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January 29, 2014

Corporate Governance
Obama's State of the Union: A Missed Opportunity for Progress

President Obama has been nothing if not a model of consistency in his State of the Union speeches, focusing again and again on the critical need to lift up America’s struggling middle classes. There …

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill in Washington January 28, 2014 (Larry Downing/Courtesy Reuters).

August 14, 2012

Infrastructure
Guest Post: Can the Feds Help Atlanta Rethink Its Failed Infrastructure Initiative?

The following is a guest post by Scott Thomasson, the president of NewBuild Strategies LLC, an energy and infrastructure consulting firm in Washington, DC. When voters in Atlanta went to the polls a…

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June 20, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Economists’ Expectations for Fed Meeting

A majority of economists surveyed by Bloomberg expect the Federal Reserve to decide today to extend Operation Twist, but not to initiate another round of quantitative easing. Operation Twist is an ef…

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June 14, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: A Strategy for U.S. Natural Gas Exports

In a new paper published by the Brookings Institution’s Hamilton Project, CFR Senior Fellow Michael A. Levi assesses the costs and benefits of natural gas exports, and recommends allowing exports wit…

An Australian liquified natural gas (LNG) carrier, with four cyrogenic storage tanks that hold LNG, sails off the coast of Western Australia (Handout/Courtesy Reuters).

June 19, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Congressional Leaders Try to Save Transportation Bill

Congressional leaders will meet today to resolve differences on the transportation bill (AP). House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) will join committee chairm…

Pres. Obama speaks with Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Rep. John Mica (R-FL), the chairmen of the transportation bill’s joint-chamber committee, before the 2011 State of the Union address (Jason Reed/Courtesy Reuters).

March 5, 2015

South Korea
Shocking Reminder of Korea Tensions

A version of this post originally appeared on CNN and can be found here. The attack on Mark Lippert, the U.S. ambassador to South Korea, allegedly by a knife-wielding Korean progressive activist at …

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October 28, 2015

North Korea
Using PSYOP against North Korea

Andrew Injoo Park is is a former intern for Korea Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). DISCLAIMER: The views expressed in this blog are Mr. Park’s own and do not reflect those of CFR o…

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December 7, 2015

Climate Change
Molina and Zaelke: Cutting Short-Lived Pollutants Can Give Quick Wins on Warming

Policymakers should look to reductions in potent, short-lived pollutants to reduce warming faster than cuts to carbon dioxide emissions alone, write Nobel Prize-winner Mario Molina and Institute for …

March 6, 2015

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of March 6, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, William Piekos, and Ariella Rotenberg look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. U.S. Ambassador to South Korea attacked in Seoul. A South Korean man id…

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September 10, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Congressional Interest in South Sudan

The civil war and associated humanitarian disasters in South Sudan is reawakening Congressional interest and concern for South Sudan. A bipartisan group of seven congressmen have introduced a bill, H…

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