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July 22, 2014

Infrastructure
How to Keep America’s Roads and Bridges from Crumbling

Last week, President Obama announced an initiative to ramp up investment in the United States's ailing infrastructure. The newly-established Transportation Investment Center is a one-stop shop at the…

Construction is seen under way on the Tappan Zee Bridge in Tarrytown, New York May 14, 2014 (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters).

June 25, 2019

United States
See How Much You Know About U.S. Secretaries of State

Test your knowledge of U.S. secretaries of state, from the founding of the country to the present day.

A view of the State Department seal on a podium at the State Department in Washington, DC.

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.

October 29, 2015

Renewing America Progress Report on U.S. Innovation

Management theorist Peter Drucker famously declared that companies must “innovate or die.” Washington today is full of similar warnings, based on the premise that the United States is losing its inno…

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June 18, 2019

Egypt
See How Much You Know About Egypt

Test your knowledge of Egypt, from its geography to its relations with its neighbors.

A view of mosques and the great pyramids before sunset in Cairo.

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.

October 15, 2012

United States
American Decline or Economic Renewal?

Experts discuss CFR's Renewing America initiative issues: the U.S. fiscal cliff, government regulations, the state of U.S. infrastructure, and the economic consequences of political polarization.

July 16, 2019

Cybersecurity
Building Resilience in the Fifth Domain

The time for new cyber strategies is over. The United States should work to achieve "cyber resilience," in which we actively manage the risk posed by even the most persistent nation-state actors.

A researcher of Hauri, an IT security software company investigating computer viruses, works at a lab of the company in Seoul March 22, 2013.

July 16, 2019

Global Governance
Making Trade Work to Mitigate Climate Change

Trade is a critical multiplier of the fossil fuel–intensive activities that contribute to climate change. Changes to the structure of global trade governance are necessary if the worst consequences o…

A laser, operated by the environmental group Greenpeace, projects a slogan onto the 40,000 tonne coal ship Pasha Bulker June 27, 2007 as it sits about 330 feet from Nobbys Beach after running aground near the coal port of Newcastle on Australia's east coast on June 8, 2007.

July 16, 2019

North Korea
What to Know About Sanctions on North Korea

Kim Jong-un hopes a summit with President Trump will lead to sanctions relief, while experts disagree over whether increased pressure would push Pyongyang toward denuclearization.

A woman works at a textile mill in Pyongyang, North Korea.