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June 13, 2022

United States
Time for the United States to Lead on Both the WTO and the Environment

Fisheries talks this week offer a big opportunity  

The WTO Logo Pictured in Geneva

June 22, 2022

World Trade Organization (WTO)
The WTO Hangs On

WTO members confounded expectations last week by concluding a deal on fisheries subsidies, the first major multilateral agreement in nearly a decade. But the trade body is not out of the woods yet.

WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (right) is congratulated by Indian Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal after a closing session of a WTO Ministerial Conference in Geneva in June 2022.

August 2, 2022

Food and Water Security
Water Stress: A Global Problem That’s Getting Worse

Water scarcity threatens the health and development of communities around the globe. Climate change is intensifying the problem, pushing governments to find more innovative, collaborative ways to add…

New Delhi residents fill containers with drinking water from a municipal tanker in June 2018.

July 26, 2022

United States
By Letting the Innovation Bill Fall Apart, Congress Misses a Chance to Spur Clean Energy Technology

The clean energy provisions of the USICA Bill that have been abandoned would have helped the U.S. solar industry to be more competitive with and less reliant on China.

A worker builds a crate at a solar panel manufacturer, First Solar, in Perrysburg, Ohio

October 22, 2019

Trade
The October Truce on U.S.-China Trade Failed to Address Subsidies

Concern that China's subsidies caused a flood of cheap imports was what started the U.S.-China trade war in the first place, but subsidies were not mentioned even once when President Trump announced …

U.S. China Currency

June 8, 2022

Iran
Three Challenges That Are Testing Iran’s Regime

Iran is facing international pressure over its nuclear program and assassinations of top officials. Meanwhile, its move to lift subsidies could stir public revolt.

July 29, 2022

Technology and Innovation
Cyber Week in Review: July 29, 2022

New cybersecurity requirements for pipelines; U.S. and Saudi Arabia sign new agreement; CAC fines Didi $1.2 billion; FBI investigation into Huawei publicized; CHIPS Act passed by Senate.

Joe Biden and Mohammed bin Salman walk in front of a group of officials.

August 4, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: August 4, 2022

Pelosi visits Taiwan; Facebook allows spread of misinformation in Kenya; Probe into police use of Pegasus ends; Hackers steal $190 million in cryptocurrency; U.S. and Ukraine announces greater cybers…

Nancy Pelosi stands in front of a U.S. House of Representatives flag with her hand raised to the level of her chest.

July 25, 2022

Nigeria
Will Economic Collapse Precede Political Transition in Nigeria?

Nigeria is staring down the barrel of financial bankruptcy.

A man is outside of his car looking at a long line of vehicles in line for petrol at a gas station in Nigeria.

July 19, 2022

South Korea
Anticipating a U.S.-South Korea Semiconductor Alliance

A wholesale semiconductor alliance between the United States and South Korea needs to be preceded by clear communication, improved transparency, and greater interdependence to foster trust and better…

U.S. President Joe Biden shakes hands with South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol after delivering remarks during a visit to a semiconductor factory at the Samsung Electronics Pyeongtaek Campus in Pyeongtaek, South Korea on May 20, 2022.