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March 31, 2015

Europe and Eurasia
Philip Gordon Joins CFR As Senior Fellow

Philip Gordon, special assistant to the president and White House coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf region since 2013, will join the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) as a …

March 11, 2018

Israel
At Long Last, "The Crown" Will Visit Israel

Seventy years after Israel's founding, at long last a member of the British royal family will visit there. The summer visit of the Duke of Cambridge, HRH Prince William, has been announced. This v…

March 5, 2018

Renewable Energy
Without Significant New Investment in Innovation, Solar Energy’s Growth Will Stall

March 5, 2018—Solar energy could one day supply most of the world’s energy needs, but its current upsurge is in danger of ebbing, increasing the risk of catastrophic climate change. While solar energ…

Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet, by Varun Sivaram

February 15, 2018

Europe
“Doom Loop” Binding Weak Banks and Sovereigns Still Haunts Europe

One important reason no one talks about Puerto Rico leaving the “dollar zone” is that the island’s banks have minimal exposure to its government’s debt. There is thus no need even to consider int…

“Doom Loop” Binding Weak Banks and Sovereigns Still Haunts Europe

March 5, 2012

China
China’s March Madness—Not Jeremy Lin but Lei Feng

In late February, New York-based Global Times writer Rong Xiaoqing published a piece on Jeremy Lin and the “Hunger for Heroes in the U.S.” In her piece, Rong argues that the United States—and democra…

A portrait of Chinese national folk-hero, Lei Feng looks out over a busy intersection in a central Beijing shopping district in June of 1998.

January 19, 2018

Russia
U.S. Must Make Election Meddling More Costly for Russia to Deter Future Attacks, Argue Blackwill and Gordon in Report

January 19, 2018—The United States has failed to elevate Russia’s intervention in U.S. elections to the national priority that it is, and it has neglected to respond to it in a way sufficient to dete…

December 15, 2017

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: December 15, 2017

This week: governments make money from bitcoin, status quo at the WTO, Google sort of returns to China, and absence of Russian meddling in the Brexit vote. 

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October 25, 2017

Iran
The President’s Iran Decision: Next Steps

Philip H. Gordon testified before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, discussing President Trump's decision to decertify the Joi…

December 15, 2017

United States
Ten Most Significant World Events in 2017

Last year a lot of people were asking if 2016 was the worst year ever. (It wasn’t.) I haven’t seen anyone making similar claims about 2017, but that doesn’t mean that this year didn’t produce its sha…

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