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September 10, 2019

Climate Change
Impact of Climate Risk on the Energy System

Climate change poses risks to energy security, financial markets, and national security. Energy companies and local, state, and federal governments need to better prepare to face these challenges.

Impact of Climate Risk on the Energy System by Amy Myers Jaffe et al.

July 26, 2018

Energy and Environment
Applying Blockchain Technology to Electric Power Systems

Blockchain does not singularly address the various challenges that the electricity sector faces, but it should be one of a portfolio of technology options to address those challenges. And its potential as a platform technology might be transformative.

Illustration of a smart city concept (iStoch/Getty Images)

April 3, 2018

Space
Cybersecurity and the New Era of Space Activities

Satellite cybersecurity has received little attention from spacefaring states, despite significant risks.

SpaceX launches a Tesla into space

May 17, 2017

Cybersecurity
Transforming Election Cybersecurity

The events of the 2016 U.S. election demonstrate that more high-level political action is required to manage real and perceived cyber vulnerabilities in election systems.

June 13, 2016

Fossil Fuels
Oil Price Volatility: Causes, Effects, and Policy Implications

CFR convened a workshop to explore what drives oil price volatility, what effects it has on the economy and geopolitics, and what policy options to reduce price volatility.

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June 2, 2016

G20 (Group of Twenty)
China’s G20 Challenge

Overview China's leadership of the Group of Twenty (G20) in 2016 comes at a moment when the role of the G20 itself is being challenged by disappointingly slow global growth and a trend toward regi…

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April 27, 2016

Trade
The Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership as a Foreign Policy Tool

Overview The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is widely touted as a strategic centerpiece of the Obama administration's broader rebalancing toward the Asia-Pacific region. Another big trade pact, t…

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February 18, 2016

China
Economic and Geopolitical Fallout From China’s Slowing Growth

Overview In 2010, when China's economy was expanding at an annual rate of more than 10 percent, the world pondered the ripple effects of what many observers thought would be another decade of spec…

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September 8, 2015

Ukraine
Rebuilding Economic and Political Stability in Ukraine

Overview Ukraine faces two severe and immediate challenges: armed pro-Russian separatists in the eastern part of the country and a sharp, nationwide economic deterioration stemming in no small par…

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March 8, 2019

Energy and Environment
The Tech-Enabled Energy Future

A new wave of energy innovation is remaking the transportation, electricity, and manufacturing sectors. This revolution is already creating uncertainty about the future energy landscape, lessening common interests between oil producing nations and the world’s largest economies.

NuTonomy’s driverless car, the first to launch in Boston, takes a spin around Drydock Avenue in South Boston, on January 4, 2017.