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Water Security

DCFR had the great privilege of hearing from Dr. Gerry Galloway from the University of Maryland on the topic of water security flashpoints and challenges ahead. Dr. Galloway has worked in water resource management throughout the globe with governments, supra-national … Continue reading

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Trouble in the Sahara

On February 26, DCFR had the honor of hosting Ambassador Vicki Huddleston, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs. Ambassador Huddleston spoke about the jihadist takeover of Northern Mali and why and how the U.S. should be … Continue reading

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Risk Analysis and Growth Economies

Last week, DCFR hosted Professor Alyson Warhurst, CEO and founder of U.K.-based Maplecroft, a leading source of extra-financial risk intelligence. Warhurst focused on growth markets and oil and gas producing countries considered hotspots for 2013. Looking at both political, economic … Continue reading

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North American 21st Century?

Yesterday DCFR had the honor of receiving Dr. Robert Pastor, professor and director of the Center for North American Studies, American University and author of “The North American Idea: A Vision of a Continental Future.” Pastor’s message was that North … Continue reading

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Global Infrastructure

Last week, DCFR hosted Fluor’s Troy Ailshie and Sarah Soong of Hunt Consolidated to discuss infrastructure development and finance. Mr Ailshie noted that the U.S. spends less of its GDP on infrastructure than its main competitors, a 50% decline since … Continue reading

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Beijing’s ‘Airpocalypse’

Reported over the weekend, the pollution in Beijing went off the map’s edge. DCFR addressed this topic in the summer with Rajan Gupta of the Los Alamos National Lab. His slides with some interesting data are here. And an interview here. … Continue reading

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Emerging Security Threats Brief

The following interview with Juan Zarate for DCFR’s Global Themes brief series offers a wealth of knowledge about security issues and counterterrorism. Through comments on diverse topics such as al-Qaeda’s metastasized activities—to how the U.S. needs to articulate a strategic … Continue reading

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Counterterrorism Czar Juan Zarate

In a forthcoming brief, counterterrorism and security expert Juan Zarate and DCFR’s keynote holiday dinner speaker, offers his five emergent security threats, based on an interview at the end of November. Not ranked in order of importance, they are: 1) The … Continue reading

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U.S. and Asian Stability

The Tower Center Japan conference, with DCFR a partnering organization, held a luncheon program with The Honorable Tom Schieffer, former Ambassador to Japan and Australia, as the keynote. He began his remarks with the thought that the U.S.-Japan relationship or … Continue reading

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Solving Syria

A real, disturbing picture emerged today for DCFR members about the state of Syria and its prospects. Syrian human rights pro-democracy activist and Founder and Director of Tharwa Foundation Ammar Abdulhamid has been speaking out for Syria since his exile … Continue reading

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