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March 2, 2018

Renewable Energy
Why Solar Energy Needs Innovation to Reach Its Potential

Solar energy, the world’s cheapest and fastest-growing power source, could one day supply most of the world’s energy needs. But in a new book, “Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and…

April 26, 2012

Elections and Voting
Video Brief: Civil Liberties

Civil liberties will present the winner of the 2012 U.S. presidential elections with challenges related to counterterrorism powers and practices, as well as challenges related to privacy rights, says…

October 24, 2011

Democracy
Tunisia’s Islamists Vie for Power

Ed Husain, CFR’s senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies, discusses the emergence of Islamist political parties in Tunisia.

November 27, 2012

Egypt
Egypt’s Power Struggle: Three Things to Know

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has taken extensive new powers for himself. CFR’s Ed Husain highlights three underlying issues at the core of Egypt’s power struggle.

August 29, 2013

Syria
Legitimacy of Intervention in Syria: Three Things to Know

Any external military intervention in Syria in response to government use of chemical weapons will require persuasive arguments to prove legitimacy, says CFR’s Matthew Waxman.

May 10, 2013

Syria
Intervention in Syria: Three Things to Know

Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States will hold the Syrian government accountable for the use of chemical weapons on civilians. CFR’s Matthew C. Waxman highlights three sets of conside…

May 4, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Bin Laden May Become More Powerful Dead

Ed Husain, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, says that Osama bin Laden is more valuable to al-Qaeda dead than alive. Comparing bin Laden’s death to that of Sayyid Qutb, Husain argues…

February 6, 2013

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Targeted Killings of Americans: Three Things to Know

A leaked government document has recharged the controversy over the use of lethal force against U.S. citizens. CFR’s Matthew C. Waxman highlights three legal considerations.

July 14, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
9/11 Perspectives: How America Changed its Projection of Power

This video is part of a special Council on Foreign Relations series that explores how 9/11 changed international relations and U.S. foreign policy. In this video, Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose a…

January 24, 2012

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Limits of EU’s Iranian Oil Embargo

The European Union’s embargo on Iranian oil may bring Iran to the negotiating table but is unlikely to halt its controversial nuclear program, says CFR’s Matthew Kroenig.