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A “Languages for Jobs” Initiative

A “Languages for Jobs” Initiative

Authors: Terrence G. Wiley, Sarah Catherine Moore, and Margaret S. Fee

Facing a global economic challenge, the United States should build a multilingual workforce prepared to thrive in today's world market, which would require a national initiative to improve foreign language education.

See more in United States; Education

Three Hurdles for Emissions Trading Scheme

Three Hurdles for Emissions Trading Scheme

Author: Jill Kosch O’Donnell

South Korea is on track to set a double precedent: creating the first nationwide greenhouse gas emission trading scheme in a developing country and being the first in Asia. To be successful, however, the scheme will have to overcome political and private-sector hurdles.

See more in South Korea; Pollution; Climate Change

The Global Human Rights Regime

The Global Human Rights Regime

A comprehensive guide to how international institutions, governments, and NGOs around the world are attempting to protect and promote human rights. This is part of the Global Governance Monitor, an interactive feature tracking multilateral approaches to several global challenges.

See more in Human Rights; Syria

Beating the Resource Curse: Global Governance Strategies for Democracy and Economic Development

Beating the Resource Curse: Global Governance Strategies for Democracy and Economic Development

Author: Terra Lawson-Remer

Emerging economies taking advantage of mineral and petroleum wealth often face corruption and conflict rather than benefit from sustainable development. This resource curse can be obviated, CFR Fellow Terra Lawson-Remer argues, if capital-exporting countries, banks, and corporations insist on transparency.

See more in Environmental Policy; Minerals and Rare Earth Elements; Global

A Strategy for the U.S.-Japan Alliance

A Strategy for the U.S.-Japan Alliance

Author: Sheila A. Smith

CFR Senior Fellow Sheila A. Smith argues that the time has come for Japan and the United States to set priorities for military missions, formalize mechanisms for crisis management coordination, and work toward a long-term basing strategy that consolidates U.S. and Japanese facilities.

See more in Japan