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January 16, 2018

Renewable Energy
Wind turbines stand above the plains north of Amarillo, Texas, U.S., March 14, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson Clean Energy Might Reduce Global Warming, But What Will It Do to Geopolitics?

This post is co-written by Sagatom Saha, Fulbright Fellow in Ukraine and Visiting Fellow at the Dixi Group. Read Varun Sivaram and Sagatom Saha’s new book chapter, “The Geopolitical Implications of a…

October 20, 2017

China
A Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle is seen at Stewart Chevrolet in Colma, California. China Is Poised to Take Over This Industry. America Can’t Let It Happen.

Ashley Feng is a research associate for China Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Sagatom Saha is a Fulbright researcher studying energy reform. The future of transportation will be elect…

June 1, 2017

Paris Climate Agreement
The Eiffel Tower announces the Paris Agreement The Consequences of Leaving the Paris Agreement

By withdrawing from the Paris accord, the United States—the second-largest global emitter—could undercut collective efforts to reduce emissions, transition to renewable energy sources, and lock in fu…

November 2, 2016

Morocco
What to Watch at the Climate Conference in Marrakech

At climate talks in Morocco, negotiators will try to move forward on issues left unresolved by the 2015 Paris Agreement. However, developed and developing countries still remain far apart on major is…

April 7, 2017

Nuclear Energy
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Budapest, Hungary, February 2, 2017 (Reuters/Alexei Druzhinin) Russia's Nuclear Diplomacy: How Washington Should Respond

This is a guest post by Sagatom Saha, the research Associate for energy and U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. Last week, Westinghouse Electric Company, the firm that once ma…

December 20, 2016

rtxwr9l-edit Global Agenda: Uphold U.S. Leadership On Climate Change

This blog post is part of a series entitled Global Agenda, in which experts will identify major global challenges facing President-Elect Trump, the options available to him, and what is at stake for …

January 31, 2017

United States
An employee of the Port of Shanghai surveys its shipping container traffic. The State of U.S. Trade Policy

President Donald Trump’s rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has intensified debate over U.S. trade policy and its far-reaching effects.

September 27, 2016

Technology and Innovation
The Peterbilt SuperTruck makes a stop as its tests in fuel efficiency on the road (U.S. Department of Energy) Pairing Push and Pull Policies: A Heavy-Duty Model for Innovation

This post is co-authored by Sagatom Saha, research associate for energy and U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. When policymakers mandate adoption of a particular technology, t…

August 10, 2016

Fossil Fuels
Time to Repeal U.S. Oil and Gas Tax Breaks

This post is co-authored by Sagatom Saha, research associate for energy and foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. Read "The Impact of Removing Tax Preferences for U.S. Oil and Gas Produ…

July 19, 2016

Technology and Innovation
Vivint Solar technicians install solar panels on the roof of a house in California (Reuters/Mario Anzuoni). Securitization: The Next Big Thing in Solar Energy Financing

This post was co-written by Sagatom Saha, research associate for energy and foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. Recent headlines from the solar energy industry have been bleak. Sun…