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November 22, 2006

United States
Current Patent System is Misguided and Hinders U.S. Competitiveness, Argues New Council Special Report

Reforms of the U.S. patent system have made it too easy to obtain and defend patents and more costly to challenge patent decisions, thereby limiting the competition of ideas, discouraging innovation,…

November 15, 2006

Intellectual Property
Reforming U.S. Patent Policy

Overview The conversation on American competitiveness is often intertwined with the conversation on innovation. The liberalization of trade and the increasing influence of emerging markets such…

October 12, 2022

Ukraine
Update on Ukraine, With Richard Haass: How Will It End?

How does a war end? In this special episode, Why It Matters speaks with CFR President Richard Haass on the conflict in Ukraine. We ask if and how this war can come to a close and discuss what comprom…

Podcast Tank behind woman on bike

May 27, 2022

United States
Remembering Those Whom Memorial Day Honors

The stories of six Americans who were awarded the Medal of Honor for making the ultimate sacrifice.

A soldier of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment places flags on headstones in Arlington National Cemetery ahead of Memorial Day on May 26, 2022

November 21, 2005

China
Keith Bradsher demolishes the myth that China is a great market for American goods

The money quote in Bradsher's article in last Friday's New York Times comes from Matthew Crabbe: "The only US-produced items that I can think exist in large quantities in China are dollars bi…

September 16, 2022

United States
Happy 75th Birthday to the United States Air Force

The United States Air Force marks seventy-five years of service.

A silver Air Force E-3 Sentry plane flies over brown desert.

June 30, 2022

China
January 6 Hearings, Anniversary of Hong Kong Handover, and More

The January 6 committee hearings generate new interest, Hong Kong observes the twenty-fifth anniversary of its handover to China, and migrant smuggling gets new scrutiny after dozens were found dead …

Podcast Pro-democracy protesters hold a banner during a protest urging for the release of political prisoners at Chinese National day, in Hong Kong

October 18, 2022

Climate Change
Adapting to a Changing Climate

Alice C. Hill, senior fellow for energy and the environment at CFR, and Leslie Chapman-Henderson, president and CEO of the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH), discuss factoring the ris…

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May 26, 2021

Race and Ethnicity
Race and Policy: America’s Standing in the World

The murder of George Floyd iin 2020 catalyzed an anti-racism protest movement that echoed around the world. Global protests, mostly in support of Black Lives Matter, lasted for months and were reigni…

Play Black Lives Matter protest, following the death of George Floyd, in London's Trafalgar Square.

February 16, 2022

Climate Change
Batteries Not Included

The world is moving toward electric vehicles and clean energy, but a green future doesn’t depend on wind turbines, solar panels, and Teslas alone. It will also require a vast supply of advanced batte…

Podcast Lithium Brine