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May 14, 2013

Malaysia
Meredith Weiss: What More Do Malaysian Voters Want?

Meredith Weiss is an associate professor in the department of political science at the University of Albany. Adamantly pro-government newspaper Utusan Malaysia raised hackles among opposition Pakata…

A billboard encourages Malaysian citizens to vote for the opposition Pakatan Rakyat party in the state of Sarawak.

May 14, 2018

Energy and Environment
Taming the Sun

Teaching Notes for Taming the Sun, written by CFR Fellow Varun Sivaram

Taming the Sun Teaching Notes

April 19, 2018

Puerto Rico
The Oversight Board’s Latest Fiscal Plan for Puerto Rico is Still Too Optimistic

The power is off in Puerto Rico, again. It may not be restored for a day or two. Puerto Rico obviously has yet to fully recover from Maria’s devastation. Tax revenues this fiscal year are off by o…

The Oversight Board’s Latest Fiscal Plan for Puerto Rico is Still Too Optimistic

June 17, 2013

United States
TWE Remembers: Herbert Hoover Signs the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Into Law

Economists are said to be too smart for their own good and not smart enough for anyone else’s. If so, should presidents take their advice? One president who wishes he had is Herbert Hoover. In June 1…

Tariff Act

January 16, 2004

United States
Council’s Julia Sweig Wins 2003 Herbert Feis Award for Book on Cuban Revolution

January 16, 2004—Julia E. Sweig, Council senior fellow and deputy director of the Latin America Program, has won the prestigious 2003 American Historical Association’s Herbert Feis Award for her accl…

September 17, 2018

Defense and Security
Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security With Wendy R. Sherman

The Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security was established in 2002 and is endowed by a number of Council members and the family and friends of Paul C. Warnke.

Play Warnke Lecture

August 7, 2013

United States
GDP and Economic Policy

Economists who want to compare the living standards of countries often use GDP, but the calculation and usefulness of the measurement remains controversial.

GDP

February 20, 2017

Elections and Voting
TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-four men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. If you are lucky enough…

The Presidential Seal in the White House in Washington

January 18, 2017

Elections and Voting
Ten Things You Probably Don’t Know About Presidential Inaugurations

To get you ready for Inauguration Day, here are ten lesser known facts about presidential inaugurations. Donald Trump will be sworn in as the forty-fifth U.S. president, but he will be only the…

The U.S. Capitol is seen during a rehearsal for the inauguration ceremony of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in Washington

December 19, 2016

Technology and Innovation
Curious About Clean Energy Innovation? Take This Class

This fall, I created and taught a course at Georgetown University called “Clean Energy Innovation." The course, offered to undergraduates studying Science, Technology, and International Affairs (STIA…

Fabrication of an organic solar photovoltaic cell in the lab (BASF)