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The Council on Foreign Relations

I'm a Senior Writer and Editor for CFR.org, the website of the Council on Foreign Relations.

For the past three years, I've covered international economics and finance, U.S. infrastructure, energy and climate issues, and European politics for CFR. I've written long-form multimedia explainers, developed interactive infographics, and conducted interviews with experts around the world, with the goal of clarifying and contexualizing complex global trends.

 

InfoGuide: The Eastern Congo

As the eastern Congo struggles to overcome years of regional war, its hard-won progress remains at risk.

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Timeline: Greece's Debt Crisis

Greece’s debt crisis has repeatedly threatened the stability of the eurozone—and the country’s troubles are far from over.

What Brexit Means

Brexit supporters argue that EU membership threatens sovereignty, while opponents counter that it strengthens the UK.


The Beleaguered U.S. Water System

The U.S. water system is threatened by chronic underinvestment, increasing demand, and worsening droughts.


The Economics of the Olympics

The costs of hosting the Olympics have skyrocketed in recent decades, while the economic benefits are far from clear.

The TPP and U.S. Trade Policy

The debate over the effects of trade on employment, inequality, national sovereignty has intensified.


How the U.S. Spends Its Foreign Aid

Debate has renewed over the role of foreign assistance funds in boosting growth, promoting democracy, and saving lives.

The Consequences of Leaving the Paris Deal

By withdrawing from the Paris accord, the United States could undercut collective efforts to reduce emissions.


Modernizing the U.S. Energy Grid

The growth of renewable energy and distributed generation is placing the aging U.S. energy grid under increasing pressure.