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September 14, 2018

Renewable Energy
Why We Still Need Innovation in Successful Clean Energy Technologies

Today is my last day at CFR. I’m joining ReNew Power, India’s largest renewable energy firm, as their CTO. I’m excited for a new adventure but sad to leave the Council, which has given me support and…

Workers install photovoltaic solar panels at the Gujarat solar park under construction in Charanka village, in Patan district of the western Indian state of Gujarat, India, April 14, 2012.

March 7, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
Trump's Africa Policy Taking Shape With Tillerson's Trip

The secretary of state is by far the most senior member of the Trump administration to visit Africa, naturally raising the possibility of a reset in the administration’s approach to the continent.

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May 4, 2017

United States
Eleven More Classic Vietnam War Protest Songs

Two years ago, I posted my picks for "The Twenty Best Vietnam Protest Songs." I compiled the list as part of a series of posts commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the first U.S. combat troops a…

Mick Jagger featured in the 1970 documentary, "Gimme Shelter." (Photo : Reuters)

April 25, 2017

Development
Women Rebuild Nepal Post-Earthquake

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Anna Applebaum …

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March 16, 2017

Diplomacy and International Institutions
International Studies Association Panel: Inequality and the Rise of Authoritarianism

As part of CFR’s Academic Outreach Initiative, I recently had the privilege of moderating a panel on inequality and the rise of authoritarianism with Jack A. Goldstone, Virginia E. and John T. Hazel …

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April 13, 2012

Education
President Bill Clinton on Inequality, Exports, and America's Future

Former President Bill Clinton has always had an impressive ability to explain complicated issues in a way that leaves his audience thinking, “duh, of course”--even if they’d never quite had the same …

Former President Bill Clinton in a recent speech (Fredy Builes/Courtesy Reuters

December 28, 2011

Brazil
2011 Trends in Latin America: The Region’s Presidents Battle Cancer

Presidents Chavez of Venezuela, Fernandez of Argentina and Rousseff of Brazil chat while posing for a family photo during the CELAC summit in Caracas (Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Courtesy Reuters). As 201…

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June 15, 2016

Fossil Fuels
The Strategic Petroleum Reserve: A Policy Response to Oil Price Volatility?

This guest post is authored by Jason Bordoff, professor of professional practice and founding director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University’s School of International and Publi…

A maze of crude oil pipes and valves at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in Freeport, Texas (REUTERS/Richard Carson).

October 6, 2015

Live Today: What to Do About Cyberattacks?

Tune in today at 12:45 p.m. for a CFR event entitled "What to Do About Cyberattacks?" Styled as a mock National Security Council meeting, I’ll be on stage with Michael Hayden, former director of the …

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September 14, 2015

International Law
Bad News: Cyber Norms Probably Won’t Constrain Cyber Conflict

Brian M. Mazanec is an adjunct professor at George Mason University. His book, The Evolution of Cyber War: International Norms for Emerging-Technology Weapons, will be published by Potomac Books next…

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