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November 12, 2014

China
A worker inspects solar panels at a solar Dunhuang, 950km (590 miles) northwest of Lanzhou, Gansu Province September 16, 2013. China is pumping investment into wind power, which is more cost-competitive than solar energy and partly able to compete with coal and gas. China is the world's biggest producer of CO2 emissions, but is also the world's leading generator of renewable electricity. Environmental issues will be under the spotlight during a working group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Michael Levi: What the Big U.S.-China Climate Announcement Means

During the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum in Beijing, U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping jointly announced new targets to cut climate pollution in their resp…

January 8, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Road Not Taken

In chronicling the adventurous life of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, The Road Not Taken definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam War.

January 2, 2018

India
Our Time Has Come

Our Time Has Come considers India’s rise, taking stock of the challenges and opportunities as the world's largest democracy defines its place on the global stage.

August 17, 2017

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
A Bitcoin coin Bitcoin for Bombs

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are gaining traction as a source of funding for terrorist groups, such as the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Counterterrorism policies should respond accordingly.

September 18, 2017

Russia
Matryoshka dolls Bashing Facebook Is Not the Answer to Curbing Russian Influence Operations

Scapegoating Facebook is an easy way to explain the relative success of Russia's influence operations during the U.S. election in 2016. However it distracts from more fundamental questions on how ele…

September 13, 2017

India
Aadhaar The Implications of India’s Right to Privacy Decision

Last month, India's Supreme Court affirmed that the country's constitution enshrines a right to privacy. The implications of the decision will reverberate around the world.

November 14, 2017

Conflict Prevention
Preventive Engagement

Stares proposes a long-term strategy for how the United States can manage the risks of a turbulent world in a way that does not rely solely on American power.

October 12, 2015

Deforestation_resized Guest Post: Financing to Protect Forests: Will Carbon Markets Deliver?

Carbon markets, once touted as a golden ticket for funding efforts to reduce deforestation, have yet to deliver on their promise. In this guest post, Brian Murray, research professor of environmental…

September 14, 2017

Gender
Akilah Connecting Women’s Education to the Workforce in Africa

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Karen Sherman, …

August 30, 2017

European Union
Germany's Cyber and Information Space command Europe’s Patchwork Approach to Cyber Defense Needs a Complete Overhaul

Europe's approach to cyber defense is a mix of good intentions, guidelines, and an alphabet soup of organizational acronyms. If the EU wants to be taken seriously, its cyber defense efforts need an o…