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February 27, 2015

Global
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humans and Robots in the Economy

MIT professor emeritus and Rethink Robotics’ founder Rodney Brooks, Carnegie Mellon’s Abhinav Gupta, and MIT’s Andrew McAfee, join Nicholas Thompson, editor at NewYorker.com, to discuss artificial in…

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February 27, 2015

Robots and Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humans and Robots in the Economy

MIT Professor Emeritus and Rethink Robotics Founder Rodney Brooks, Carnegie Mellon's Abhinav Gupta, and MIT's Andrew McAfee, join Nicholas Thompson, editor at NewYorker.com, to discuss artificial int…

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January 2, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
American Foreign Policy Toward Africa

For many of us, the American lack of attention toward Africa is short-sighted and frustrating. It is to the great credit of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy that it has devoted the e…

People stand and walk at a beach in the old port of Mogadishu November 13, 2013.

February 27, 2014

Global
The Road Ahead for Autonomous Vehicles

Once thought of as science fiction, the autonomous vehicle may soon be a reality. Three leading thinkers in the field, MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson, Intel's Jennifer Healey, and Chunka Mui of the Devil's …

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February 27, 2014

Global
The Road Ahead for Autonomous Vehicles

Once thought of as science fiction, the autonomous vehicle may soon be a reality. Three leading thinkers in the field, MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson, Intel's Jennifer Healey, and Chunka Mui of the Devil's …

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March 13, 2013

Fossil Fuels
An Enlightening Study on Shale Gas and Water Quality

A team at Resources For the Future (RFF) led by Sheila Olmstead has a neat new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) that takes a rigorous look at water pollution due to…

June 18, 2006

Australia
Australia’s Security Role in the Pacific

Australia is assuming a more prominent role in Pacific Rim security affairs, increasingly deploying forces to troubled states in the region in an attempt to stabilize them. While its moves are welcom…

November 10, 2011

Europe
Stephen C. Freidheim Symposium on Global Economics: Europe's Debt, America's Deficit: The Crisis of the Rich World

Session One: An Overview of the Global Debt Crisis Alan Greenspan, President, Greenspan Associates LLC; Former Chairman, Federal Reserve Board Presider: Sebastian Mallaby, Director of the Maurice …

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February 28, 2012

Defense and Security
Lessons Learned: The Articles of Confederation

A new installment of “Lessons Learned” is now out. This week I discuss the Articles of Confederation, America’s first constitution. It entered into effect on March 1, 1781, after Maryland became the …

April 23, 2012

Conflict Prevention
Understanding Illicit Networks

We all know that, in recent decades, businesses have internationalized their operations like never before, but a less well-known result of globalization is that transnational criminal enterprises hav…

Police officers look on as a road roller is used to destroy confiscated pornographic DVDs and pirated publications in Xi'an