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December 29, 2016

Cybersecurity
The Year in Review: Russia and the 2016 U.S. Election

Move over Comment Panda and Putter Panda, make way for Fancy Bear and Cozy Bear. 2016 was the year Russian hackers pushed their Chinese counterparts out of the limelight, becoming a major focus of th…

CFR Cyber Net Politics Russia

December 19, 2016

Technology and Innovation
Curious About Clean Energy Innovation? Take This Class

This fall, I created and taught a course at Georgetown University called “Clean Energy Innovation." The course, offered to undergraduates studying Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA…

Fabrication of an organic solar photovoltaic cell in the lab (BASF)

December 13, 2016

Technology and Innovation
An Energy Innovation Agenda for the Trump Administration

Democrats and Republicans are girding for battle over energy policy. The two parties are far apart on most issues, like the future of the Clean Power Plan and federal restrictions on oil and gas dril…

Secretary of Energy nominee Rick Perry speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio Reuters/Mike Segar)

July 1, 2016

Israel
The Middle East Quartet’s New Report Misses the Point

The Middle East Quartet has just issued its first report on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and peace efforts, and briefed the Security Council yesterday. The UN’s report on the report begins this w…

September 17, 2018

Defense and Security
Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security With Wendy R. Sherman

The Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security was established in 2002 and is endowed by a number of Council members and the family and friends of Paul C. Warnke.

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September 22, 2016

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.

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November 12, 2013

Education
Foreign Student Numbers Growing: The Good News and the Missed Opportunities

While it is easy to despair at the many failings of the U.S. political process, it is important sometimes to celebrate the amazing resilience of American society. My cause today is the latest annual …

A student walks along Boston University's campus in Boston, Massachusetts (Jessica Rinaldi/Courtesy Reuters).

June 11, 2014

Iraqi Reality vs. Administration Predictions

Just days after the fall of Mosul, chaos is spreading in Iraq. The New York Times reports that: Sunni militants extended their control over parts of northern and western Iraq on Wednesday as Iraqi g…

January 23, 2018

Russia
Foreign Affairs Issue Launch with Former Vice President Joe Biden

Coauthors Joe Biden and Michael Carpenter discuss the article, “How to Stand Up to the Kremlin: Defending Democracy Against Its Enemies,” which appears in the January/February issue of Foreign Affairs. Topics include Ukraine, NATO, and election interference.

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May 1, 2010

Iraq
War of Necessity, War of Choice

Teaching Notes on War of Necessity, War of Choice by CFR President Richard N. Haass.

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