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April 18, 2018

Energy and Environment
Play The Future of Global Green Energy The Future of Renewable Energy

As solar and wind power costs continue to fall and deployment grows, please join our panelists as they analyze the outlook for renewable energy globally and renewable energy policies in the United St…

January 31, 2014

Education
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) speaks at his news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington January 16, 2014 (Yuri Gripas/Courtesy Reuters). The New GOP Immigration Principles: A Historic Shift

The decision yesterday by House Republicans to release a broad set of principles for immigration reform may or may not lead to successful legislation this year. There are still many political and sub…

February 14, 2013

Education
Update on the CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force Report on U.S. Immigration Policy

After the failed attempt to overhaul the U.S. immigration system in 2007, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) sponsored a report by the bipartisan Independent Task Force on U.S. Immigration Policy…

June 13, 2012

Education
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush shakes hands with then-U.S. Republican Senate candidate Marco Rubio in Coral Gables, Florida in November 2010 (Hans Deryk/Courtesy Reuters). Obama, Romney, and Immigration: The Indefensible Status Quo

No one expects any congressional action this year, or probably anytime soon after that, to end the enormous waste of the current immigration system. But it is becoming increasingly obvious that the l…

April 11, 2012

Infrastructure
Gridlock traffic is pictured on highway 395 (Jason Reed/Reuters). The Infrastructure Mess: Time for Some Small Steps Forward

In the wake of the latest, sadly predictable failure by the Congress to pass a long-term highway funding bill, the Renewing America initiative is releasing today a new Policy Innovation Memo, Encoura…

February 1, 2013

Economics
Democracy FA - LAM Mexico’s Democratic Malaise

During Mexico’s 2012 presidential election, many political pundits voiced their fears that the PRI’s return would bring a resurgence of the country’s less democratic past. According to new polling da…

September 30, 2011

Defense and Security
Reads of the Week: Debating COIN in Mexico and Dealing with Violence in Central America Reads of the Week: Debating COIN in Mexico and Dealing with Violence in Central America

At least 27 people were found dead in the Guatemalan village near the border with Mexico last May. Police look at a message written with a victim's blood, which reads: ‘What’s up, Otto Salguero,…

January 24, 2012

Human Rights
riostrial Guest Post: Ríos Montt Plays a Risky Defense Game

This is a guest post by Natalie Kitroeff, a research associate here at the Council on Foreign Relations who works with me in the Latin America program. Without fanfare, or so much as a public arr…

September 12, 2011

Economics
A man holds a symbol of the Patriot Party during a political rally in Solola (Jorge Lopez/Courtesy Reuters). How Guatemala’s New Government Should Take on the Security Challenge

A man holds a symbol of the Patriot Party during a political rally in Solola (Jorge Lopez/Courtesy Reuters). Front-runner Otto Pérez Molina won 36% of the vote in first round of Guatemala’s presiden…

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 …