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October 17, 2012

Infrastructure
American Decline or Economic Renewal?

On October 15, the Renewing America initiative hosted the BBC's The World Tonight radio program at CFR in Washington for a special event, "American Decline or Economic Renewal?," which was broadcast …

A teacher reads to students at an elementary school in Walla Walla, Washington (Dick_Morgan/Flickr).

April 23, 2019

Iran
See How Much You Know About Iran

Test your knowledge of Iran, from its politics to its oil industry.

Women pray at the Imamzadeh Saleh holy shrine in northern Tehran.

April 30, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: States Take the Lead on Renewable Energy

As federal funding for renewable energy dwindles with the drawdown of stimulus funds, states are increasingly taking the lead in creating incentives for renewable energy (Stateline). Budget pressures…

Wind turbines are seen on the northshore of Oahu, Hawaii in November 2011. (Yuriko Nakao/Courtesy Reuters)

May 21, 2019

Noncommunicable Diseases
See How Much You Know About Noncommunicable Diseases and Global Health

Test your knowledge of noncommunicable diseases and health in the developing world, from conditions such as Alzheimer’s and diabetes to global efforts to end HIV/AIDS.

Commuters wearing masks make their way amid thick haze in the morning in Beijing, China.

April 25, 2019

Americas
China's Green Investments Won't Undo Its Environmental Damage to Latin America

While solar panels, electric buses, and wind turbines emerge, fossil fuel usage and demand for commodities continue to degrade Latin America’s environment.

An aerial view shows a deforested area of the Amazon jungle in southeast Peru caused by illegal mining during a police operation to destroy illegal machinery and equipment used by wildcat miners in Madre de Dios, Peru, February 19, 2019.

May 14, 2019

Rwanda
See How Much You Know About Rwanda

Test your knowledge of Rwanda, from its colonial history to the aftermath of its genocide.

Women in the Rwandan countryside.

May 31, 2013

How to Fix America

In the Foreign Affairs article, “Can America Be Fixed?” (January/February 2013), CNN’s Fareed Zakaria makes the case that the American democratic system has been growing increasingly dysfunctional si…

May 7, 2019

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
See How Much You Know About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Test your knowledge of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, from the 1967 war to the status of Jerusalem.

A Palestinian woman argues with an Israeli border policeman in the West Bank.

March 18, 2019

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Trump Is Repeating the Mistakes of America’s Interwar Isolationists

The Trump administration is repeating the mistakes of America’s interwar isolationists, who believed that the nation could and should insulate itself from global troubles. To understand this attitude…

U.S. President Donald J. Trump, Acting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton hold a news conference after participating in the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium on July 12, 2018.

April 30, 2019

South Africa
See How Much You Know About South Africa

Test your knowledge of South Africa, from its apartheid era to its economic heft.

South African revelers in Pretoria