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March 2, 2018

Renewable Energy
Why Solar Energy Needs Innovation to Reach Its Potential

Solar energy, the world’s cheapest and fastest-growing power source, could one day supply most of the world’s energy needs. But in a new book, “Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and…

July 7, 2015

Global
The BRICS: Three Things to Know

Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (known as the "BRICS") are forming multilateral bodies intended to reduce Western influence over the global financial system, explains CFR’s Stewart Pat…

March 28, 2014

Global
Russia’s Ouster From the G8: Three Things to Know

Western leaders’ ejection of Russia from the Group of Eight eliminates a "longstanding irritant" for the G7, but it will not likely influence Putin’s strategic calculations, says CFR’s Stewart M. Pat…

November 14, 2013

Global
Disaster Preparedness & Relief: Three Things to Know

Typhoon Haiyan has raised international awareness about the capabilities and limitations of preparing for natural disasters and relief, says CFR’s Stewart Patrick.

February 6, 2012

International Organizations
R2P in Crisis Following UN Syria Vote

The Russian and Chinese veto of a UN Security Council resolution calling for an end to violence in Syria calls into question the viability of the Responsibility to Protect doctrine and poses a dilemm…

February 15, 2012

Global Governance
Five Things to Know About the G20

As Mexico prepares to welcome the first meeting of G20 foreign ministers this weekend, CFR’s Stewart M. Patrick highlights five things to know about the world’s steering body for global financial coo…

March 15, 2012

International Organizations
Video Brief: United Nations

The winner of the 2012 presidential election will continue to rely on the UN as a foreign policy tool to serve U.S. interests, but navigating the U.S.-UN relationship will be one of the president’s b…

February 28, 2012

International Organizations
The UN Human Rights Council: Five Things to Know

The UN Human Rights Council is emerging as an increasingly relevant player in the Syrian crisis. CFR’s Stewart M. Patrick highlights five things to know about the revived global human rights forum.

January 11, 2012

International Organizations
UN Security Council Reform: Is It Time?

CFR’s Stewart Patrick outlines the debate over UN Security Council reform and discusses the obstacles going forward.

July 13, 2011

Pakistan
Why Pakistan is a Terrorist Attraction

Stewart M. Patrick, Director of the Council on Foreign Relations’ International Institutions and Global Governance Program, explains why some weak and failing states such as Pakistan are more attract…