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June 26, 2018

Renewable Energy
The Digital Revolution Is Transforming Energy—Whether It Slows Climate Change Is Up to Policymakers

This post is about a new book, “Digital Decarbonization: Promoting Digital Innovations to Advance Clean Energy Systems,” edited by Varun Sivaram. It is available as a paperback or e-book on Amazon, a…

Wind power station and global communication concept.

December 21, 2017

South Africa
Split in South Africa’s National Congress May Not Last

The African National Congress' National Executive Committee leadership appears to be split down the middle, with the Top Six equally divided between the the Ramaphosa and the Zuma/Dlamini-Zuma factions.


June 16, 2016

What’s Worth Reading This Summer?

CFR.org editor Bob McMahon and I recorded our annual summer reading episode of CFR’s  “The World Next Week” podcast. Elizabeth Saunders, who is a Stanton nuclear security fellow this year at CFR and …

A visitor looks at a book while standing in front of a giant bookshelf at the book fair in Frankfurt

November 13, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
How Can U.S. Intel Training Help Fight Boko Haram?

Jesse Sloman is a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations and a reserve officer in the Marine Corps. He served on active duty from 2009 to 2013. The views expressed here are his own. …


March 7, 2013

Politics and Government
A Bipartisan Strategy for U.S. Global Leadership

A bipartisan task force calling itself the Project for a United and Strong America (PUSA) released a report today, entitled “Setting Priorities for American Leadership,” outlining its ideas for a nat…

President Barack Obama shakes hands with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) before Obama's 2012 State of the Union address (Larry Downing/ Courtesy Reuters).

February 13, 2012

Military Operations
When America Attacked Syria

In response to the worsening civil war in Syria and the Bashar al-Assad regime’s continuous use of rockets, artillery, and sniper fire against civilian population centers, some policymakers, analysts…


October 21, 2011

Elections and Voting
Liberia: Devils and Long Spoons

George Weah, running mate of presidential candidate Winston Tubman of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), parades with his supporters during the party's rally in Montrovia October 9, 2011…

Liberia: Devils and Long Spoons

September 1, 2011

International Organizations
Temper Tantrum: The GOP’s Latest Assault on the UN

U.S. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida answers reporters' questions during a news conference at the Presidential House in Tegucigalpa (Oswaldo Rivas/ Courtesy Reuters)   For a case…

Temper Tantrum: The GOP’s Latest Assault on the UN

June 20, 2011

International Organizations
U.S.-UN Relations: Back to the Future?

United Nations' Secretary General Kofi Annan meets with Senate Foreign Relations Committee chair Jesse Helms in 1997 (Luc Novovitch/ Courtesy Reuters). Toxic partisanship on Capitol Hill. A loom…

U.S.-UN Relations: Back to the Future?