For Rep. Nancy Pelosi to push constructive change through Congress, she will need to confront two Democractic committee chairs on the issues of energy and farm subsidies, argues Sebastian Mallaby.
The collapse of global trade talks prompted some analysts to pronounce the WTO’s Doha round dead. Counterintuitively, some free-trade hawks say this might not be such a bad thing.
A Brookings Institution policy brief outlines new congressional initiatives to combat global warming. The policy brief proposes that Congress legislate product-by-product and factory-by-factory disclosure of greenhouse gas emissions to create immediate incentives for companies to cut those emissions. Labeling products and disclosing factory emissions would provide market benefits now by exposing inefficiencies and informing the choices of stakeholders.
The current Iraq funding debate pits Democrats against Republicans but the fault lines are starting to spread within the parties as well.
Public disapproval of the Iraq war is starting to create fissures among Republicans and posing challenges for Democrats seeking to balance national security and political gains .
American politicians finally agree on the need for benchmarks to judge progress in Iraq, but disagree sharply over linking those milestones to future funding or a timetable for withdrawal.
Elizabeth Drew writes in the New York Review of Books on how the Iraq war is roiling Washington and arguing that Congress is "struggling to catch up" with the public's negative opinion.
Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) calls on the Bush administration to accept Iraq war funding legislation that conditions U.S. engagement on Iraqi government moves toward political reconciliation.
Listen to Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) discuss his suggestions for a new direction for U.S. foreign policy, particularly one that reintroduces American values to the world.
A recent trip to Syria by the Speaker of the House has set off a debate over the role of legislators in conducting foreign policy.
Democrats are considering how far to take their standoff with President Bush on Iraq war funding now that he's vetoed a bill that would require a drawdown to begin early next year.
Congress voted to begin a troop drawdown from Iraq. The bill faces a presidential veto and it is unclear how long the power struggle will last.
CFR Senior Fellow for Global Health Laurie Garrett testifies on the issues facing of maternal and child health, family planning, and reproductive health.
A wave of bombs in Baghdad overshadows the current standoff over war funding. Despite meeting with congressional Democrats, President Bush has threatened to veto any bill on troop limits.
George Washington University Professor Henry R. Nau offers an explanation for foreign policy disputes among U.S. politicians.
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Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The author analyzes the potentially serious consequences, both at home and abroad, of a lightly overseen drone program and makes recommendations for improving its governance.
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Two experts argue that despite myriad development strategies, only one can succeed in alleviating poverty in India: the overall growth of the country's economy. More