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May 2017

Fossil Fuels
Increasing the Use of Natural Gas in the Asia-Pacific Region

Increased use of natural gas in the Asia-Pacific region could bring substantial local and global benefits. Countries in the region could take advantage of newly abundant global gas supplies to diversify their energy mix.

May 22, 2017

Asia
An LNG tanker passes boats along the coast of Singapore Don’t Let the Window of Opportunity for Increasing Asia’s Use of Natural Gas Close

Natural gas markets in the Asia-Pacific are on the cusp of an extraordinary transformation thanks, in part, to the rise of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to the Asia-Pacific from U.S. suppliers…

Feb 15, 2017

China
trump-australia How Will the Australia-China Relationship Adapt?

Professor James Laurenceson is Deputy Director of the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney. A common assessment among Australian opinion leaders is that …

Dec 28, 2016

Defense and Security
rts5bh9-1-min Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2016

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also a time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2016 who throu…

Sep 4, 2014

China
Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS

“The various currencies, which were all maintained on a stable basis in relation to gold and to one another, facilitated the easy flow of capital and of trade to an extent the full value of which …

Aug 28, 2007

United States
Public Diplomacy Chief Points to Growing Role in Shaping Policy

The official in charge of running U.S.public diplomacy, Karen Hughes, says her insights as a roving ambassador increasingly help shape Bush administration policy.

Jun 20, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
Mobile MPESA Cropped Segovia: A New Player in Cash Transfers

For several years now I’ve been following the progress of an innovative new philanthropy: GiveDirectly. Its cofounders, Michael Faye and Paul Niehaus, started the organization in 2008 while doing the…

Oct 7, 2009

Capital Flows
Government Debt: Financed by Official Sector

This chart shows who financed the massive amounts of debt that the U.S. government issued in the first half of 2009. The total net issuance of treasuries and agencies is shown on the left, and econ…

Jul 16, 2013

Cuba
Cuba’s Criminal Regime and North Korea

After all the talk about hope and change and reform in Cuba, the old Stalinist regime of the Castros turns out to be in bed with North Korea and to be violating UN sanctions on that other Stalinist r…

Apr 28, 2017

Global
Play RTSQA6Y_EC.jpg Keynote: 2017 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs

Following a welcome message by James Lindsay, Calvin Sims, in conversation with Mira Patel, launch the 2017 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs with a keynote address about leadership, m…