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March 7, 2019

Algeria
Political Instability in Algeria

A bungled leadership transition and continuing economic stagnation in Algeria would have significant ramifications for U.S. counterterrorism interests and regional stability. Washington should take worthwhile to manage the risk of growing political instability, including precautionary measures to safeguard its interests should the worst happen.

Students take part in a protest in Algiers to denounce an offer by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to run in elections but not to serve a full term if reelected, on March 5, 2019. (Ramzi Boudina/Reuters)

January 6, 2006

Monetary Policy
Read Andrew Balls and Geoff Dyer on Chinese reserve management

I strongly recommend the latest by Balls (in DC) and Dyer (in Shanghai). It covers both sides of the "does China's reserve management matter" debate.  But it gets two key points absolutely right:…

May 4, 2017

United States
Eleven More Classic Vietnam War Protest Songs

Two years ago, I posted my picks for "The Twenty Best Vietnam Protest Songs." I compiled the list as part of a series of posts commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the first U.S. combat troops a…

Mick Jagger featured in the 1970 documentary, "Gimme Shelter." (Photo : Reuters)

March 30, 2017

South Africa
An Independent Judiciary and the Rule of Law in Africa

Geoff Hill writes in a credible Daily Maverick (South Africa) op-ed that people across Africa want the rule of law, and they are demanding it more and more, often from their local judiciaries. But Af…

African Judges

October 5, 2018

Technology and Innovation
The Artificial Intelligence Race and the New World Order

Kai-Fu Lee discusses the advances in artificial intelligence technology, the effects on the future of work, and the technology race between the United States and China.

Play The Artificial Intelligence Race and the New World Order

July 12, 2012

Infrastructure
Policy Initiative Spotlight: Subways That Leave the Driving to No One

In this Policy Initiative Spotlight, Renewing America contributor Steven J. Markovich looks at the implementation of driverless cars in subways, a trend that has seen growing  popularity in recent ye…

A new metro subway train arrives at the newly opened metro system in Algiers on October 31, 2011 (Ramzi Boudina/Courtesy Reuters).

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Global Resources, the U.S. Economy, and National Security

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Conservation International (CI) cosponsored a day-long symposium on March 20, 2013. The symposium, held in CFR's Washington, DC, office, brought together tw…

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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March 20, 2013

United States
Natural Capital: Are Resources Scarce or Sustainable?

Blake Clayton, Geoff Dabelko, and Greg Stone discuss natural capital accounting and valuing ecosystem services as key components in promoting sustainable natural resource management, while noting the…

February 21, 2014

Intelligence
You Might Have Missed: U.S.-China Relations, Olympics, and Intelligence Assessments

Rear Admiral John Kirby, “Department of Defense Press Briefing with Rear Admiral Kirby in the Pentagon Briefing Room,” Department of Defense, February 20, 2014. Q:  I’d like to ask you about this Hu…

Russia Olympic Flags