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December 29, 2015

Cuba
Rahm Emanuel in Cuba

Here’s the news out of Chicago: Mayor Rahm Emanuel is cutting short his family vacation in Cuba and will return to Chicago on Tuesday to deal with the latest crisis involving the city’s Police Depar…

June 7, 2017

State and Local Governments
Gearing Up the State Department for the Era of State- and City-Level Diplomacy

It might have been former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s November 2011 trade delegation to India that first caught my attention. Former Washington Governor Chris Gregoire led another in 2012.   …

Then Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina at an interactive session with entrepreneurs organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry in Chandigarh on November 14, 2014.

March 18, 2015

Israel
Obama Buries the Hatchet--in Netanyahu’s Head

It was obvious that after Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s clear election victory, the Obama administration and the president himself would try to bury the hatchet. After all, Obama and Ne…

September 4, 2014

China
Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS

“The various currencies, which were all maintained on a stable basis in relation to gold and to one another, facilitated the easy flow of capital and of trade to an extent the full value of which …

Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS

March 30, 2012

Infrastructure
Policy Initiative Spotlight: Chicago’s Bold Infrastructure Plan

Renewing America is launching a new feature today called the “Policy Initiative Spotlight.” We will identify and highlight important policy innovations, noteworthy experiments, or little-noticed succ…

The Chicago Skyline (A Shelbourne Development Handout/Courtesy Reuters).

April 25, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Chicago Infrastructure Trust Approved

Chicago’s City Council approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan for the private-public Chicago Infrastructure Trust (Chicago Tribune). The 41-7 vote by the aldermen came after a six-day delay during which …

The Chicago Investment Trust is a signature initiative of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, seen here speaking at the 2012 winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. (Chris Kleponis/Courtesy Reuters)

May 14, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: California Budget Deficit Escalates

California is expected to record a $16 billion deficit this year (LATimes). Earlier this year, Governor Jerry Brown submitted a state budget with a deficit of $9.2 billion. Since that time, tax recei…

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks in front of a California flag in Long Beach, California on March 14, 2012. (Lucy Nicholson/Courtesy Reuters)

June 24, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa’s EFF and Charleston

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), a populist , far-left “revolutionary” political party led by Julius Malema is now the third largest in South Africa’s National Assembly under the system of propor…

EFF Statement

March 26, 2014

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Hello (Ciao), Matteo Renzi: Prime Minister of Italy

When President Barack Obama stops in Rome tomorrow he will be meeting with a politician who can match his own meteoric rise to power: Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi. Last month the thirty-nine-y…

Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi arrives to lead a news conference at Chigi palace in Rome. (Remo Casilli/Courtesy Reuters)

November 1, 2012

Climate Change
How Likely Was Hurricane Sandy?

As the public debate over Hurricane Sandy turns in part from the immediate impacts of the storm to its possible links to climate change, a new theme is emerging: Sandy is not just part of a new norma…

How Likely Was Hurricane Sandy?