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October 13, 2016

International Organizations
The UN’s Ninth Secretary-General is António Guterres

The following is a guest post by Megan Roberts, associate director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Today the UN General Assembly …


October 11, 2016

Technology and Innovation
Four Things I Learned from Visiting Argonne National Laboratory

For seventy years, Argonne has hosted cutting-edge scientific research. The first national laboratory in the United States, Argonne was created in 1946 as an extension of the Manhattan Project to dev…

Simulation of charging the Chevrolet Volt’s lithium-ion battery, developed jointly with Argonne National Laboratory (General Motors)

June 25, 2014

The GOP's Tunnel Vision on the Export-Import Bank

Ask which of the two congressional parties is more in favor of free trade, and the answer is easy: the Republicans. If President Obama succeeds in concluding the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiation…

Newly elected House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks to the media with new Republican Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (L) and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) after House Republican leadership elections on June 19, 2014 (Jim Bourg/Courtesy Reuters).

January 5, 2015

Elections to Watch in 2015

The region will hold just two presidential elections this year, choosing new leaders in Guatemala and Argentina. More prevalent will be congressional and local elections. Midterms in Mexico, Venezuel…

December 10, 2013

United States
Israel’s Three UN Allies

Just over a week ago the UN General Assembly voted to call 2014 the  ”International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.” The vote was 100 for to 7 against, with 56 abstentions.  This is a…

May 1, 2012

The Great Recession and Trade Protectionism: What Went Right?

There has already been extensive analysis of the mistakes in finance, real estate, and regulation that came together in 2008 to produce the worst recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Bu…

The World Trade Organization Flag. (World Trade Organization/Flickr)

March 14, 2012

Morning Brief: China’s Rare Earth Policy Challenged at WTO

The United States, Europe, and Japan challenged China’s export restrictions of rare earth elements at the WTO (WSJ). The complaint alleges that the restrictions give Chinese manufacturers an unfair a…

Pipes coming from a rare earth smelting plant spew polluted water into a vast tailings dam near Xinguang Village, located in China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (David Gray/Courtesy Reuters).

December 8, 2011

The President Undermines His Iran Policy

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks on the extension of the payroll tax cut and the Republican obstruction of Richard Cordray's nomination to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) …

The President Undermines His Iran Policy

February 23, 2011

The President’s Remarks on Libya

President Barack Obama speaks about Libya as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listens in the White House on February 23, 2011. (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters) President Obama addressed the situa…

President Barack Obama speaks about Libya as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listens in the White House on February 23, 2011.

November 1, 2010

Globalizing the Energy Revolution: How to Really Win the Clean-Energy Race

I co-authored an article on innovation in clean-energy technology in Foreign Affairs with my CFR colleagues.

kevin dooley wind farm