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March 7, 2023

Technology and Innovation
Ford-CATL Partnership Illustrates the Challenge of Decoupling EV Supply Chains

Ford Motor Company's partnership with a Chinese battery manufacturer encapsulates the difficulty of the United States to balance private sector interests with the desire to reduce dependence on China…

Ford Motor Company executive chairman William Clay Ford Jr. announces the company’s intention to partner with CATL to build an electric vehicle battery plant in Michigan.

February 8, 2024

United States
The U.S. Vice President and Foreign Policy

Modern vice presidents can trace much of their political influence to the broad reforms that Jimmy Carter and Walter Mondale made to the second-highest elected office in the late 1970s.


September 22, 2011

United States
Confirm Robert Ford

New U.S. ambassador Robert Ford (R) talks with Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after presenting his credentials to Assad, in Damascus January 27, 2011 (Courtesy Reuters/SANA). The United States Se…

Confirm Robert Ford

August 15, 2011

Should Robert Ford Be Confirmed?

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a rump confirmation for Robert Ford on August 2, attended amazingly enough by only one senator. (The rest had gone home after the debt ceiling vote.) But e…

June 22, 2017

If NAFTA Ends, Ford's Move to China Will Be Just the Start

Ford announced this week that instead of building its new Focus – the best-selling car in the world – in a new $1.6 billion dollar Mexico-based plant, it will ship cars for North American customers f…

An employee uses a laptop next to a car body at an assembly line at a Ford manufacturing plant in Chongqing municipality April 20, 2012.

February 14, 2024

Can Ecuador Avoid Becoming a Narco-State

Criminal groups have captured parts of the state. A broad political coalition must fight corruption and root them out.

Photo of Ecuadorian President Daniel Noboa