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May 2017

Fossil Fuels
Increasing the Use of Natural Gas in the Asia-Pacific Region

Increased use of natural gas in the Asia-Pacific region could bring substantial local and global benefits. Countries in the region could take advantage of newly abundant global gas supplies to diversify their energy mix.

May 22, 2017

Asia
An LNG tanker passes boats along the coast of Singapore Don’t Let the Window of Opportunity for Increasing Asia’s Use of Natural Gas Close

Natural gas markets in the Asia-Pacific are on the cusp of an extraordinary transformation thanks, in part, to the rise of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to the Asia-Pacific from U.S. suppliers…

May 11, 2017

International Organizations
G7 leaders watch a soccer match during a 2012 summit. The Group of Seven (G7)

The G7 serves as a forum for highly industrialized democracies to coordinate economic, security, and energy policy, but critics say that its membership is outdated, undermining its relevance to globa…

Feb 28, 2012

Trade
A security guard stands in front of an electrical board displaying stock information at a brokerage house in Huaibei Morning Brief: Restructuring the Chinese Economy

A new report from the World Bank says China will have to make structural changes to its economy and society in order to prolong growth for the next two decades, writes Keith B. Richburg for the Washi…

Apr 1, 2016

Global
Teaching Notes State Capitalism.jpg State Capitalism: How the Return of Statism is Transforming the World

In his new book, State Capitalism: How the Return of Statism is Transforming the World, Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia Joshua Kurlantzick analyzes the rise in state cap…

Mar 23, 2016

Belgium
Brussels Bombings Threaten European Unity

The twin bombings in Brussels have exposed the need for closer European security cooperation at the same time that anti-EU political forces are on the rise, says expert Ian Lesser.

Jan 1, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Confidence-destroying Measures

Working toward an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, negotiators always seek "confidence-building measures" or CBMs. These moves are supposed to show good faith and convince the other side to under…

Apr 17, 2017

China
A Chinese worker looks on as locals cross a construction site in Viana, Angola. China in Africa

China has become Africa’s largest trade partner and has greatly expanded its economic ties to the continent, but its growing activities there have raised questions about its noninterference policy.  …

Jun 29, 2015

United States
Steering a New Course on Foreign Policy

As election season approaches, and global crises in Greece and elsewhere intensify, U.S. foreign policy is in a state of drift that puts the United States at the risk of falling behind its rivals, sa…