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August 24, 2016

Diplomacy and International Institutions
IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol at the China-IEA side event during the Paris climate negotiations (IEA/George Kamiya) The International Energy Agency’s Hybrid Model

This guest post is co-authored by Stewart Patrick, senior fellow and director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Naomi Egel, form…

August 10, 2016

Diplomacy and International Institutions
RTX1WZW0_b The International Energy Agency’s Hybrid Model

In an article just published by Foreign Affairs, Naomi Egel and I argue that the International Energy Agency’s approach to integrating rising powers holds lessons for the reform of other global insti…

May 24, 2017

Technology and Innovation
Harnessing International Cooperation to Advance Energy Innovation

On March 29 and 30, the Council on Foreign Relations convened a workshop in New York to explore how international cooperation can accelerate energy innovation. The workshop, hosted by Douglas Dillon …

September 21, 2017

United Nations
Funding the United Nations: What Impact Do U.S. Contributions Have on UN Agencies and Programs?

Many UN agencies, programs, and missions receive crucial funding from the United States. President Trump’s budget proposal could jeopardize their work.

January 16, 2018

Renewable Energy
Wind turbines stand above the plains north of Amarillo, Texas, U.S., March 14, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Clean Energy Might Reduce Global Warming, But What Will It Do to Geopolitics?

This post is co-written by Sagatom Saha, Fulbright Fellow in Ukraine and Visiting Fellow at the Dixi Group. Read Varun Sivaram and Sagatom Saha’s new book chapter, “The Geopolitical Implications of a…

January 17, 2018

Energy and Climate Policy
Play Renewable Energy World Energy Outlook

Fatih Birol discusses the newest edition of World Energy Outlook, the prospects for renewable energy, and the outlook for energy markets in the coming year.

February 29, 2012

Trade
A cargo ship cruises as the sun sets at Ala Moana beach ahead of the APEC meeting in Honolulu Morning Brief: Obama Establishes Trade Enforcement Agency

The Obama administration signed an executive order creating a new agency to monitor and protect U.S. interests in international trade. The newly-minted Interagency Trade Enforcement Center will be ho…

December 6, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Internally-Displaced-Persons-IDP-Congo-Africa New Report on Africa's Internally Displaced Persons

The new report, released by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), concludes that in the first six months of 2017, an additional 2.7 million people have been internally displaced in Africa.

June 2, 2014

Economics
MEXICAN PEMEX OIL ENGINEERS WATCH WORK ON A DRILLING PLATFORM IN TABASCO. Mexico Energy Talks

I recently had the opportunity, along with Vianovo’s James Taylor,  to chat with Mexican Congressman Javier Treviño, one of the country’s energy reform leaders. We focused on what investors and analy…

January 17, 2018

Israel
Adnan Abidi/Reuters Is Israel’s International Isolation Diminishing?

Votes against Israel at the United Nations over the decades seem to indicate it is a pariah nation, but the country’s expanding bilateral ties tell a different story.