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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. 

June 28, 2007

United States
A Conversation with J. Michael McConnell

7:45 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Meeting

September 7, 2017

Cambodia
Suu Kyi_9.6.2017 Myanmar, Cambodia, and the Opportunity for the U.S. Congress

In a recent op-ed in the Washington Post, Robert Kagan suggested that, in this period of uncertain governance by the White House, Congress should take a much more forceful approach to governing, as i…

April 10, 2017

Cybersecurity
EWI Summit Takeaways From the EWI Cyberspace Cooperation Summit

Bruce McConnell is the Global Vice President of the EastWest Institute. He leads the organization's Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative.  On March 14-16, the EastWest Institute (EWI), in partnershi…

March 21, 2017

Asia
congress-southeast asia What Happens to Congressional Southeast Asia Policy Under a New U.S. Administration?

Unlike many regions of the world, where U.S. foreign policy has in recent decades been dominated by the executive branch, since the end of the Cold War Congress has played a major role in policy towa…

January 23, 2018

Russia
Play Joe Biden CFR Foreign Affairs Issue Launch with Former Vice President Joe Biden

Coauthors Joe Biden and Michael Carpenter discuss the article, “How to Stand Up to the Kremlin: Defending Democracy Against Its Enemies,” which appears in the January/February issue of Foreign Affair…

June 28, 2007

United States
McConnell Cites ‘Overwhelming Evidence’ of Iran’s Support for Iraqi Insurgents

Director of National Intelligence Michael McConnell says there is clear evidence of Iranian support for Iraqi insurgents, citing sophisticated new roadside bombs.

November 30, 2016

rtx21hes_t Global Agenda: Trump’s Health Scheme

This blog post is part of a series entitled Global Agenda, in which experts will identify major global challenges facing President-Elect Trump, the options available to him, and what is at stake for …

June 25, 2015

Trade
U.S. President Barack Obama hosts a bipartisan meeting of Congressional leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, January 13, 2015 (Larry Downing/Reuters). The TPA Deal: A Big Step in the Right Direction

America’s politics have been broken for so long that it is rather shocking when things go right. But President Obama’s careful work across the aisles with the Republican congressional leadership to p…

October 16, 2017

Trade
Play WTO The United States, Trade Remedies, and the World Trade Organization

This is the third session of the "The United States and World Trade: Future Directions" symposium.