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Solar Power Brightens Outlook For Climate Talks

By Konrad Putzier

Great upheavals tend to come in pairs, the second more radical than the first. France’s Revolution of 1789 and the Russian Revolution of February 1917 shook the world – but only their follow-ups in 1792 and October 1917 truly transformed it. In 2013, this history looks set to repeat itself in the global energy sector.

Merkel Holidays Amid Spy Scandal

By Elizabeth Pond

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has now given her July press conference and vanished into the Tyrolean Alps on her usual summer vacation free of public politics. Her trip highlights another way in which Germany lags behind the United States in exploiting computers' omniscience about today's cyber-man.

Dear Mr. Cameron

By Elizabeth Pond

Please, Britain, stay Great! Don't shrink again to little England.

Split up into England, Scotland, (and Wales?), if that's your domestic preference. But please don't storm out of the transatlantic community of the European Union and the United States.



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Jihad in Sub-Saharan Africa 

This paper, “Jihad in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenging the Narratives of the War on Terror,” examines the history of Islamic movements in Africa's Sahel region to contextualize current conflicts.

World Economic Roundtable with Vicente Fox 

In this World Economic Roundtable, former Mexican President Vicente Fox discusses his current quest to make his country a hub for technology. 

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Al Gore presides over Arctic Roundtable 

As the United States prepares to assume chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2015, this inaugural convening of the Arctic Deeply Roundtables launches a vital conversation for our times. 


When the Senate Worked for Us:
New book offers untold stories of how activist staffers countered corporate lobbies in the U.S.

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Millennium Project’s State of the Future 19.0: Collective Intelligence on the Future of the World


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