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June 19, 2017

Global Governance
Council of Councils Sixth Annual Conference

The conference devoted sessions on domestic support for trade, multilateral rules of the road in cyberspace, North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, the European Union, and the Middle East.

From left, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, U.S. President Donald J. Trump, Hungarian Prime Minister Voktor Orban, and UK Prime Minister Theresa May pose for a photo during the NATO summit in Brussels, Belgium, on May 25, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

May 24, 2017

Technology and Innovation
Harnessing International Cooperation to Advance Energy Innovation

On March 29 and 30, the Council on Foreign Relations convened a workshop in New York to explore how international cooperation can accelerate energy innovation. The workshop, hosted by Douglas Dillon …

A power-generating wind turbine is reflected in solar panels near Mainz, Germany, on March 10, 2010.

June 26, 2017

Cybersecurity
The Case for Reforming Section 702 of U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Law

To rein in the NSA’s collection, monitoring, and searching of U.S. citizens’ communications, Congress should reform section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act.

A man uses headphones while working at the Justice Ministry's agency for communications capturing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on July 14, 2016.

October 18, 2017

Digital Policy
The Rise of Digital Protectionism

In July 2017, the Council on Foreign Relations’ Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies held a workshop to examine the drivers behind digital protectionism in Asia and Europe, its implica…

A woman hovers a mouse over the Google and European Union logos in this April 15, 2015 photo illustration.

December 26, 2017

Global Governance
Council of Councils Tenth Regional Conference

Sessions were held on how to revitalize the Bretton Woods institutions, strengthen liberal democracy, combat transnational organized crime and corruption, and mitigate the humanitarian and political crises in Venezuela.

A protestor holds a national flag while standing in front of a fire during a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, on June 12, 2017. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)

September 7, 2017

Corruption
How Anonymous Shell Companies Finance Insurgents, Criminals, and Dictators

The United States is one of the primary facilitators of anonymous shell companies, which are often used to fund terrorism and crime that threaten U.S. interests.

Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca

August 20, 2018

European Union
Managing Global Disorder: Prospects for Transatlantic Cooperation

In July 2018, the Council on Foreign Relations’ Center for Preventive Action convened a workshop to examine areas of cooperation between the United States and the European Union. The workshop was mad…

CPA workshop report transatlantic alliance

November 21, 2017

Russia
Countering Russian Information Operations in the Age of Social Media

Russia's information warfare operations, aimed to weaken adversaries' social cohesion and political systems, are complex and adaptive, but Western governments can take steps to guard against them.

A Russian flag and a 3-D model of the Facebook logo is seen through a cutout of the Twitter logo in this photo illustration taken in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on May 22, 2015.

September 12, 2016

G20 (Group of Twenty)
Global Economics Monthly: September 2016

Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn argues that at the Group of Twenty (G20) Summit in Hangzhou, China, leaders called for governments to do more to support growth, but offered little in the way of new measures. Quietly, and away from the G20 spotlight, fiscal policy is becoming more expansionary, but current policies are unlikely to provide a meaningful boost to growth or soothe rising populist pressures.

September 15, 2017

Digital Policy
What the Trump Administration’s NAFTA Priorities Get Right (and Wrong) About Digital Trade

A renegotiated North American Free Trade Agreement could set the gold standard for digital free trade, an opportunity the Trump administration should not miss.

The logo of the web service Amazon is pictured in this June 8, 2017 illustration photo.