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September 10, 2012

Fossil Fuels
Lessons Learned From the 2011 Strategic Petroleum Reserve Release

Overview In this Working Paper, Blake Clayton analyzes the 2011 International Energy Agency (IEA)–coordinated release of strategic petroleum reserves to shed light on the political underpinnings a…

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December 18, 2019

Conflict Prevention
Conflicts to Watch in 2020

In CFR’s annual Preventive Priorities Survey, U.S. foreign policy experts assess the likelihood and impact of thirty potential conflicts that could emerge or escalate in the coming year.

A woman covers her face as she stands on the outskirts of a town near the Syria-Turkey border, while smoke plumes meant to decrease visibility for Turkish warplanes billow from tire fires.

July 2, 2019

Global Governance
The Anticipatory Governance of Solar Radiation Management

Emission reductions alone are unlikely to prevent severe climate change effects. Geoengineering proposals are a way forward, but they need legitimate and effective governance.

Sun setting over the ocean in North Devon, United Kingdom, on February 7, 2011.

June 14, 2019

Energy and Environment
Climate Risk Impacts on the Energy System

Insights from a CFR workshop examining the financial, regulatory, security, and technological dimensions of climate risks to the U.S. energy system.

Hurricane Harvey off the coast of Texas as seen from the International Space Station, on August 25, 2017.

December 17, 2018

Conflict Prevention
Preventive Priorities Survey: 2019

U.S. foreign policy experts assess the likelihood and impact of thirty potential crises or conflicts around the world in the coming year in CFR’s annual survey.

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December 6, 2018

China
A New Old Threat

China is once again conducting cyber-enabled theft of U.S. intellectual property to advance its technological capabilities. To combat the problem, the United States should build a multinational coali…

Trump, Bolton, and Xi at G20

October 16, 2018

Cybersecurity
Disinformation on Steroids

Deep fakes—highly realistic and difficult-to-detect depictions of real people doing or saying things they never said or did—are a profoundly serious problem for democratic governments and the world order. A combination of technology, education, and public policy can reduce their effectiveness.

An image from a fake video of former President Barack Obama, demonstrating facial-mapping technology.

May 15, 2018

Cybersecurity
Sharing Classified Cyber Threat Information With the Private Sector

Critical infrastructure companies cannot protect themselves from adversarial nation-states without federal assistance. The U.S. government should create a classified network to share information on c…

Staff members sit at their workstations at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in Arlington, Virginia, on January 13, 2015.

February 23, 2018

Cybersecurity
Increasing International Cooperation in Cybersecurity and Adapting Cyber Norms

Without increased cooperation, the global digital economy is vulnerable to catastrophic cyberattack.

Increasing International Cooperation in Cybersecurity

December 26, 2017

Global Governance
Council of Councils Tenth Regional Conference

Sessions were held on how to revitalize the Bretton Woods institutions, strengthen liberal democracy, combat transnational organized crime and corruption, and mitigate the humanitarian and political crises in Venezuela.

A protestor holds a national flag while standing in front of a fire during a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela, on June 12, 2017. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters)