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October 13, 2017

United States
Happy 242nd Birthday to the U.S. Navy!

The U.S. Navy turns 242 years-old today. On October 13, 1775, the Continental Congress commissioned two ships, each with eighty sailors, “for intercepting such transports as may be laden with warlike…

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August 27, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Solar Tariff War Sparks Retroactive Taxes

In May, the Commerce Department announced provisional antidumping duties of between 31 and 250 percent on solar cells imported from China, and gave many U.S. solar installation firms large retroactiv…

Employees work on a solar panel production line at a solar company workshop in Hefei, China (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters).

June 5, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: European Slowdown Will Hurt Exports

U.S. companies are increasingly warning investors that unexpected European weakness is dampening sales (NYT).  Declining sales in Europe are expected to pull down corporate profits in the United Stat…

A cashier counts euro banknotes as a customer purchases an Apple iPad in Paris on March 16, 2012 (Charles Platiau/Courtesy Reuters).

April 17, 2018

China
'The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945–1947'

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan discusses his new book, The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945-1947, a narrative history of a hugely consequential, but largely forgotten episode in the history…

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March 1, 2018

United States
Women’s Contributions to Peace and Security: A Conversation With Senator Shaheen

With the passage of the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017, the United States is now required by law to improve women's participation in peace and security processes, including in efforts to redu…

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December 13, 2012

North Korea
North Korea More Integrated a Year After Kim Jong-il’s Death, Find Editors of New Book

North Korea’s recent, successful rocket launch comes at a time when it is undergoing profound transformation laden with uncertainty. Editors Kyung-Ae Park from the Institute of Asian Research at the …

January 17, 2017

Global
Foreign Affairs January Issue Launch: Out of Order? The Future of the International System

Gideon Rose discusses the January/February 2017 issue of Foreign Affairs magazine with contributors Joseph S. Nye Jr. and Kori Schake. The latest issue of Foreign Affairs takes an in-depth look at th…

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February 3, 2016

Cybersecurity
Campaign 2016: Ben Carson on Cybersecurity

Lincoln Davidson is a research associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson released a document last week outlining how his administra…

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December 15, 2015

Europe and Eurasia
Lessons in Cleantech Success from Scandinavia (Pt. 2): The Importance of the Danish Manufacturing Revival

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. In Part 1 of this series, we pose…

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