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June 22, 2016

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Reconfiguring USAID for State-Building

Nation-building abroad has become a neuralgic term in American politics. Opposition to nation-building abroad is one of the few things that President Barack Obama and Donald Trump can agree on. And y…

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April 3, 2014

United States
Evolving State Department-USAID Strategic Goals

In August 2003, Secretary of State Colin Powell and USAID administrator Andrew Natsios introduced the first joint State Department – USAID Strategic Plan. These plans are intended to better synchroni…

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August 24, 2016

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The International Energy Agency’s Hybrid Model

This guest post is co-authored by Stewart Patrick, senior fellow and director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Naomi Egel, form…

IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol at the China-IEA side event during the Paris climate negotiations (IEA/George Kamiya)

August 24, 2018

North Korea
Global Conflict This Week: United States Appoints Special Representative to North Korea

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.

South Korean soldier stands guard.

August 2, 2018

Energy and Climate Policy
What States, Cities, and Corporations can do in the Face of Federal Resistance to the Clean Transportation Transition

Stefan Koester is an intern with the Energy Security and Climate Change program at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a graduate student at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts Univ…

A motorist drives past a parking lot full of new Tesla electric vehicles in Richmond, California, U.S. June 22, 2018.

January 10, 2017

Development
The Women Driving International Development

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Dana J. Hyde, C…

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December 13, 2018

India
India and the World: Fueling a New Low-Carbon Growth Model

Samir Saran is the President of the Observer Research Foundation. Aparajit Pandey is the Program Director for Climate, Energy, and Resources Program at the Oberver Research Foundation. As leaders …

Workers clean photovoltaic panels inside a solar power plant in Gujarat, India.

December 7, 2018

Ukraine
From Fiscal Drain to Economic Engine: The Case for Reforming Ukraine’s Energy Sector

Sagatom Saha is an energy policy analyst and former visiting fellow at DiXi Group, a Ukraine-based think tank focused on energy-sector analysis. Ilya Zaslavskiy is the head of research at the Free Ru…

An employee turns a valve at a gas compressor station in the village of Boyarka, outside Kiev, April 22, 2015

March 10, 2010

International Organizations
Developing an International Framework for Geoengineering

As the international community continues to work toward emissions reductions, some climate scientists are turning to the concept of geoengineering—the deliberate manipulation of the Earth’s climate—t…

March 10, 2010

International Organizations
Developing an International Framework for Geoengineering

Listen to experts breakdown the development of an international framework for geoengineering and the implications of these technologies for U.S. foreign policy.