This Weeks: Unbelievably HOT TOPICS

This Weeks: Unbelievably HOT TOPICS.  By Terence Morris, FOUNDER, PACE TULSA AGS FOUNDATION.  May 2, 2017 1:07 PM. 

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Iran’s Presidential Test

Posted: 01 May 2017 08:19 AM PDT

Iran’s May 19 election will pit Ibrahim Raisi, a hard-line protégé of the supreme leader, against the more centrist incumbent, Hassan Rouhani, in a contest that may hinge on the perceived economic impact of the nuclear deal, writes CFR’s Ray Takeyh.

How to Clean Up the Mess in Venezuela

Posted: 28 Apr 2017 11:10 AM PDT

To stop the worst hemispheric crisis in decades, President Donald Trump needs a policy that includes not only tough words but also concrete actions. But the United States can’t do it alone. To help rather than hurt U.S. interests, the United States should assemble a diplomatic effort against Venezuela’s increasingly repressive regime, writes Shannon O’Neil.

The Future of News and the Information Revolution

Posted: 28 Apr 2017 10:49 AM PDT

Experts examine how the media industry is adapting to the changing information landscape, from traditional news sources to social and digital platforms, and the effects of these changes on how the public receives their news and analyzes U.S. foreign policy.

Can China Become the World’s Clean Energy Leader?

Posted: 28 Apr 2017 07:39 AM PDT

China seems poised to surpass the United States in leading clean energy innovation and climate change response, but Beijing faces internal challenges to energy reform.

United States Assistance for Egypt

Posted: 27 Apr 2017 01:27 PM PDT

Elliott Abrams testified before the Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations. He gave his assessment of the security side of the U.S.-Egypt aid relationship and suggested that the United States should reconsider its security and economic assistance to Egypt.

A World in Disarray

Posted: 27 Apr 2017 08:36 AM PDT

In this book, CFR President Richard N. Haass offers a timely examination of a world increasingly defined by disorder. Rich in history, the book examines today’s world, how we got here, and what needs doing. It argues for an updated global operating system with a new approach to sovereignty, providing steps for how to get there.

Global Economics Monthly May 2017

Posted: 27 Apr 2017 06:32 AM PDT

Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn argues that British Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to seek early elections comes as the economic costs of Brexit are becoming more apparent. While the removal of electoral uncertainty may be helpful in Brexit negotiations, the new relationship between the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU), as well as the rest of the world, will take years to work out. An extended transition to an uncertain future will further stress UK and EU economies.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Moulds a Successor in His Image

Posted: 24 Apr 2017 12:16 PM PDT

The candidacy of Ebrahim Raisi dooms Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s chances of winning a second term in next month’s elections, writes CFR’s Ray Takeyh. Raisi, a protégé of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has long been groomed to become the Islamic Republic’s next supreme leader.

France’s Stage Is Set for Final Vote With Consequences for the World

Posted: 24 Apr 2017 07:16 AM PDT

Writing in the Nikkei Asian Review, Philip Gordon sees the upcoming French election as a referendum on globalization, with implications for the world.

Governing Cyberspace

Posted: 20 Apr 2017 12:00 PM PDT

Adam Segal discusses the increasingly contentious geopolitics of cyberspace and cybersecurity policies.

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