February 23, 2018South Africa
The ascendancy of Cyril Ramaphosa to the presidency of South Africa has been greeted with a mix of enthusiasm, relief, and skepticism. It comes as South Africa prepares to celebrate the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth and it is worth remembering that Ramaphosa was Mandela’s first choice as his deputy.
January 23, 2018Renewable Energy
President Trump announced the first sweeping tariffs of his administration, enacting tariffs on solar panels and components from nearly every country in the world—but they create virtually no winners…
March 29, 2018Energy and Environment
Varun Sivaram discusses his forthcoming book, Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet.
May 1, 2012Trade
General Electric is shifting its growth plans from the fast-developing Asian economies to resource rich nations (WSJ). In targeting growth in markets such as Australia, GE is betting on high energy a…
November 3, 2017Technology and Innovation
THOMPSON: All right. Hello, everybody. Welcome to the closing session of the Council on Foreign Relations 22nd Annual Term Member Conference with Ray Kurzweil. I’m Nicholas Thompson. I will be pre…
May 31, 2017Americas
Experts analyze the political challenges and economic issues of the countries in South America from Venezuela to Argentina, including a close look at recent elections and the future of international …
February 3, 2017Religion
Bishop Michael B. Curry reflects on his recent trip to Ghana and discusses the role religious communities can play in countering radicalization and violent extremism.
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September 13, 2016United States
Experts discuss the history and development of the U.S. presidential nominating process, including primaries, caucuses, and conventions, and whether the process should be changed in light of the unpr…