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November 12, 2015

United States
Play RTR4RHVN_EC.jpg The Path to Mars

Charles F. Bolden Jr. discusses the future of U.S. space policy.

April 5, 2017

China
China Trump Xi Mar-a-Lago U.S. Summit A Note to President Trump: What NOT to Do in Mar-a-Lago

There are many people who have ideas about what should happen at the Xi-Trump summit. Almost as important, however, is what should not happen. Here are my suggestions for the top five things Presiden…

January 19, 2018

Olympics
Lighting the Olympic Torch The Economics of Hosting the Olympic Games

The costs of hosting the Olympics have skyrocketed, while the economic benefits are far from clear. This has led to fewer states interested in playing host and a search for options to lighten the bur…

August 6, 2012

Trade
Renewing-America-NASA-Curiosity-Mars-Landing-20120806 Morning Brief: NASA’s Curiosity Reaches Mars

Early this morning, the Curiosity rover successfully touched down on the Martian surface (LATimes). The $2.5 billion mission was launched on November 26, and its primary task will last almost two yea…

December 29, 2017

Rohingya
Rohingya refugee women cry while crossing the Naf River with an improvised raft to reach to Bangladesh in Teknaf, Bangladesh, November 12, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain The Top Ten South Asia Stories of 2017

As 2017 comes to an end, it’s time to assess which stories from South Asia had the most impact. By this I mean which events or ongoing developments shaped a country or the South Asian region, or had …

November 10, 2014

Monetary Policy
Paul Krugman Calls for "Weak-Dollar Policy"...Towards Mars? Paul Krugman Calls for "Weak-Dollar Policy"...Towards Mars?

Paul Krugman routinely mocks Germany for wanting “everyone to run enormous trade surpluses at the same time.” As Martin Wolf has put it, this is impossible, as “the world cannot trade with Mars.” …

October 10, 2017

Space
A remodeled SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying satellites owned by Orbcomm, a New Jersey-based communications company, satellites owned by Orbcomm, in Cape Canaveral, Florida, December 21, 2015. The Outer Space Treaty’s Midlife Funk

The following is a guest post by Kyle Evanoff, research associate in international economics and U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of th…

September 7, 2017

International Organizations
United Nations Security Council The UN Security Council

The UN Security Council is the premier global body for maintaining international peace and security, but faces steady calls for reform to better meet twenty-first–century challenges.

July 25, 2017

Kenya
Raila-Odinga-Kenya-Election-Rally Polls Tighten in Run-Up to Kenya's Presidential Election

Kenya’s elections are scheduled to be held on August 8, exactly two weeks from today, and the race between the two leading presidential candidates is tightening. According to opinion polls, oppositio…

April 19, 2017

Indonesia
Jakarta Election Signals Erosion of Religious Tolerance

The rise of hard-line identity politics at the center of Jakarta’s gubernatorial election raises questions about Indonesia’s reputation for tolerance.