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May 28, 2013

Energy and Environment
belo monte blog post Challenges of Equitable Economic Development and Brazil’s Belo Monte Dam

The Belo Monte dam in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon basin has been at the center of controversy concerning hydropower infrastructure projects since protest of the project began in 2008. The confl…

September 18, 2017

United States
Air Force Birthday The United States Air Force Celebrates Its 70th Birthday Today

The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 70 years-old today. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially founding a …

June 21, 2017

Europe
Where Does Italy’s Bank Recapitalization Stand?

Italy is making real progress now. But completing the recapitalization of Monte and the restructuring of the two Veneto banks may not be quite enough.

December 5, 2016

Europe
After the Italian referendum: a treacherous period for banks and growth

The post-referendum market response to Italy’s referendum mirrored the reaction following the Brexit and U.S. election votes: calm after a knee-jerk negative reaction.  After all, not much has change…

November 6, 2017

Conflict Prevention
Podcast Demonstrators storm Macedonia parliament Preventing the Unraveling of the Balkans Peace Agreements

Tensions are rising in the Balkans and the risk of renewed violence is growing, but the United States can help preserve peace and stability in the region. As part of the Center for Preventive Action’…

April 22, 2015

Cuba
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, right, talks with Cuba’s Josefina Vidal, director general of the U.S. division at Cuba’s Foreign Ministry, left, and Gustavo Machin, Cuba’s deputy chief of North American affairs, center, before a meeting with Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Trade Rodrigo Malmierca at the Hotel Nacional in Havana, Cuba, Monday, April 20, 2015. (Ramon Espinosa/Courtesy: Reuters) Gov. Cuomo Visits Cuba, and What Could Be Wrong with That?

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, right, talks with Cuba’s Josefina Vidal, director general of the U.S. division at Cuba’s Foreign Ministry, left, and Gustavo Machin, Cuba’s deputy chief of North Ameri…

January 25, 2017

Global
Play RTR3EQ2Z_EC.jpg A Conversation With Brian Moynihan

Brian Moynihan discusses U.S. and global markets, the global financial system in 2017, and how the banking industry is helping to drive the real economy.

October 14, 2016

Brazil
Play RTSHYDS_EC.jpg Back-to-School Event: Deforestation of the Amazon

Experts discuss deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.

July 24, 2016

Europe
Italian-banks-table Italian Banks, Pre-Stress Test

From afar, it seems like the wheels of European policy may be moving towards some kind of near-term fix for either Italy’s banks—or, more likely, for the specific problems of Monte dei Paschi di Sien…

April 2, 2015

Health
An Ebola trials notebook is seen in a laboratory during trials for an Ebola vaccine at the Jenner Institute in Oxford, England, on January 16, 2015. Pharmaceuticals in Global Health Security

The following is a guest post by my colleague Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations. The Ebola epidemic showed in harrowing detail the human devastation…