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February 24, 2009

Energy and Climate Policy
A Conversation with T. Boone Pickens

In July 2008, oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens launched a $58 million national campaign to promote the “Pickens Plan,” a U.S. energy policy proposal that calls for increased use of domestic energy product…

February 24, 2009

Energy and Climate Policy
A Conversation with T. Boone Pickens

Watch T. Boone Pickens outline the future of U.S. energy policy and his campaign to promote the "Pickens Plan," which calls for increased use of domestic energy products such as wind and natural gas …

September 5, 2018

Asia
Asia grid at night An Asia Super Grid Would Be a Boon for Clean Energy—If It Gets Built

This guest post is authored by Charles Zhang, a student at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an intern with the Energy Security and Climate Change Program at the Council on For…

March 12, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
China-Africa-Museveni-Xi-Uganda Axing Term Limits in China Is a Boon to Africa's Would-Be Despots

The recent move to eliminate presidential term limits in China is music to the ears of many African leaders uninterested in transitioning out of power, and a blow to emerging African governance norms.

September 4, 2018

Nuclear Energy
Nuclear towers America Risks Missing Out On A Global Nuclear Power Revival

Background reading on the future of the global nuclear trade and the commercial opportunities and national security risks that it presents to the United States.

June 25, 2018

China
The Right and the Wrong Ways to Adjust the U.S.-China Trade Balance The Right and the Wrong Ways to Adjust the U.S.-China Trade Balance

The best way of painting a more accurate picture of the economic relationship between China and the U.S.? Add in data on U.S. exports to Hong Kong.

March 9, 2017

China
Asia China India Japan H-1B Li Keqiang Visas Trump’s Attack on H-1B Visas: A Boon for Asia?

Rachel Brown is a research associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. This is the third part of a series on migration trends in India and China. India’s outsourcing and IT secto…

March 7, 2018

Vietnam
U.S. President Donald J. Trump welcomes Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the White House, Washington, DC. The Evolution of U.S.–Vietnam Ties

Once locked in war, Vietnam and the United States have built mature ties rooted in mutual economic and security interests.

March 5, 2018

Renewable Energy
Taming the Sun: Innovations to Harness Solar Energy and Power the Planet, by Varun Sivaram Without Significant New Investment in Innovation, Solar Energy’s Growth Will Stall

March 5, 2018—Solar energy could one day supply most of the world’s energy needs, but its current upsurge is in danger of ebbing, increasing the risk of catastrophic climate change. While solar energ…

March 18, 2009

Foreign Aid
HIV Dollars: Boon or Black Hole?

CFR fellow Peter Navario says the debate over the impact of billions of HIV dollars on developing countries’ health systems misses the point: such aid can address both HIV treatment and improved heal…