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August 7, 2013

Japan
Japan Boosts the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Japan’s decision to participate in Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations has made the trade agreement "almost irresistible" and poised for expansion, says expert Mireya Solís.

January 31, 2017

United States
An employee of the Port of Shanghai surveys its shipping container traffic. The State of U.S. Trade Policy

President Donald Trump’s rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has intensified debate over U.S. trade policy and its far-reaching effects.

May 16, 2016

Nicaragua
Nicaragua and the Russians--Again

According to USAID, "with a per capita income of $1,239 in 2011, Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere." Moreover, "the average number of years of schooling in Nicaragua i…

November 28, 2012

Economics
U.S.-Mexico Relations Going Forward

Yesterday was the first of presumably many meetings between Mexico’s President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto and recently re-elected President Barack Obama in Washington, DC. In a few days Vice President …

March 13, 2014

Americas
Voters wait in line to cast their vote in a presidential election runoff at a polling station outside in San Salvador This Year’s Presidential Elections in Latin America

Earlier this week, Salvadorans headed to the polls to cast their ballots in a presidential runoff election, since on February 2 the candidates failed to reach the 50 percent threshold to avoid a seco…

December 2, 2015

United States
Play RTX1VBXZ_EC.jpg Entrepreneurship as a Component of National Power

Maria Contreras-Sweet discusses best practices for fostering entrepreneurship in the United States and its influence on U.S. global competitiveness.

March 6, 2015

United States
Vietnam-War-Novels Ten Vietnam War Novels to Read

All week I have been blogging on the best histories, memoirs, films, and songs to mark Sunday’s fiftieth anniversary of the arrival of the first U.S. combat troops in Vietnam. Today I want to look at…

June 28, 2011

Guest Post: State Department’s Human Trafficking Report Guest Post: State Department’s Human Trafficking Report

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Director of National Intelligence Gen. James Clapper attend a meeting of cabinet-l…

March 5, 2013

United States
The Meaning of Power in the 21st Century

Moisés Naím and Fareed Zakaria discuss the transformation of power and what this means for U.S. primacy and how it conducts foreign policy.