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November 29, 2017

United States
US-Debt-BGR-Header-2-1160x630.jpg Trump and the National Debt

The U.S. national debt now exceeds $14 trillion, prompting calls for tax reform and spending cuts as President Trump works with Congress on budget plans. 

October 17, 2017

United States
Chinese steel factory The U.S. Trade Deficit: How Much Does It Matter?

President Trump has made reducing the U.S. trade deficit a priority, blaming trade deals like NAFTA, but economists disagree over how policymakers should respond.

June 7, 2017

Theresa May What's at Stake in the UK Elections?

As the United Kingdom recovers from a string of terror attacks, the country’s parliamentary elections could determine the course of its Brexit negotiations, trade and economic policy, internal border…

August 10, 2016

Islamic State
Islamic State militants parade in Tel Abyad, near Syria's border with Turkey. The Islamic State

With Iraq weakened and a civil war raging in Syria, it’s unclear whether local forces and a U.S.-led international coalition can roll back the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

July 22, 2016

United States
George W. Bush Nomination 2004 Foreign Policy at the Conventions

Foreign policy issues regularly come to the fore at the national political conventions, especially during periods of global instability. Sometimes the events are marked by bitter disagreements within…

October 9, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
A worker at an export processing zone (EPZ) factory in Athi River, Kenya. AGOA: The U.S.-Africa Trade Program

AGOA is the cornerstone of the U.S.-Africa trade relationship, but declining support has called the program’s value into question.

April 19, 2016

A Houthi fighter in Sana'a stands guard over a demonstration against Saudi-led air strike. Yemen in Crisis

Yemen’s mounting internal divisions and a Saudi-led military intervention have spawned an escalating political, military, and humanitarian crisis.

June 30, 2015

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Chickens are seen in a truck at a poultry market in Mumbai, India. Avian Influenza

A recent avian flu outbreak in the United States has forced agriculture officials to destroy tens of millions of birds and has cost hundreds of millions of dollars. These are the public health and fo…

May 28, 2015

Passengers wait in a security line, Washington Reagan airport U.S. Aviation Infrastructure

The U.S. air travel system is the most heavily used in the world, but it needs a much higher rate of investment to modernize and improve efficiency.

October 7, 2014

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
World Health Organization The World Health Organization

The World Health Organization has to overcome serious budget and leadership challenges to face future public health crises.