving Views on Mexico’s War on Drugs Evolving Views on Mexico’s War on Drugs

Supporter of the peace caravan led by Mexican poet Sicilia holds a banner during a rally (Courtesy Reuters). The U.S.-Mexico Interparliamentary Group convened in DC a couple of weeks ago, an annual …

November 30, 2015

Global
Paris Climate Talks: Resources From CFR and Foreign Affairs

Senior officials from almost two hundred nations are meeting in Paris, France, for the twenty-first annual United Nations Conference of Parties (COP21), also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conferenc…

April 15, 2015

Middle East and North Africa
Play RTR32GW2_EC.jpg Identifying a Strategic Approach to the Middle East

Antony Blinken discusses strategic issues following his recent trip to the Middle East and the Maghreb.

March 24, 2015

Politics and Government
Ted-Cruz Campaign 2016: Senator Ted Cruz, GOP Presidential Candidate

Someone had to be first. When it comes to the 2016 presidential campaign, that person is Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). Yesterday, he formally announced that he is running for president. Cruz’s rise to nat…

January 29, 2014

United States
Guest Post: Fixing America’s Infrastructure—More Than Just a Solo Act

Today we are please to have the following guest post written by Heidi Crebo-Rediker, a CFR Senior Fellow. Prior to joining CFR, Heidi served as the State Department’s first chief economist.  Infrast…

April 16, 2008

Americas
Energy Bottlenecks in South America

South America faces energy shortfalls at the same time that several countries have nationalized energy resources. Experts say a lack of cooperation on energy policy could hinder regional economic gro…