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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

February 22, 2018

Cybersecurity
hackathon To Build a More Capable Cyber Policy Field, Teach Policy to Technologists

Technologists love to criticize policymakers for their ignorance of how computer security actually works. Instead of criticizing from the sidelines, maybe they should get involved. 

October 20, 2016

Conflict Prevention
trump3 Trump and the Makings of a Constitutional Crisis

During yesterday’s third and (mercifully) final presidential debate, Republican candidate Donald Trump stated explicitly what he has hinted at for months: he will not agree ahead of time to accept th…

January 22, 2018

Russia
Play US and Russia flags Digital Discord: The View From Russia

A panel of Russian independent journalists and founders of digital media startups will provide their perspective on U.S. coverage of the discord between the two countries, and discuss how it relates …

November 3, 2017

Technology and Innovation
Play AI The Future of Artificial Intelligence and its Impact on Society

THOMPSON: All right. Hello, everybody. Welcome to the closing session of the Council on Foreign Relations 22nd Annual Term Member Conference with Ray Kurzweil. I’m Nicholas Thompson. I will be pre…

May 3, 2012

Economic Crises
The Eurozone’s Austerity-Growth Debate

New questions over the wisdom of unfettered budget cuts are shifting the emphasis of eurozone crisis responses from austerity to growth, says economist Thomas Philippon.

November 8, 2011

Economics
Measuring the Global Middle Class Measuring the Global Middle Class

Shoppers carry an electronic item outside a store in Caracas (Jorge Silva/Courtesy Reuters). As journalists, policymakers, and activists of various stripes and interests focus on the rise of the glo…

December 23, 2011

Social Issues
Five Economic Trends to Watch in 2012

Experts forecast the five most consequential trends in 2012, following a year in which the global economy struggled amid high unemployment and mounting debt crises.

May 25, 2016

Global
Play RTX2D347_EC.jpg 'War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft'

Robert D. Blackwill and Jennifer M. Harris discuss War by Other Means.

January 16, 2013

Food and Water Security
Food Price Volatility and Insecurity

Global food prices are being driven up by a number of factors including bad weather, low stocks, and unstable commodities markets. Combating price volatility and protecting food security will take in…