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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?

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…

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.

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.

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…

August 11, 2014

China
A security guard (R) looks on as a man writes characters on the back of six topless activists with the message "pay attention to children trafficking" during a demonstration against children abduction and trafficking, in Taiyuan, Shanxi province May 18, 2013. REUTERS/Jon Woo (CHINA - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY) Erwin Li: Finding China’s Missing Children

Erwin Li is an intern for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Late last month a National People’s Congress inspection group vowed to raise “[the] moral concepts of juvenile protection …

September 10, 2013

China
A labourer has his dinner under his shed at a construction site of a residential complex in Hefei, Anhui province, August 1, 2012. (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters) China’s Li Keqiang on the Urbanization Warpath

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is on the urbanization warpath. For Li, urbanization—transforming rural Chinese into urban dwellers—has become perhaps the most important issue of his early months as premi…

January 24, 2018

United States
Did Tax Reform Really Give Walmart Employees a Raise? Did Tax Reform Really Give Walmart Employees a Raise?

“Thanks to the Tax Cuts And Jobs Act, Walmart—America’s largest employer—is raising wages,” tweeted House Speaker Paul Ryan on January 11. Walmart CEO Doug McMillon was only too happy to embrace …

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…