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November 19, 2021

Climate Change
A New Transatlantic Agreement Could Hold the Key to Green Steel and Aluminum

An imperfect U.S.-EU deal could set the stage for decarbonizing global steel and aluminum production—but only if negotiators can avoid certain pitfalls. 

A laborer works inside a steel factory in Dalian, China on October 11, 2013

November 6, 2018

Germany
Will Europe Go Green?

As European voters look for new alternatives, Green parties are making waves across the region. In doing so, they could signal a counterweight to the populist European right and influence national an…

Green party top candidate and Minister of Economics, Energy, Transport and Regional Development of Hesse Tarek Al-Wazir and Minister For The Environment, Climate Protection, Agriculture And Consumer Protection of Hesse Priska Hinz react on first exit polls following the Hesse state election in Wiesbaden, Germany on October 28, 2018

November 30, 2016

United States
Michel Temer’s Shrinking Presidency

When he officially became president three months ago, Michel Temer’s game plan was simple and bold: in the roughly eighteen months before the 2018 presidential campaign ramped up, he would undertake …

Brazil's President Michel Temer looks on during a news conference at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia

November 17, 2022

United States
Will Biden’s Trade Policy Shift after the Midterms?

It probably won’t, and that would be a mistake.

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai testifies before a Senate Finance Committee hearing on President Biden's trade policy agenda on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

November 14, 2022

Ethiopia
Progress Towards Peace for Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict

While the Nairobi agreement offers hope for a resolution to Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict, uncertainties remain, and the damage done will reshape U.S.-Ethiopia relations.

In front of a bright green background, Field Marshal of the Ethiopian National Defense Force and Chief of General Staff of Ethiopia Birhanu Jula and the Commander-in-Chief of the Tigray forces Tadesse Werede Tesfay, shake hands as they exchange documents after the signing of the implementation of the cessation of hostilities agreement.

June 12, 2019

India
India Needs a Second Green Revolution

Arjun Reddy is an intern with the international economics program at the Council on Foreign Relations.  In the 1960s and 70s, India—and much of the developing world outside of sub-Saharan Africa—u…

India Farmer

November 6, 2022

Israel
Israel's Election: What to Think About Religious Zionists, Netanyahu, and Tales of Doomsday

Doomsday predictions about the consequences of Israel's election are overwrought. Some of the proposed legal reforms would bring Israel's system closer to the U.S. model.

October 5, 2017

Niger
Three Green Berets Killed in Niger

Correction: After this blog was originally posted, it was confirmed that four, not three, Green Berets were killed in western Niger. The United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) has announced that t…

U.S.-Military-Training-Sahel-Counterterrorism

June 20, 2016

Development
Michèle Flournoy on Women’s Contributions to Security

In a recent Council on Foreign Relations roundtable discussion, Michèle Flournoy, chief executive officer of the Center for a New American Security, reflected on today’s complex and dynamic security …

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November 8, 2022

Democratic Republic of Congo
Dangerous Trends in Eastern Congo

The resurgence of the M23 rebel group in Eastern Congo increases suffering for civilians and heightens international tensions.    

In Goma, North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a man holds a sign with red "Xs" over the faces of the Presidents of Rwanda and Uganda, at a protest in support of FARDC.