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October 4, 2021

China
Making Sense of China’s Pledge to Stop Building Coal-Fired Power Plants Abroad

China's decision to stop funding coal plants abroad is an important step, but real progress will require phasing out coal at home.

A coal-burning power plant can be seen behind a factory in the city of Baotou, in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region October 31, 2010.

September 21, 2021

China
Europe’s Global Gateway Plans To Counter China, But Questions Remain

Europe is responding to China's Belt and Road Initiative, but it is unclear whether its alternative can succeed.

View of Piraeus Port in Greece shows cargo containers and the ocean behind.

September 22, 2011

China
Gary Locke: America’s Too Popular Ambassador to China

Ambassador Gary Locke is surrounded by local Chinese media outside his residence in Beijing on August 14, 2011. (David Gray / Courtesy of Reuters) It scarcely seems possible, but apparently some Chi…

Ambassador Gary Locke is surrounded by local Chinese media outside his residence in Beijing on August 14, 2011.

February 4, 2013

Why Manufacturing Really Matters: Gary Pisano and Willy Shih on Innovation

If there is any consensus in the debate over how to revitalize the American economy, it is over innovation. Innovation, we can all readily concur, is the only way for an advanced economy like the Uni…

An employee works on the production of high-power semiconductors at a manufacturing plant of Swiss engineering group ABB on May 30, 2012 (Michael Buholzer/Courtesy Reuters).

July 3, 2013

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
"The Five Myths of Global Terrorism" - Video Interview with Dr. Gary LaFree

The reactions of U.S. officials to the leaks from former National Security Administration (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden point to the political resonance that terrorism holds for the American public…

Interview with Gary LaFree

April 21, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012: Hello Gary Johnson, GOP Presidential Candidate

A worker sits on a pile of presidential campaign T-shirts for former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson at the Conservative Political Action conference in Washington on February 10, 2011. (Kevin Lamarq…

A worker sits on a pile of presidential campaign T-shirts for former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson at the Conservative Political Action conference in Washington February 10, 2011. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters)

August 13, 2021

Wars and Conflict
Five Foreign-Policy Movies Worth Watching About Real-Life Heroism

Every summer Friday, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: films inspired by actual heroes. 

Three movie posters: "Black Hawk Down" (man sits with a gun); "Gary Cooper Sergeant York" (man in helmet crouches with a gun); "Beneath Hill 60" (a woman and two men look out above the photo of a group of men in mining gear).

August 24, 2021

China
Why Major Belt and Road Investments Are Not Coming to Afghanistan

China is unlikely to prioritize Afghanistan for Belt and Road investment.

Afghan security personnel keep watch at a road construction site, which is being built by a Chinese company, in Khogyani district of Nangarhar Province on November 19, 2015.

March 23, 2021

Asia
How Should the United States Compete With China’s Belt and Road Initiative?

As the United States embarks on an era of great power competition with China, it is incumbent on U.S. policymakers to better understand BRI and the strategic and political implications of the initiat…

A container ship is pictured docked at the Colombo South Harbor, funded by China, in Sri Lanka on June 25, 2016.

August 27, 2021

U.S. Foreign Policy
Five Movies Worth Watching About Foreign-Policy Conspiracies

Every summer Friday, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: films about conspiracies in the halls of power. 

Three movie posters in black frames. From left: The Manchurian Candidate (a sketch of a man, a gun, and a queen of hearts card); JFK (a man looks out from a red, white, and blue design); Kill the Messenger (a man with the U.S. Capitol Building reflected in his sunglasses).