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July 30, 2018

Energy and Climate Policy
Illustration of a smart city concept iStock/Getty Images 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.” 

July 26, 2018

Energy and Environment
Applying Blockchain Technology to Electric Power Systems

Blockchain does not singularly address the various challenges that the electricity sector faces, but it should be one of a portfolio of technology options to address those challenges. And its potential as a platform technology might be transformative.

October 31, 2017

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The Sovereignty Wars: Reconciling America with the World U.S. Sovereignty Enhanced, Not Undermined, by International Cooperation, Writes Stewart Patrick in New CFR Book

October 31, 2017—When the United States withdrew from the Paris Climate Accord in June, President Donald J. Trump justified the move as a necessary reassertion of U.S. sovereignty. In The Sovereignty…

October 26, 2017

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

July 26, 2018

Russia
Podcast U.S. and Russian flags are seen flying outside the Russian Presidential Palace U.S.-Russia Relations With Michael McFaul

Michael McFaul, director and senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and former U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation, jo…

February 3, 2009

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Eric H. Holder Jr., Attorney General

President Barack Obama’s attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr., has criticized some of the Bush administration’s counter-terrorism moves, calling for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention center…

March 21, 2002

United States
Bennett Freeman Named First Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow in Business and Foreign Policy

For immediate release Contact: Lisa Shields, Director of Communications, 212.434.9888 March 20, 2002 – The Council on Foreign Relations has named Bennett Freeman, a former senior official a…

October 18, 2004

Sub-Saharan Africa
A Conversation with Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Council on Foreign RelationsNew York, N.Y. NICHOLAS KRISTOF: I'm Nicholas Kristof from The New York Times. A couple of announcements first of all. Those of you with cell phones, please do remembe…

September 12, 2012

United States
CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with James McNerney Jr.

DAVID BRADLEY: Well, let me welcome the Council members. Let me welcome our guests. Let me welcome our guest of honor, Jim McNerney, who is the chairman and CEO of the Boeing Corporation. Some of…

February 1, 2011

Politics and Government
President Obama poses with then Chinese ambassador to U.S. Zhou and U.S. ambassador to China Jon Huntsman at the Great Wall of China 2012 Update: Jon Huntsman, Jr.

President Obama poses with then Chinese ambassador to the U.S. Zhou Wenzhong and U.S. ambassador to China Jon Huntsman at the Great Wall of China. (Jason Reed/courtesy Reuters) Former Utah Governor…