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CFR has two central locations: the landmarked Harold Pratt House in the heart of Manhattan and on F Street in our nation’s capital.

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 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)

April 2, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Export-Import Bank Chairman Argues for Renewal

The charter of the U.S. Export-Import Bank (“Ex-Im”) set to expire on May 31. Congress is considering renewing the charter, but debate remains over the renewal period and Ex-Im’s loan limit. Fred Hoc…

Boeing 787 Dreamliners being manufactured in Everett, Washington for Air India; Boeing is the largest recipient of Ex-Im financing.  (Anthony Bolante/Courtesy Reuters)

June 11, 2019

Australia
See How Much You Know About Australia

Test your knowledge of Australia, from its system of government to its trade policy.

A rainbow forms across Sydney Harbour.

August 22, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
Pompeo Staffs Up

Today Secretary of State Pompeo announced the appointment of Steve Biegun to be Special Representative for North Korea. This follows the announcements of Brian Hook as Special Representative for Iran…

June 4, 2019

Germany
See How Much You Know About Germany

Test your knowledge of Germany, from its Cold War history to its robust economy. 

People walk inside the dome of the Reichstag building in Berlin.

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…

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 28, 2019

Global
See How Much You Know About Maritime Policy and Disputes

Test your knowledge of maritime policy and disputes, from the Arctic to the South China Sea.

The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) participate in a photo exercise with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyers JS Hamagiri (DD-155), JS Samidare (DD-106), JS Umigiri (DD-158), JS Yudachi (DD-103) in the Philippine Sea.