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April 24, 2008

Capital Flows
Adapting to the state’s growing role in global equity markets

Central bank purchases of traditional reserve assets still dwarf sovereign wealth fund purchases of riskier assets -- as well as central bank purchases of equities. But over time, it is reasonable …

September 24, 2012

Defense and Security
Ask the Experts: Do Targeted Killings Work?

The United States did not always carry out targeted killings (or assassinations) of perceived national security threats. To the contrary, the norm against targeted killings outside of battlefield set…

Armed drone Afghanistan

April 4, 2016

Renewable Energy
Japan Should Increase Its Target for Renewable Energy, In Case Nuclear Restarts Stall

I’ve been traveling in Japan, meeting with government officials, power sector executives, and energy policy scholars. I thank CFR life member Bill Martin, Washington Policy and Analysis, and the Japa…

An aerial view of the No.1 and No.2 reactor buildings at Kyushu Electric Power's Sendai nuclear power station, the only two units operating in Japan (Reuters/Kyodo TPX).

August 23, 2012

Defense and Security
Top Twelve Defense Sequestration Scare Tactics

Over a year ago, on August 2, 2011, President Obama signed the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011. The bipartisan legislation easily passed the House, 269-131, with 174 Republicans and 95 Democrats vot…

Panetta and Dempsey

September 1, 2011

Climate Change
Separating Fact from Fiction on Keystone XL

Opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, which would move diluted bitumen from the Canadian oil sands to the Gulf Coast, has come into full force over the past couple weeks, with over five hundred peo…

September 20, 2013

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Benghazi, Syria, and China’s Aid

Art Swift, “For First Time, American’s Views of Russia Turn Negative,” Gallup, September 18, 2013. (3PA: More Americans, 74%, have an unfavorable view of Congress: http://bit.ly/18dXgS1.) Adm…

Attack on U.S. Consulate in Benghazi

September 29, 2011

Admiral Michael Mullen: Farewell and Thank You

U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen testifies at the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill on February 2, 2010 (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters). Tomorrow, th…

 U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen testifies at the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill on February 2, 2010 (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters).

April 6, 2013

Military Operations
You Might Have Missed: Conflict Prevention, Cyber War, and Conspiracy Theories

Claudette Roulo, "Dempsey Arrives in Afghanistan to Assess Progress," American Forces Press Service, April 6, 2013. “Any conflict in history, when it is resolved, is resolved through some form of re…

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March 8, 2013

United States
You Might Have Missed: Threat Inflation, Transparency, and Drone Strikes

James Kitfield, “Outsourcing the Fight Against Terrorism,” National Journal, March 7, 2013. In Iraq and Afghanistan, where U.S. officers honed the tactics they teach here (Baker did several combat t…

Dempsey

July 12, 2013

Military Operations
You Might Have Missed: Syria Aid, Drones in Africa, and the Bin Laden Raid

Quinnipiac University, “American Voters Say 2-1 Stay Out Of Syria, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Drop In Foreign Policy Approval Keeps Obama Score Low,” July 11, 2013. Eric Schmit…

You Might Have Missed: Syria Aid, Drones in Africa, and the Bin Laden Raid