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May 22, 2017

Asia
An LNG tanker passes boats along the coast of Singapore Don’t Let the Window of Opportunity for Increasing Asia’s Use of Natural Gas Close

Natural gas markets in the Asia-Pacific are on the cusp of an extraordinary transformation thanks, in part, to the rise of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to the Asia-Pacific from U.S. suppliers…

August 23, 2012

Trade
Congressional Budget Office Director Elmendorf gestures as he testifies before the first Joint Deficit Reduction Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington Morning Brief: CBO Warns Fiscal Cliff Will Cause Recession

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) predicts a recession in 2013 with an economic contraction of 0.5 percent if the "fiscal cliff" is not addressed (TheHill). The CBO director implored …

November 20, 2015

Germany
Play Merkel_EC.jpg Power Profile: Angela Merkel

Experts discuss the leadership style, personality, and policies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she navigates an escalating migration crisis and uncertainty in the eurozone.

September 6, 2013

United States
U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Syria You Might Have Missed: Syria , al-Qaeda Retaliates Against Drones, and Private Contractors

Colleen McCain Nelson, “Obama’s Curbs on Executive Power Draw Fire,” Wall Street Journal, September 5, 2013. A senior administration official said that while the new drone-strike policy does rein in…

October 28, 2013

Global
Technology's Humanitarian Purposes

Laura Walker Hudson and Patrick Meier discuss the application and innovation of technology for rapid humanitarian response.

June 1, 2013

Nigeria
Nigeria

John Campbell, former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, explores the country's postcolonial history and examines the events and conditions that have carried this troubled giant to the edge.

August 15, 2012

Defense and Security
Paul Ryan addresses supporters at a rally in Las Vegas. (Steve Marcus/courtesy Reuters) Paul Ryan Likes Bernard Lewis and Free Trade

CNN’s Jamie Crawford has a nice piece summarizing Paul Ryan’s foreign policy views. Besides offering a sense of some of the countries the GOP vice presidential nominee has visited in recent years, th…

January 5, 2012

Elections and Voting
An Earlier Congo Election An Earlier Congo Election

Supporters of opposition UDPS leader Etienne Tshisekedi gather in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Kinshasa, December 23, 2011. (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters) This is a guest post by Univers…