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Inflection Points Jan 24, 2021
It’s Joe Biden’s America, but could it be Xi Jinping’s world?
As Joe Biden’s presidency enters its first one hundred days, he can’t take his eyes off Xi Jinping’s efforts to leverage the anniversary of the first one hundred years of the CCP’s power. Biden faces a wide array of international challenges, but this contest will be the one that will define his place in history—and whether democracy or authoritarianism will be the ascendant system for the future.
Fast Thinking Jan 20, 2021
FAST THINKING: Five big takeaways from Joe Biden’s inaugural address
By Atlantic Council
Joe Biden’s inaugural address was a call for unity—and also resilience. What did the speech signal about where his presidency is headed? Here’s key takeaways from five leading experts on international affairs.
Issue Brief Jan 22, 2021
The United States, Germany, and world order: New priorities for a changing alliance
By Roderick Kefferpütz, Jeremy Stern
Treating each divergence in security policy as an isolated incident may have allowed policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic to ignore the unpleasant fact that the United States and Germany could have increasingly disparate perceptions of threats and strategic cultures.
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Exploring five big questions for the administration
NATO 20/2020: Twenty bold ideas to reimagine the Alliance after the 2020 US election
Research and analysis
Energy and the environment
EnergySource Nov 29, 2020
Which Trump Administration-era policies should the incoming Biden-Harris Administration continue?
By Global Energy Center
Amidst the Trump Administration’s empty talk of “energy dominance,” “freedom gas,” and “the cleanest air, the cleanest water,” the Administration developed a number of good policies that align with President-elect Biden’s climate, energy security, and foreign policy objectives. If the Senate remains in Republican hands, these areas might be some of the best opportunities President-elect Biden has to advance his climate and energy goals.
Elections 2020 Oct 30, 2020
Either way, this election is a major turning point for our climate future
By Kathy Baughman McLeod
As the nation braces for the presidential election next week, there’s arguably no issue beyond the COVID-19 crisis for which the stakes are higher than climate change policy.
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