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December 2, 2021

Democracy
Biden’s Democracy Summit, Omicron Spreads, and More

U.S. President Joe Biden hosts a virtual Summit for Democracy, the omicron variant begins to spread worldwide, and Germany is expected to elect Olaf Scholz as its next chancellor.

Podcast Democratic Presidential hopefuls former Vice-President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen Amy Klobuchar, NYC Mayor Bill DiBlassio and businessmen Tom Steyer and Andrew Yang attend the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO Workers Presidential Summit, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA, on September 17, 2019.

December 1, 2021

World Trade Organization (WTO)
An Environmentalist Case for Resurrecting the WTO Appellate Body

As countries confront the environmental effects of global trade, the potential for disputes and abuses rises. A venue for addressing such concerns exists in principle—but is in desperate need of resu…

An Indian scientist points to a patch of genetically modified (GM) rapeseed crops under trial in New Delhi, February 13, 2015.

December 1, 2021

Trade
The Transatlantic Relationship Could Make or Break Biden’s Summit for Democracy

President Biden’s goal of bolstering democracies around the world will need robust U.S.-Europe cooperation to succeed.

November 19, 2021

Climate Change
A New Transatlantic Agreement Could Hold the Key to Green Steel and Aluminum

An imperfect U.S.-EU deal could set the stage for decarbonizing global steel and aluminum production—but only if negotiators can avoid certain pitfalls. 

A laborer works inside a steel factory in Dalian, China on October 11, 2013

November 18, 2021

World Trade Organization (WTO)
What’s Next for the WTO?

President Trump’s decision to levy tariffs on China highlights concern about the ongoing role of the WTO and the future of global trade rules.

WTO Meeting, Geneva Switzerland

November 17, 2021

Energy and Climate Policy
Academic Webinar: Energy Policy and Efforts to Combat Climate Change

Jason Bordoff, cofounding dean, Columbia Climate School, founding director of the Center on Global Energy Policy, and professor of professional practice in international and public affairs at Columbi…

Play Installation of solar panels.

October 29, 2021

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Biden Administration Releases New Strategy on Gender Equality

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post covers October 23 to October 29. 

Jennifer Klein, co-chair of the White House Gender Policy Council, speaks to the media at the White House daily press briefing.

October 29, 2021

Trade
Can the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council Succeed?

Previous attempts at economic coordination have floundered, but focusing on a limited set of strategic concerns may allow the Trade and Technology Council to be more successful. 

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Trade Representative Katherine Tai stand near European Commission Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager and EU Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis as they participate in a meeting of the Transatlantic Trade and Technology Council in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., September 29, 2021.

October 26, 2021

Infrastructure
Financing Global Infrastructure: The Role of the Private Sector

If properly harnessed, private capital can help the United States meet global infrastructure needs and compete with China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Workers stand on top of a new highway under construction in east Jakarta, Indonesia November 4, 2015.

October 8, 2021

Trade
The Truth About Tariffs

Tariffs have been applied over the years to protect homegrown industries and target competitors who are seen as using unfair trade practices. They impose costs on both importers and exporters and had been in decline until the recent U.S.-China trade war.

A steelworker tests a sample of steel at an Indiana mill in March 2018.