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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)

September 27, 2016

A Winning Trade Policy for the United States

The Renewing America initiative is releasing today a new paper entitled, “A Winning Trade Policy for the United States,” co-authored by myself and CFR adjunct senior fellow Robert Litan. The paper is…


September 2, 2016

Europe and Eurasia
Cyber Week in Review: September 2, 2016

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. Iran rolls out its halal internet. After six years of work, the Iranian government has finall…

CFR net politics cyber

August 18, 2016

United States
The Absence of Foreign Demand for Treasuries in the TIC data Is a Bit Misleading

A common explanation for low Treasury yields is that low rates outside the United States have piled into the U.S. market, as investors in Europe, Japan and elsewhere look to the United States for a r…


August 3, 2016

United States
Revisiting President Reagan’s Iran Arms-for-Hostages Initiative

The Wall Street Journal published an important story about the Obama administration’s decision in January to ship $400 million, which was first converted into Swiss and Dutch currencies, to Iran on b…


May 20, 2016

North Korea
Cyber Week in Review: May 20, 2016

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. More SWIFT-related heists and a possible North Korea connection? It turns out that Bangladesh…

CFR Cyber Net Politics North Korea Kim Jon Un

April 1, 2016

Monetary Policy
Fed Dot-Plotters Diverge on Inflation, Converge on Policy

“Battling for Yellen’s soul” is how Bloomberg described recent statements by Board members Stanley Fischer and Lael Brainard. Fischer has emphasized upside risks to inflation, Brainard downside ri…

Fed Dot-Plotters Diverge on Inflation, Converge on Policy

February 12, 2016

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: The Democrats Debate Foreign Policy, Kind of

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders sparred again last night in a debate that the New York Times said gave foreign affairs "unusual prominence." Perhaps, if the measure is the sheer amount of time ost…


December 7, 2015

Climate Change
Molina and Zaelke: Cutting Short-Lived Pollutants Can Give Quick Wins on Warming

Policymakers should look to reductions in potent, short-lived pollutants to reduce warming faster than cuts to carbon dioxide emissions alone, write Nobel Prize-winner Mario Molina and Institute for …

July 31, 2015

Weekend Watching: Hollywood in Arabia

This weekend we are taking a break from reading to watch the best in Orientalist cinema that Western film has to offer. Here are Team Cook’s top ten favorite movies of the genre: 1.  Aladdin (for ad…