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Amid Division and Paralysis, an Isolated Rousseff Confronts Scandal and Her Own Troubled Legacy

Paulo Sotero | Posted 04.14.2015 | World
Paulo Sotero

Millions of Brazilians will sing and dance in the streets in the pre-lent festival of Carnaval starting this weekend. This year, however, there is no way to escape the harsh realities of a government paralyzed by division, scandals, and an economy on the verge of recession.

Iran's Election Win Warrants U.S. Sanctions Rethink

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

As the elections signified, it is the Iranian people who will ultimately shape the destiny of Iran. And it is the Iranian people who have borne the brunt of sanctions, and it is these human impacts that must always be at the forefront of U.S. sanctions policy considerations.

Choke Point: China -- Escalating Confrontation Between Water Scarcity and Energy Demand Has Global Implications

J. Carl Ganter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
J. Carl Ganter

Water scarcity, rapid economic growth, and soaring energy demand are forming a tightening noose that could choke off China's modernization.

Good and Bad News on Jane Harman: Why Her Voice in Congress Matters

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

I wish Jane Harman well and congratulate her on her new post at the Wilson Center -- but I think it's also fair to lament some fronts where the nation will be worse off for her departure.

An epic struggle between water and energy is unfolding across the nation -- Choke Point: U.S.

J. Carl Ganter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
J. Carl Ganter

Without sharp changes in investment and direction, the current U.S. strategy to produce sufficient energy -- including energy generated from clean sou...