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August 10, 2010

Technology and Innovation
Would a Carbon Tax Spur Innovation?

Megan McArdle weighed in yesterday on a debate between Jim Manzi and Ryan Avent on whether carbon taxes (or their equivalent) can spur innovation. Their fight centers largely on whether high gasoline…

August 15, 2011

Climate Change
Are the New CAFE Standards for Trucks Justified?

Megan McArdle and Mark Kleiman have been engaged in a little debate on their blogs over the merits of the new CAFE standards for medium and heavy duty vehicles that were announced last week. McArdle …

December 30, 2011

Politics and Government
Friday File: Farewell to Iowa

The U.S. and Iowa state flags fly at a rally for Mitt Romney in West Des Moines on December 30, 2011. (Brian Snyder/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. As the Roy Schneider character says at the start…

The U.S. and Iowa state flags fly at a rally with Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in West Des Moines, Iowa December 30, 2011, ahead of the Iowa Caucus on January 3, 2012. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

May 3, 2013

United States
Syrian Lethal Aid, Drones Over Yemen, and Isolationism

Nussaibah Younis, “Why Maliki Must Go,” New York Times, May 2, 2013. Given the two-year-old Syrian civil war escalating next door, a sectarian crisis and political collapse in Iraq would be a disast…

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March 22, 2013

United States
You Might Have Missed: Iraq, Yemen, and Drone Strikes

Government Accountability Office, “U.S. Assistance to Yemen: Actions Needed to Improve Oversight of Emergency Food Aid and Assess Security Assistance,” March 20, 2013. Two DOD programs account for t…

CIA Lobby

March 13, 2015

Cyber Week in Review: March 13, 2015

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: CIA Director John Brennan provided additional insight on the cyber implications of the CIA’s …

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November 12, 2015

International Organizations
UN Peace Operations: Capitalizing on the Momentum of 2015

The following is a guest post by Megan Roberts, associate director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. United Nations peacekeeping co…

French peacekeepers of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) stand at attention during the visit of French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to their base in Deir Kifa village in southern Lebanon on April 20, 2015.

December 17, 2015

International Organizations
The Other Election to Watch in 2016: Selecting the Next UN Secretary-General

The following is a guest post by Megan Roberts, associate director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. As the scrum of U.S. president…

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the sixty-fifth session of the UNHCR's Executive Committee meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, on October 1, 2014.

April 7, 2016

International Organizations
The Race to Be UN Secretary-General: Five Questions for the Candidates

The following is a guest post by Megan Roberts, associate director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Next week the United Nations G…

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon waves as he arrives at the donors Conference for Syria in London, Britain February 4, 2016.

June 6, 2016

International Organizations
Let the Sunshine in: Increasing Transparency in UN Elections

The following is a guest post by Megan Roberts, associate director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Sunlight is the best disinfect…

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