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Shell Norco Manufacturing Complex

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Analysis & Opinions - The National Interest

Progress on Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Is Good News

| Mar. 28, 2023

If the world is serious about addressing climate change, we should welcome forward momentum on this critical technology. Getting on track for net zero emissions by 2050 will require swiftly and massively ramping up carbon capture deployment.

Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

The Significance of the Good Friday Agreement, a Q&A with John Bew

Mar. 27, 2023

To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, Shannon Felton Spence spoke with John Bew, 10 Downing Street Head of Foreign Affairs and Integration Review Policy Unit. Professor Bew works across foreign affairs, defense and Northern Ireland policy as Special Advisor to the British Prime Minister. He grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and his is father is Lord Bew was a key figure in advising Nobel Peace Prize winner and unionist leader David Trimble.

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Harvard-Tsinghua Joint Statement on Carbon-Neutrality Pathways for China and the United States

January 2022

Teams from Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts) and Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) have been working together on how to maximize the likelihood that the carbon-neutrality goals announced by the United States and China for around mid-century can be met. This statement by senior members of the two teams conveys key findings from the first phase of the collaborative project. 

Analysis & Opinions - Hoover Institution Press

China Brokers Diplomacy Between Iran and Saudi Arabia: Implications for the US Role in the Middle East

| Mar. 23, 2023

For over a decade, American officials have been touting the wisdom of a strategic “pivot” away from the Middle East in order to face the threat of a rising China. During that same period, Beijing has identified the Middle East as a primary arena for great power competition with the United States. 

Xi and Putin shaking hands at their meeting in Moscow, 2023.

Mikhail Tereshchenko | AP

Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Policy

Xi and Putin Have the Most Consequential Undeclared Alliance in the World

| Mar. 23, 2023

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s decision to visit Moscow this week in his first trip abroad since his reelection comes as no surprise to those who have been watching carefully. When one steps back and analyzes the relationship between China and Russia, the brute facts cannot be denied: Along every dimension—personal, economic, military, and diplomatic—the undeclared alliance that Xi has built with Russian President Vladimir Putin has become much more consequential than most of the United States’ official alliances today.