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September 1, 2006

Political History and Theory
Continuing the Inquiry

Reprinted with a new Foreword by Richard N. Haass in honor of the Council's eighty-fifth anniversary Direct heir to the academic think tank called "The Inquiry" that prepared Woodrow Wilson for th…

October 9, 2017

Energy and Environment
Taming the Sun

Solar energy is full of potential, but technological and systemic innovations are needed if we are to take full advantage of it. Varun Sivaram examines the possibilities and explores the future of so…

December 19, 2017

Conflict Prevention
Preventive Engagement

Stares proposes a comprehensive new strategy for how the United States can manage an increasingly turbulent world and reduce the risk of costly military commitments.

November 15, 2017

United States
John Pomfret’s “The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom” Wins 2017 CFR Arthur Ross Book Award

 November 15, 2017—Journalist John Pomfret has won the sixteenth annual Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Arthur Ross Book Award for The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, …

November 2, 2017

Energy and Climate Policy
Rebuttal: Oil Subsidies—More Material for Climate Change Than You Might Think Rebuttal: Oil Subsidies—More Material for Climate Change Than You Might Think

This post is authored by Peter Erickson, a staff scientist at the Stockholm Environment Institute and a co-author of a new paper in Nature Energy that studies how much of U.S. oil reserves are econom…

October 27, 2017

United States
The 2014 Dollar Rise is no Longer Impacting U.S. Trade The 2014 Dollar Rise is no Longer Impacting U.S. Trade

One reason why headline GDP has increased by around 3 percent (q/q, annualized) in the last two quarters is that net exports contributed positively to growth. Not in any big way, but they contributed…

October 17, 2017

United States
Chinese steel factory The U.S. Trade Deficit: How Much Does It Matter?

President Trump has made reducing the U.S. trade deficit a priority, blaming trade deals like NAFTA, but economists disagree over how policymakers should respond.

August 31, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Senator-Coons-West-Africa-CODEL Codel to West Africa

With the exception of U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Halley, the Trump administration has shown little interest in Africa. It has been very slow to make Africa-related appointments: there is still n…

July 14, 2017

Turkey
TurkeyCoupAttempt First, They Came for the Gulenists

Erdogan isn’t the root of Turkey’s troubles. It’s a deep-seated cycle of repression and revenge—with no end in sight.

October 2, 2017

Philippines
Play A Conversation with Alan Peter Cayetano A Conversation With Alan Peter Cayetano

Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano discusses the Philippines’ foreign policy strategy under President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the country’s regional role in southeast Asia, and the relationship between the U…