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December 6, 2017

United States
Tax Reform and the Trade Balance Tax Reform and the Trade Balance

Warning: long, wonky, and not for the fainthearted. I try to assess how the international reforms will impact where firms book profits and thus the measured trade and income balance, not just the …

November 10, 2017

United States
Marine Corps Birthday Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

The Marine Corps turns 242 years-old today. On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution to create a Marine force composed of two battalions. Since then, the Marines have been …

April 3, 2017

Global
Antibiotic-Resistant ‘Superbugs’ Are Here

New strains of antibiotic-resistant bugs have triggered an alarming rise in deaths from treatable illnesses worldwide. A global ban on growth-promoting antibiotics in livestock is a crucial starting …

January 7, 2011

President Barack Obama introduces William Daley as the new White House Chief of Staff Friday File: Welcome Back Bill Daley, Congratulations Gene Sperling

U.S. President Barack Obama introduces William Daley as the new White House Chief of Staff. (Jason Reed/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. President Obama has a new White House chief of staff, Bill …

December 19, 2008

Education
A Global Education Fund

Overview Around the world, 72 million primary-school-aged children and another 226 million adolescents will not attend school this year. While global awareness of the silent crisis of education in…

April 25, 2007

Aging, Youth Bulges, and Population
Council Highlights Global Campaign For Education Week (April 23-29, 2007)

The Council’s Center for Universal Education has partnered with PBS Wide Angle as well as Channel Thirteen and the U.S. Global Campaign for Education to distribute the PBS Wide Angle documentary, “Ba…

January 30, 2007

Global
Finding a New Consensus on Trade and Globalization

Prepared Testimony before the House Committee on Foreign AffairsThank you, Chairman Rangel, Ranking Member McCrery, Congressman Levin and other members of the Committee.I would like to take this oppo…

December 28, 2016

United States
rts5bh9-1-min Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2016

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also a time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2016 who throu…

December 1, 2005

International Organizations
Filling the Glass: Moving the FTI Toward a True Global Compact on Education

I. Education for All Fast Track Initiative: Recognizing a Glass that is Both Half Full and Half Empty: To answer the question of where the Fast Track Initiative should go from here, we need to take s…

May 14, 2004

Education
A Pre-Emption Policy on Universal Basic Education

Testimony ofGene B. SperlingSenior Fellow, Council on Foreign RelationsDirector, Center for Universal Education Submitted May 14, 2004House Committee on AppropriationsSubcommittee on Foreign Op…