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Trade vs. Marine Conservation

Environmental politics expert Pamela Chasek says the failure to protect a number of endangered marine species from international trade under a global treaty underscores the continuing tensions between short-term needs and sustainable development.

See more in Trade; Oceans; Global

Energy Plan & Climate Bill: Tactical Link

Environmental economist Robert Stavins says Obama's energy plan is designed to make a climate bill more politically feasible, but he points out energy policy and climate policy often have different goals. Without cap-and-trade, it will be hard to meet the country's Copenhagen target, he notes.

See more in United States; Energy Policy; Climate Change

U.S.-Pakistan: Aligning Military Interests

The deaths of three U.S. soldiers in northwest Pakistan February 3 raised questions about military cooperation between the two countries. Pakistani security expert Hassan Abbas says while cooperation has been improving, on Afghanistan their interests are far from fully aligned.

See more in United States; Pakistan; Terrorism

Casting a Wider Internet

The United States is falling behind international competitors in Internet technology and innovation, says Yochai Benkler, an expert on Internet law. He says FCC reforms should focus greater access to Internet infrastructure.

See more in United States; Digital Infrastructure