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May 14, 2018

Energy and Environment
Taming the Sun Teaching Notes Taming the Sun

Teaching Notes for Taming the Sun, written by CFR Fellow Varun Sivaram

April 19, 2018

Puerto Rico
The Oversight Board’s Latest Fiscal Plan for Puerto Rico is Still Too Optimistic The Oversight Board’s Latest Fiscal Plan for Puerto Rico is Still Too Optimistic

The power is off in Puerto Rico, again. It may not be restored for a day or two. Puerto Rico obviously has yet to fully recover from Maria’s devastation. Tax revenues this fiscal year are off by o…

May 14, 2013

Malaysia
A billboard encourages Malaysian citizens to vote for the opposition Pakatan Rakyat party in the state of Sarawak. Meredith Weiss: What More Do Malaysian Voters Want?

Meredith Weiss is an associate professor in the department of political science at the University of Albany. Adamantly pro-government newspaper Utusan Malaysia raised hackles among opposition Pakata…

June 17, 2013

United States
Tariff Act TWE Remembers: Herbert Hoover Signs the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Into Law

Economists are said to be too smart for their own good and not smart enough for anyone else’s. If so, should presidents take their advice? One president who wishes he had is Herbert Hoover. In June 1…

January 16, 2004

United States
Council’s Julia Sweig Wins 2003 Herbert Feis Award for Book on Cuban Revolution

January 16, 2004—Julia E. Sweig, Council senior fellow and deputy director of the Latin America Program, has won the prestigious 2003 American Historical Association’s Herbert Feis Award for her accl…

August 7, 2013

United States
GDP GDP and Economic Policy

Economists who want to compare the living standards of countries often use GDP, but the calculation and usefulness of the measurement remains controversial.

April 27, 2018

United States
Play Jeh Johnson and Maria Teresa Kumar A Conversation With Former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson

This is the keynote session of the 2018 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs, a collaborative effort by the Council on Foreign Relations, the Global Access Pipeline, and the International…

February 20, 2017

Elections and Voting
The Presidential Seal in the White House in Washington TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-four men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. If you are lucky enough…

April 6, 2018

United States
Podcast A World in Disarray CFR Event at ISA A World in Disarray

Richard N. Haass and Kori Schake discuss A World in Disarray at the 2018 International Studies Association Annual Convention as part of CFR Campus.

January 18, 2017

Elections and Voting
The U.S. Capitol is seen during a rehearsal for the inauguration ceremony of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in Washington Ten Things You Probably Don’t Know About Presidential Inaugurations

To get you ready for Inauguration Day, here are ten lesser known facts about presidential inaugurations. Donald Trump will be sworn in as the forty-fifth U.S. president, but he will be only the…