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May 15, 2012

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket with a Dragon capsule lifts off from Cape Canaveral for a test flight in 2010. (Scott Audette/Courtesy Reuters) Morning Brief: SpaceX Shoots for ISS on Saturday

Space commercialization may take a small step forward on Saturday (NYT). SpaceX is planning to launch the first commercial capsule to the International Space Station (ISS). If successful, SpaceX’s Dr…

June 5, 2012

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A cashier counts euro banknotes as a customer purchases an Apple iPad in Paris on March 16, 2012 (Charles Platiau/Courtesy Reuters). Morning Brief: European Slowdown Will Hurt Exports

U.S. companies are increasingly warning investors that unexpected European weakness is dampening sales (NYT).  Declining sales in Europe are expected to pull down corporate profits in the United Stat…

June 1, 2012

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A Los Angeles Metro Gold Line train; in 2008, Los Angeles voters passed a half cent sales tax increase to fund $30 to $40 billion in infrastructure investment over the next 30 years (Reuters Staff/Courtesy Reuters). Morning Brief: Profiling Infrastructure Best Practices

The Urban Land Institute and Ernst & Young released their latest annual assessment of global infrastructure, Infrastructure 2012: Spotlight on Leadership. The report looks at how six different U.S. r…

December 5, 2014

United States
Space Launch Space Exploration and U.S. Competitiveness

U.S. space exploration inspired a generation of students and innovators, but NASA’s role has diminished, and the number of global space competitors is growing.

June 29, 2016

United States
SpaceX Rocket Launch How Not To Estimate and Communicate Risks

Estimating and translating the probability of an event for decision-makers is among the most difficult challenges in government and the private sector. The person making the estimate must be able to …

November 19, 2015

Global
Play Nasa-Event-20151119-937x528.jpg The Future of Space

Experts discuss the latest innovations in space technology, the prospects for a human mission to Mars, and the importance of sustaining American leadership in space exploration. 

October 24, 2013

China
The sun is captured over Earth's horizon by one of the Expedition 36 crew members aboard the International Space Station on May 21, 2013 (NASA/Courtesy Reuters). Shazeda Ahmed: Saving Face in U.S.-China Space Relations

Shazeda Ahmed is an intern for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. In early- to mid-October, NASA came under fire for allegations of prejudice against Chinese scientists. Prominent sci…

October 23, 2013

Americas
3D Printing: Challenges and Opportunities for International Relations

Experts discuss the challenges and opportunities of 3D printing.

June 1, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo construct makeshift shelters at a refugee camp at Bunagana near Kisoro town 521km (312 miles) southwest of Uganda capital Kampala, May 15, 2012. It’s Bad (Again) in Eastern Congo

The UN office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports that internally displaced people (IDP) in Congo-Kinshasa numbers more than two million, as of March 31.  That is up from 1.7 …