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June 9, 2017

United Kingdom
EU and UK flags fly during a pro-EU march in front of the British Parliament in London. What Brexit Means

Brexit supporters argue that the EU threatens sovereignty and stifles growth, while opponents counter that EU membership strengthens trade, investment, and the UK’s standing in the world.

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.

March 23, 2012

Somalia
Combating Maritime Piracy

A surge in pirate attacks off the Somali coast in recent years has prompted the deployment of an international coalition of navies. But experts say that military force alone cannot address the underl…

February 9, 2010

Peru
Peru’s Mineral Wealth and Woes

Peru has avoided the development problems seen in other extraction-dependent economies, but experts say the country faces governance hurdles, especially on the environment.

December 21, 2009

Forests and Land Management
Deforestation and Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

Loss of forests is a major contributor to greenhouse-gas emissions. Plans to devise a policy tool for using trees for carbon dioxide sequestration are now under way.

March 24, 2009

Economic Crises
Primer: The Financial Stability Plan

A brief look at how the U.S. government plans to use taxpayer funds and other incentives to cleanse the balance sheets of banks and revitalize credit markets.

April 1, 2009

International Organizations
Twenty Agendas at G-20

A short summary of each of the G-20 member’s objectives for the April summit in London.

October 18, 2007

Global
Oil Prices

While some experts fault demand increases for record-high oil prices, others say production and market issues reflect price hikes are more complicated.

October 18, 2007

Energy and Climate Policy
Global Oil Trends

Political volatility among the world’s leading oil producers suggests deeper causes for recent price spikes.

April 11, 2007

United States
America’s Energy Sources

President Bush, in his January 31, 2006, State of the Union address, proposed an Advanced Energy Initiative to reduce American dependency on foreign energy sources. The following is a summary of U.S…