Publications: Commentary

Leadership Strategy for Climate, Nuclear Energy, and Global Security

The recent blackouts in Texas are a black eye for the nation and underscore the perils of a changing climate. If the punishing winter storms of 2021 weren’t enough, the U.N. secretary general has called it a red alert that the latest national commitments to carbon reduction would reduce emissions by less than 1 percent. This sets the stage for a U.S.-proposed climate summit on Earth…
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Outflanking China on Future Nuclear Standards

After a two-hour call with China’s President Xi Jinping, President Biden warned the nation that, “We don’t get moving, they’re going to eat our lunch” in reference to the technology competition between the two countries. Earlier in the day he launched a China Task Force at the defense department that will deliver rapid recommendations on how to counter the…
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Biden Climate Order Embraces Global Nexus Initiative Agenda

The Biden administration’s executive order on the climate crisis has shattered business-as-usual issue silos by “clearly establish[ing] climate considerations as an essential element of U.S. foreign policy and national security.” The administration’s action is a welcome embrace of the cutting-edge agenda that was established by the Global Nexus Initiative (GNI) in 2015. GNI anticipated the…
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Congress and Canada Intersect on Clean Energy

Despite a globe-wide shut down of economic and social activities in 2020, resulting in a plunge in greenhouse gasses of more than 10%, the year still tied for the warmest on record, further contributing to an ever-escalating temperature that has risen by 1.2 degrees Celsius over the past 120 plus years. The need for a clean energy revolution…
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