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December 5, 2010

Climate Change
What do Julian Assange and (Some) Climate Activists Have in Common?

Answer: Both don’t seem to understand that effective diplomacy requires some secrecy. Here’s what I mean. Assange, the man behind WikiLeaks, seems to think that indiscriminately publishing hundreds …

October 12, 2018

United States
Happy 243rd Birthday to the U.S. Navy!

The U.S. Navy turns 243 years-old tomorrow. On October 13, 1775, the Continental Congress commissioned two ships, each with eighty sailors, “for intercepting such transports as may be laden with warl…

Navy Birthday 2018

April 23, 2018

Saudi Arabia
Oil Prices and the U.S. Economy: Reading the Tea Leaves of the Trump Tweet on OPEC

During his visit to the United States, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman inopportunely noted in an interview with Reuters news service that Saudi Arabia was “working on moving from a model agree…

The masthead of U.S. President Donald Trump's @realDonaldTrump Twitter account with a message about OPEC policy is seen on April 20, 2018.

January 2, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Sovereignty Wars

Teaching Notes for The Sovereignty Wars written by CFR Senior Fellow and Director Stewart M. Patrick.

The Sovereignty Wars Teaching Notes

June 7, 2017

State and Local Governments
Gearing Up the State Department for the Era of State- and City-Level Diplomacy

It might have been former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s November 2011 trade delegation to India that first caught my attention. Former Washington Governor Chris Gregoire led another in 2012.   …

Then Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina at an interactive session with entrepreneurs organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry in Chandigarh on November 14, 2014.

October 21, 2016

Cyber Week in Review: October 21, 2016

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. Is it down for everyone or just me? There were a number of web-related outages this week. Fir…

CFR Cyber Net Politics Fail Whale

December 2, 2016

Global
Ten Historical Anniversaries of Note in 2017

Anniversaries mark the passage of time, recall our triumphs, and honor our losses. Two thousand and sixteen witnessed many significant historical anniversaries: the seventy-fifth anniversary of Pearl…

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April 19, 2018

Global Governance
Global Governance After U.S. Withdrawal

Tamar Gutner and Stewart M. Patrick discuss the current state of global governance and the Trump administration's approach to international organizations and multilateralism, with James M. Lindsay, as part of the 2018 CFR College and University Educators Workshop.

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June 26, 2013

United States
Life in Putinland

As we watch the Snowden (NSA leaker) episode unfold in Moscow, it is worth recalling the backdrop to Vladimir Putin’s defense of the rule of law in Russia. Yesterday Putin told the media that Snowde…

November 14, 2017

Economics
A Conversation with David Swensen

This is the keynote session of the Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics. 

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