September 18, 2018United States
The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 71 years-old today. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially founding a …
September 14, 2018Renewable Energy
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…
September 4, 2018Nuclear Energy
Background reading on the future of the global nuclear trade and the commercial opportunities and national security risks that it presents to the United States.
August 14, 2018United States
This article was originally published in Foreign Affairs. In the age of Donald Trump, it often feels as though one individual has the power to chart the United States’ course in the world all by …
July 30, 2018Energy and Climate Policy
This blog post is adapted from a new discussion paper from the Energy Security and Climate Change Program: “Applying Blockchain Technology to the Electric Power Sector.”
May 9, 2018Diplomacy and International Institutions
The Commonwealth does not get much attention in the United States. Few will have noticed that its member governments committed to avoid disrupting internet access in their countries, an attempt to st…
July 26, 2018Energy and Environment
Blockchain does not singularly address the various challenges that the electricity sector faces, but it should be one of a portfolio of technology options to address those challenges. And its potential as a platform technology might be transformative.