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February 9, 2018

China
China Is Gaining on the United States. What Are We Doing About It?

Oriana Skylar Mastro is an assistant professor of security studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Ely Ratner is the Maurice R. Greenberg senior fellow for …

Military troops march during a welcoming ceremony for U.S. President Donald Trump in Beijing, China.

October 18, 2011

Fossil Fuels
Can Rick Perry Create 1.2 Million Energy Jobs? Part II

My earlier post regarding Rick Perry’s energy plan appears to have attracted some attention. I want to follow up on one important point. First a recap of what I wrote: “The numbers that Perry and R…

December 22, 2017

Global
Seven Foreign Policy Stories to Watch in 2018

Two thousand seventeen had its fair share of big news stories. The same will be true of 2018. Some of those stories undoubtedly will be a surprise. Not many experts were warning a year ago of impendi…

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December 14, 2016

China
What Trump Means for China

Oriana Skylar Mastro is a 2016–2017 Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and an assistant professor of security studies at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Servic…

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December 13, 2016

Technology and Innovation
An Energy Innovation Agenda for the Trump Administration

Democrats and Republicans are girding for battle over energy policy. The two parties are far apart on most issues, like the future of the Clean Power Plan and federal restrictions on oil and gas dril…

Secretary of Energy nominee Rick Perry speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio Reuters/Mike Segar)

November 22, 2016

Global Agenda: Getting Human Rights Right

This blog post is part of a series entitled Global Agenda, in which experts will identify major global challenges facing President-Elect Trump, the options available to him, and what is at stake for …

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November 10, 2016

The United States Marine Corps Celebrates Its 241st Birthday Today

The Marine Corps turns 241 years-old today. On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution to create a Marine force composed of two battalions. Since then, the Marines have been …

U.S. Marines from Fox Company, 2nd Battalion 1st Marines, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit run for cover during a non-live fire MOUT training at US Marine Corps: Marines Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms

October 2, 2015

Israel
The Obama Vendetta Against Netanyahu

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to the UN General Assembly this week, neither Secretary of State Kerry nor even our UN Ambassador, Samantha Power, was present. Why not? The Stat…

August 6, 2014

Labor and Employment
Policy Initiative Spotlight: How Canada Lets Local Governments Pick Immigrants

Comprehensive U.S. immigration reform is dead.  More than a year after the U.S. Senate passed its reform bill, the House has not voted on comprehensive reform.  The upcoming mid-term elections will l…

Canadian flags line the road around Parliament Hill during the National Day of Honour ceremony in Ottawa

October 1, 2013

The Government Shutdown: Tell Me How This Ends

Now that the government has actually shut down, the conventional wisdom is that it will be fairly short. The House Republicans, realizing they have overplayed their hand and are on the wrong side of …

National Park Service employee Richard Trott places a sign barring visitors to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington on October 1, 2013 (Jason Reed/Courtesy Reuters).