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August 10, 2022

Climate Change
What the Historic U.S. Climate Bill Gets Right and Gets Wrong

The Inflation Reduction Act promises the largest investment in climate action in U.S. history—$370 billion—and could lead to significant emissions reductions over the next decade.  

August 10, 2022

Sub-Saharan Africa
Biden Signals Policy Reset, but African Leaders Must Meet Washington Halfway

African leaders must hold the United States to its vow, even as they put their own house in order.

The U.S. Secretary of State stands with his hand held out while giving a speech at a university in South Africa.

August 1, 2022

Global
The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

A comprehensive list of each episode of The President's Inbox organized by topic. 

Resolute desk

July 20, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
What Is U.S. Policy on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?

The United States has long tried to negotiate a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but several factors, including deep divisions between and within the parties and declining U.S. interes…

A Palestinian uses a ladder to climb over the wall separating the Israeli and Palestinian sides of the West Bank.

July 19, 2022

United States
What Does the Supreme Court’s Decision in West Virginia v. EPA Mean for U.S. Action on Climate?

The Supreme Court’s decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) limits the scope of the agency’s regulatory powers with broader implications for all federal rulemaking on clima…

Protesters Gather Outside a Coal Plant in Grant Town, WV in April, 2022.

July 12, 2022

Foreign Policy
Confronting Reality in Cyberspace: Foreign Policy for a Fragmented Internet

The era of the global internet is over, and the early advantages the United States and its allies held in cyberspace have largely disappeared. China and Russia in particular are working to export the…

Play A man stands at a main hall for Internet Security Conference 2018 in Beijing, China

July 1, 2022

United States
Fourth of July Trivia Quiz

The twelfth annual Independence Day trivia quiz from The Water’s Edge.

A U.S. flag waves in front of white fireworks.

June 30, 2022

China
Outbound Investment Screening Would be a Mistake

Existing tools might be sufficient, and it's not clear if a new regime makes sense.

The U.S. Capitol building is seen reflected in a puddle at sunrise on November 6, 2018.

June 24, 2022

United States
Trump, Partisanship, and Democracy

Fifty years ago, Republicans turned on President Richard Nixon. Today, most of the party continues to stand by Trump. Why the difference? A rise in partisanship.

U.S. House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol holds public hearing in Washington

June 23, 2022

International Law
A Callous Disregard for Child Victims of Gun Violence is American Exceptionalism Run Amok

As a developed economy, the United States' failure to protect its youth is as uniquely American as its aversion to ratifying international treaties. That exceptionalism, however, goes too far in the …

People attend a march and rally against gun violence on June 3, 2022, in Newtown, Connecticut, where almost a decade ago a gunman shot and killed twenty-six people including twenty children at Sandy Hook Elementary School.