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September 9, 2009

Media
Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary Event

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 5:30 to 6:00 PM RECEPTION 6:00 to 7:15 PM SESSION ONE Welcome: Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations War Zones: The Changing Environment for Foreig…

July 19, 2011

International Law
Stopping Wartime Sexual Abuse—of Men

A Chadian refugee sits with his possessions in North Africa (Finbarr O'Reilly/Courtesy Reuters) Today, the Internationalist would like to draw your attention to a disturbing phenomenon ignored b…

Stopping Wartime Sexual Abuse—of Men

September 1, 2011

Climate Change
Separating Fact from Fiction on Keystone XL

Opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, which would move diluted bitumen from the Canadian oil sands to the Gulf Coast, has come into full force over the past couple weeks, with over five hundred peo…

March 19, 2012

Fossil Fuels
Natural Gas and Climate Change: It’s Policy that Matters

Study after study seems to be reaching the same conclusion: abundant natural gas is no solution for climate change. Indeed some scientists, having looked at the numbers, have come to an even harsher …

Carbon stored in fossil fuels

June 6, 2012

Climate Change
Does Oil Abundance Mean Climate Doom?

Over the past few months, I’ve found myself invited to a growing number of workshops, meetings, and conferences focused on the surprising growth in U.S. and world oil supplies. At every one of those,…

Does Oil Abundance Mean Climate Doom?

August 7, 2012

Technology and Innovation
Emerging Voices: Oshry, Bradlow, Miller, and Hansen on Technology for Agriculture in Africa

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Nadia Oshry, Adam Bradlow, R…

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November 28, 2012

North Korea
South Korea’s Launch and North Korean Satellite Envy: Take Two

In a previous post from last month, I asserted that South Korea’s efforts to launch its own satellite would likely enrage North Korea, which is banned from conducting similar launches under UN Securi…

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August 8, 2013

Climate Change
Keystone, Science, and Politics

Jeff Tollefson has an excellent new piece in Nature exploring the debate within the scientific community over Keystone XL. It makes two things pretty clear. As a matter of substance, there’s pretty m…

August 16, 2013

Military Operations
You Might Have Missed: Spies, Think Tanks, and Stuxnet Realities

Gregory D. Johnsen, “Did an 8-Year-Old Spy for America?” The Atlantic, August 14, 2013. At the time of the meeting, the boy didn’t know that the United States had decided to kill a man named Adnan a…

funeral convoy carrying bodies of four Islamist militants killed by an air strike

January 21, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Egypt’s Referendum

Egypt’s constitutional referendum this week should be no cause for celebration. It was not free and fair; the turnout did not suggest a consensus among Egyptians; and the future stability of Egypt is…