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August 14, 2018

United States
The Unconstrained Presidency: Checks and Balances Eroded Long Before Trump

This article was originally published in Foreign Affairs.  In the age of Donald Trump, it often feels as though one individual has the power to chart the United States’ course in the world all by …

September 6, 2012

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
How Ryan Gets His Budget Savings How Ryan Gets His Budget Savings

In his Path to Prosperity, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan called for $40 trillion in spending over the next 10 years, $7 trillion less than President Obama called for in his 2013…

May 26, 2016

Corporate Governance
RTX2E1L2 Ryan Why Paul Ryan Should Not Endorse Donald Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan is reportedly still trying to decide whether to endorse the presumptive Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump. Asked this week at a news conference whether he was rea…

June 20, 2018

Mexico
Leftist front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) delivers a message after arriving at the third and final debate in Merida, Mexico June 12, 2018. Why Mexico’s Energy Reform Needs AMLO

This is a guest post by David R. Mares, the Institute of the Americas chair for Inter-American Affairs and professor for political science at the University of California San Diego and the Baker Inst…

December 16, 2015

Global
Play Lance_EC.jpg A Conversation With Ryan M. Lance

Ryan M. Lance discusses the global energy landscape, as well as the future of energy security and sustainability.

June 7, 2018

Trade
US President Trump World Leaders Didn’t Take Trump at His Word on Trade. Now They’re in a Pickle.

The president has been clear about his protectionist views. Why didn’t anyone listen?

August 13, 2012

Defense and Security
Mitt Romney claps as vice president select Paul Ryan (R-WI) gives the thumbs up to supporters during a campaign event in Wisconsin. (Shannon Stapleton/courtesy Reuters) Paul Ryan on Foreign Policy

The weekend’s big news is that Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, to be his running mate.  Republicans are ecstatic over the choice. So are Democrats. One of th…

April 27, 2018

Venezuela
Venezuela's Oil Minister and President of the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA Manuel Quevedo attends the event launching the new Venezuelan cryptocurrency "Petro" in Caracas, Venezuela February 20, 2018. Why Oil Sanctions Against Venezuela No Longer Make Sense

This post is co-written by David R. Mares, the Institute of the Americas chair for Inter-American Affairs and professor for political science at the University of California San Diego and the Baker I…

April 16, 2018

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
US President Trump U.S. Needs Asian Partners in Economic Fight With China

Trump right to reconsider TPP even if allies resist renegotiation bid.

March 20, 2012

Trade
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and fellow Republican House members hold a press conference in April of 2011 to introduce their 2012 budget proposal. Morning Brief: Paul Ryan to Debut House GOP Budget Plan for 2013

Today Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, will debut the Republican proposal for the 2013 federal budget. The budget is expected to propose reforms to the corp…