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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.

December 21, 2018

Syria
Syria’s Changing Power Grid: What Turkey Wants

The U.S. withdrawal from Syria removes the main obstacle to a Turkish campaign to eradicate Syrian Kurdish forces and could lead to a more dangerous phase of Syria’s civil war.

Kurdish soldier

December 11, 2018

Saudi Arabia
Mohammed bin Salman Is Worse Than a Criminal. He’s a Symbol.

Why is everyone so angry about Saudi Arabia's crown prince? Jamal Khashoggi is only a small part of the story.

A demonstrator wearing a mask of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a protest outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey October 25, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

March 28, 2006

Defense and Security
A Conversation with Gary Hart

Watch Senator Gary Hart explain how security can be achieved through new tactics and players such as special forces and economic integration.

March 28, 2006

Defense and Security
A Conversation with Gary Hart

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November 13, 2018

Puerto Rico
Could Maria’s Legacy Be a New Debt Trap for Puerto Rico?

President Trump is right to worry that disaster aid will end up bailing out the holders of Puerto Rico's bonds, but there are better solutions to that particular problem than cutting off disaster aid…

Could Maria’s Legacy Be a New Debt Trap for Puerto Rico?

October 23, 2018

Technology and Innovation
Platform Economy—How Companies Can Drive Inclusive Growth

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This piece is authored by Henriette Kolb, M…

Afghan coders practice at a computer training center in Herat, Afghanistan.

October 1, 2018

Trade
NAFTA’s Economic Impact

President Trump has reached a deal with Canada and Mexico to restructure the North American Free Trade Agreement, hoping a new trilateral accord will reinvigorate the U.S. manufacturing sector.  

Mexican commercial trucks cross into the United States.

August 28, 2018

Energy and Climate Policy
Rolling Back Energy Regulations Will Not Work Any Wonders for America

The Trump administration's rollbacks of greenhouse gas emissions will likely damage American energy production, global influence, and jobs. 

Tall buildings are shrouded in smog in downtown Salt Lake City

September 14, 2018

Renewable Energy
Why We Still Need Innovation in Successful Clean Energy Technologies

Today is my last day at CFR. I’m joining ReNew Power, India’s largest renewable energy firm, as their CTO. I’m excited for a new adventure but sad to leave the Council, which has given me support and…

Workers install photovoltaic solar panels at the Gujarat solar park under construction in Charanka village, in Patan district of the western Indian state of Gujarat, India, April 14, 2012.