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December 1, 2015

Human Rights
The Sad Case of Lori Berenson

Twenty years ago Lori Berenson, a young American, was convicted of assisting a terrorist group in Peru in a plot to assault and seize the Congress in Lima. Soon she will be coming home, her sentenced…

August 19, 2019

Election 2020
Meet Pete Buttigieg, Democratic Presidential Candidate

Fact can be more interesting than fiction. In 2000, a high school senior won the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library’s annual Profiles in Courage essay contest by extolling the virtues of the countr…

Pete Buttigieg

December 27, 2017

United States
Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2017

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2017 who through…

American obituaries

November 27, 2017

Turkey
Why Turkey Feels Burned by Trump

The Turks thought the president would be their friend. Instead, ties with Washington have only gotten worse. 

Trump Erdogan

October 26, 2017

Women and Women's Rights
Women's Participation in Peace and Security Processes

This week marks the seventeen-year anniversary of the adoption of the landmark UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. The international agreement acknowledges the dispropor…

Burundi peacekeepers

November 17, 2014

Infrastructure
Dumb Government and Smart Government

There were two stories in the paper over the weekend – both of them local to the Washington, DC area – that perfectly captured the difference between smart government spending and dumb government spe…

Actor Kevin Spacey arrives at the premiere of Netflix's television series "House of Cards" at Alice Tully Hall in the Lincoln Center in New York City (Stephen Chernin/Courtesy Reuters).

April 23, 2013

Energy and Environment
Effects of Investment Treaties in the Global South

Last week Lori Wallach, Director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch, joined me at CFR for a rare on the record roundtable meeting. Living up to her reputation for incisive and provocative remarks…

bilateral investment treaty george bush

April 6, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Energy Dept. to Offer More Loan Guarantees

The Department of Energy (DoE) announced that it will begin to approve new loan guarantees for renewable energy (TheHill). The DoE issued almost $16 billion in loan guarantees until the 2009 stimulus…

A Tesla Motors Model S is undergoing assembly at a Fremont, California factory—formerly co-owned by GM and Toyota—that Tesla purchased with the proceeds of a $465 million DoE loan. (Stephen Lam/Courtesy Reuters)

June 9, 2016

Defense and Security
Responding to Coast Guard Expansion in the South China Sea

Aaron Picozzi is the research associate for the military fellows and Lincoln Davidson (@dvdsndvdsn) is a research associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. South China Sea clai…

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July 26, 2013

Military Operations
You Might Have Missed: CIA in Pakistan, Syria, Special Ops in Trans-Sahara

Kathy Gannon and Sebastian Abbot, Criticism Alters US Drone Program in Pakistan, ABC News, July 25, 2013. The CIA has been instructed to be more cautious with its attacks, limiting them to high-valu…