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March 5, 2018

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

March 2, 2018

Energy and Environment
Taming the Sun

Solar energy is the world’s cheapest and fastest-growing power source, but its rise is in danger of stalling. Varun Sivaram argues that realizing solar's potential will require innovation—creative fi…

February 27, 2018

United States
Play The White House The Foreign Policy Legacy of the Founding Fathers

Speakers discuss the founding of the United States, the priorities and goals debated during the framing of the U.S. Constitution, and what eighteenth century politics can teach us about modern U.S. f…

May 30, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Play  New Middle East ‘False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East’

Steven A. Cook discusses his new book, False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East.

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.

March 19, 2012

United States
Ailing Public Education System Jeopardizes U.S. National Security, CFR Task Force Argues

The United States’ failure to educate its students leaves them unprepared to compete and threatens the country’s ability to thrive in a global economy and maintain its leadership role, finds a new Co…

December 22, 2014

United States
American-Flag-Half-Mast Ten Americans Who Died in 2014 Who Shaped U.S. Foreign Policy

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also a time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2014 who throu…

September 10, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa Immigrants in NYC Africans Coming to New York

Henry Louis Gates estimates that altogether about four hundred and fifty thousand Africans were brought to what is now the United States as part of the Atlantic slave trade, legal and illegal (legal …

December 3, 2013

North Korea
refugee-interview-photos Challenges in Designing an Effective North Korean Human Rights Policy

There is no more vexing issue than the challenge of how to support the improvement of human rights in North Korea, a country that has consistently ranked at the bottom of international indices rating…

January 29, 2014

China
Tracking China's Resource Quest

CFR Fellows Elizabeth C. Economy and Michael Levi join CFR President Richard N. Haass to discuss their recently published book, By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the Worl…