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December 12, 2018

United Kingdom
The Bright Side of Britain’s Brexit Chaos

Despite a no-confidence vote, the odds of a stabilizing outcome have brightened.

An anti-Brexit demonstrator wears a Union flag decorated with the stars of the EU flag opposite the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain.

March 4, 2019

India
Bright Future? Fourth Annual Review of Solar Scale-Up in India

This guest post is co-authored by Sarang Shidore, a visiting scholar at the LBJ School at the University of Texas at Austin, and Joshua Busby, associate professor of public affairs at the Robert S. S…

An employee works at a solar cell production line at Jupiter Solar Power Limited (JSPL) plant in Baddi, in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, India May 29, 2017.

October 30, 2019

United States
Election 2020: Bill Weld, Republican Presidential Candidate

Bill Weld was the first Republican to officially announce he would challenge Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination. Weld knows that his bid faces long odds. Roughly nine out of ten …

Bill Weld

October 10, 2019

China
Game On: The NBA Runs Afoul of China but Scores Big

The facts are not in dispute. On October 6, Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey tweeted: “Fight for Freedom: Stand with Hong Kong,” igniting a political firestorm in Beijing. Other Rockets he…

Fans in LeBron James jerseys pose for pictures with Chinese flags near security personnel outside the Mercedes-Benz Arena before the NBA exhibition game between Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers in Shanghai, October 10, 2019.

July 30, 2019

Elections and Voting
Joe Sestak

CFR invited the presidential candidates challenging President Trump in the 2020 election to articulate their positions on twelve critical foreign policy issues. Candidates’ answers are posted exactly…

Joe Sestak

July 30, 2019

Elections and Voting
The Presidential Candidates on U.S. Foreign Policy Since World War II

What has been the greatest foreign policy accomplishment of the United States since World War II? What has been the biggest mistake?

June 24, 2019

Turkey
Istanbul’s Election: What Does Erdogan’s Loss Mean for Turkey?

After his party suffered a humiliating loss in Istanbul, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is down but far from out.

Ekrem Imamoglu, mayoral candidate of Turkey's main opposition party, at a rally in Istanbul.

June 2, 2016

South Africa
Despite Setbacks, South Africa’s Democratic Future Is Bright, Says John Campbell in New Book

John Campbell argues in Morning in South Africa that despite South Africa’s currentpolitical and economic malaise, there are grounds for optimism about the country’sdemocratic future. 

September 12, 2006

United States
Not quite so bright after all … (The July trade data)

The trade deficit (ex-oil) was thought to be on a downward trajectory.     But after today’s data, that argument may need to be reconsidered. I have been a bit more cautious than most in pre…

February 13, 2019

Middle East and North Africa
Bad Reputation: The Swift Decline of U.S. Soft Power in the Middle East

What a late-night meal in Italy taught me about American Exceptionalism in the Arab world.

A woman stands next to an inflatable tank with U.S. President Donald Trump outside an art exhibition 'MonuMental' by the pseudonymous artist, Saint Hoax in downtown Beirut, Lebanon October 12, 2018.