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April 15, 2020

Oil and Petroleum Products
FAQ: A Shale New Deal

This is a guest post by Hunter Kornfeind, intern for Energy and Climate Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations and current student at Temple University. A breakthrough agreement between major …

A horizontal drilling rig on a lease owned by Parsley Energy operates at sunrise in the Permian Basin near Midland, Texas U.S. August 24, 2018.

January 31, 2019

Southeast Asia
What a Labor Victory Might Mean for Australian Foreign Policy

By Elena Collinson A federal election is due this year in Australia. While the Liberal-National Coalition government has yet to formally announce a polling day, the stage has effectively been set …

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October 10, 2017

Energy and Climate Policy
No, Tax Breaks for U.S. Oil and Gas Companies Probably Don’t Materially Affect Climate Change

Last week, the journal Nature Energy published an article from scholars at the Stockholm Environment Institute arguing that the tax breaks given to oil companies by the U.S. government could lead to …

An oil rig drilling a well at sunrise near Midland, Texas. (REUTERS/Reuters Staff)

November 16, 2016

Privacy
Live Now: Privacy and Data in the Age of Surveillance

The Council on Foreign Relations is holding a half-day, multi-session symposium to bring together leading policymakers and experts for candid analysis of online privacy, with a particular focus on th…

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March 17, 2016

Cuba
Senator Menendez Speaks About the Obama Visit to Cuba

On Thursday, Sen. Robert Menendez (D, NJ) delivered a long and heartfelt statement on the floor of the United States Senate about Pres. Obama’s  forthcoming visit to Cuba. The entire text is copied b…

February 19, 2015

Infrastructure
A Bridge Too Far: Made in Detroit, Paid for by Canada

There are two possible reactions to the news that Canada and the United States have finally ironed out the last wrinkle and can now move ahead with the much needed new International Trade Crossing of…

Commercial trucks line up on the Ambassador bridge crossing over to Detroit, Michigan from Windsor, Ontario (Rebecca Cook/Courtesy Reuters).

February 5, 2014

United States
Is Trade Between the United States and Mexico on the Rise?

Yesterday I spoke with A Martínez from KPCC’s “Take Two” about Secretary Pritzker’s trip to Mexico and the country’s outlook more broadly. You can listen in here. I look forward to your hearing your…

Cars and containers are seen in the port of Lazaro Cardenas

October 29, 2013

Trade
The Renewing America Interview: Jon Huntsman on the Wisdom of Boosting U.S.-China Economic Ties

Later this week the U.S. Department of Commerce will host its inaugural SelectUSA Summit, an annual convention intended to promote overseas investment in the United States. The sold-out, two-day foru…

Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman (Courtesy Reuters).

March 28, 2014

Europe and Eurasia
IMF Reform and Ukraine: Amateur Hour for U.S. Economic Diplomacy

In our March 5 post, we argued that the Obama administration linking Ukraine aid to IMF reform was disingenuous and counterproductive.  We were right: the legislation failed, congressional Republi…

IMF Reform and Ukraine: Amateur Hour for U.S. Economic Diplomacy

December 10, 2012

Infrastructure
Policy Initiative Spotlight: Oklahoma City MAPS Out Revitalization

For communities looking to attract the coveted highly-skilled, highly-paid workforce, there is often little substitute for a locale's livability. Job opportunities, no matter how plum, may fail to lu…

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