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September 14, 2018

Renewable Energy
Why We Still Need Innovation in Successful Clean Energy Technologies

Today is my last day at CFR. I’m joining ReNew Power, India’s largest renewable energy firm, as their CTO. I’m excited for a new adventure but sad to leave the Council, which has given me support and…

Workers install photovoltaic solar panels at the Gujarat solar park under construction in Charanka village, in Patan district of the western Indian state of Gujarat, India, April 14, 2012.

September 4, 2018

Nuclear Energy
America Risks Missing Out On A Global Nuclear Power Revival

Background reading on the future of the global nuclear trade and the commercial opportunities and national security risks that it presents to the United States.

Nuclear towers

July 30, 2018

Energy and Climate Policy
Blockchain and Energy: We Sifted Hype from Reality So You Don't Have To

This blog post is adapted from a new discussion paper from the Energy Security and Climate Change Program: “Applying Blockchain Technology to the Electric Power Sector.” 

Illustration of a smart city concept iStock/Getty Images

October 26, 2017

Puerto Rico
Repowering Puerto Rico with Solar a Worthwhile Goal, But Harder Than It Sounds

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, there is an opportunity for Puerto Rico to reconstruct its energy infrastructure to be more resilient and efficient. However, if short-term rebuilding is prioritized o…

Tesla installs solar power at children's hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico

September 5, 2017

Israel
Israeli Foreign Aid to American Jews

It was bound to happen, sooner or later. With the rapid increase over the years in Israel's GDP and in its population, Israel is no longer a poor country that needs the philanthropy of American Je…

November 23, 2016

Donald Trump
Trump May Inadvertently Force Netanyahu’s Hand

The election of Donald Trump has fueled an intense struggle within Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government over the future disposition of the West Bank that Israel has occupied for nea…

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November 19, 2015

International Organizations
From MDGs to SDGs: Lessons Learned and Future Directions for Implementing UHC

The following is a guest post by my colleague Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations. This year, the United Nations released a new set of development goa…

A six-year-old migrant from the Congo receives a medical check-up from a doctor at a refugee camp in Munich, Germany, on October 6, 2015.

October 20, 2015

You Might Have Missed: Recent Academic Journal Findings III

This is the third blog post in this series. The previous two were published in February and July, and highlight earlier academic findings. Elizabeth N. Saunders, “War and the Inner Circle: Democrat…

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May 13, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
More on Nigeria’s South African Mercenaries

After almost five years of reverses, the Nigerian federal government largely cleared Boko Haram fighters from the territories they occupied in Borno state–in about five weeks. The Nigerian government…

Burned out APC

December 12, 2014

Intelligence
How U.S. Officials and Congress Have Defended Drone Strikes in Light of the Torture Report

Press Briefing by the Press Secretary Josh Earnest, White House, December 11, 2014. Q: And finally, has the President ever sought a formal assessment from the intelligence community about whether th…