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May 29, 2018

Canada
Is Canada Back? Trudeau’s Peacekeeping Promises Are Not Enough

Trudeau’s pledged UN peacekeeping contributions are an important step toward fulfilling his foreign policy promises, but if he is serious about renewing Canada’s leadership in peacekeeping, it is not…

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, New York on September 19, 2016.

February 28, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Restructuring the Chinese Economy

A new report from the World Bank says China will have to make structural changes to its economy and society in order to prolong growth for the next two decades, writes Keith B. Richburg for the Washi…

A security guard stands in front of an electrical board displaying stock information at a brokerage house in Huaibei

February 20, 2014

The Sad Story of Denmark and the End of Religious Freedom

Seventy years ago last fall, in October 1943, Danes acted with courage to defy the Nazi occupiers and rescue the country’s Jews. It was a striking blow for religious freedom and basic human decency. …

December 13, 2012

Human Rights
Alas Denmark

Denmark has long been regarded as one of the world’s most attractive nations, for citizens and tourists alike. My own visits there years ago as a student were delightful. And the Danes have a wonderf…

November 23, 2015

Technology and Innovation
Lessons in Cleantech Success from Scandinavia (Pt. 1): The Puzzle

This post is co-written by Ben Armstrong and Varun Sivaram. Ben is a Ph.D. Candidate at MIT focused on Political Economy and a researcher at the MIT Governance Lab. A global race is underway to domi…

NREL engineers review a simulation of the Lillgrund Wind Farm in Denmark (U.S. Department of Energy)

January 2, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
American Foreign Policy Toward Africa

For many of us, the American lack of attention toward Africa is short-sighted and frustrating. It is to the great credit of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy that it has devoted the e…

People stand and walk at a beach in the old port of Mogadishu November 13, 2013.

September 9, 2011

You Might Have Missed

U.S. President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney meet at the White House on January 29, 2008 (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters).   - Julian E. Barnes, Adam Entous,  Siobhan Gorman, “U.S. Eyes…

U.S. President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney meet at the White House on January 29, 2008 (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters).

March 28, 2006

Financial Markets
Iceland: Déjà vu all over again

Currency falls sharply.Foreign banks cut credit lines. "Last week ... US investors refused to roll over loans to the country's top three banks." (FT)Local banks argue that they only thing to fear…