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September 8, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Senator-Coons-West-Africa-CODEL Senator Coons on U.S.-Africa Relationship

Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) visited Nigeria at the end of August, leading a bipartisan and bicameral Congressional delegation (CODEL). During that trip, the Senator delivered an important speech in Lagos…

August 31, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Senator-Coons-West-Africa-CODEL Codel to West Africa

With the exception of U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Halley, the Trump administration has shown little interest in Africa. It has been very slow to make Africa-related appointments: there is still n…

June 23, 2016

Iran
Play RTR2XM4A_EC_1.jpg An Assessment of the Iran Agreement One Year Later: A Conversation with Senator Chris Coons

Senator Chris Coons offers his assessment of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

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January 28, 2013

Education
Renewing-America-DREAM-Act-20130128b Immigration Reform: Five Years Later, Five Big Challenges

It has been more than five years since the last congressional effort at comprehensive immigration reform dissolved in acrimony. Since that time, the U.S. government has deported nearly 2 million unau…

September 14, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
Play A Conversation With Senator Jeff Flake A Conversation With Senator Jeff Flake

U.S. Senator Jeff Flake discusses the future of bipartisanship in Congress and the steps needed to advance the foreign policy agenda of the United States.

June 8, 2012

Trade
A man enters the headquarters of the Bank for International Settlements, which sponsors the international Basel Committee on Banking Supervision that issued the Basel III rules (Christian Hartmann/Courtesy Reuters). Morning Brief: Fed Plans to Include Small Banks in Basel III

The Federal Reserve proposed applying “core” Basel III rules to all U.S. banks by 2019 (WSJ). Experts had expected small banks—less than $1 billion in assets—to be exempted from the new international…

June 19, 2017

Global
Cybersecurity Threats: How Vulnerable Is the United States?

Experts discuss the current threats and vulnerabilities in U.S. cybersecurity and the level of U.S. preparedness in responding to the next cyberattack.

June 14, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits South Africa U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits South Africa

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s “Ripples of Hope” speech at the University of Cape Town, a congressional delegation (codel) visited South Africa the last week of May. I…