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Mar 2, 2017

United States
Separation_Powers_Foreign_Policy.jpg U.S. Foreign Policy Powers: Congress and the President

The separation of powers has spawned a great deal of debate over the roles of the president and Congress in foreign affairs, as well as over the limits on their respective authorities, explains this …

Dec 2, 2016

Heads of State and Government
Campaign 2016 Campaign 2016

See where Donald Trump wants to take U.S. foreign policy

Feb 1, 2017

France
President of France.jpg How Powerful Is France’s President?

The winner of the presidential election this spring will heavily influence how France approaches foreign and domestic issues, including its future with the European Union.

May 15, 2017

Defense and Security
J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building Will FBI Sacking Affect National Security?

The dismissal of FBI Director James Comey raises concerns about the government’s ability to investigate Russian meddling in U.S. elections, and the broader national security role of the agency.

Oct 29, 2013

Trade
Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman (Courtesy Reuters). The Renewing America Interview: Jon Huntsman on the Wisdom of Boosting U.S.-China Economic Ties

Later this week the U.S. Department of Commerce will host its inaugural SelectUSA Summit, an annual convention intended to promote overseas investment in the United States. The sold-out, two-day foru…

Sep 27, 2013

Trade
A cleaner wipes the glass door of a Huawei office in Wuhan, Hubei province (Courtesy Reuters). Foreign Investment and U.S. National Security

The United States is both the world's largest foreign direct investor and the largest beneficiary of foreign direct investment (FDI). But like every sovereign country, it has sought to temper its emb…

Sep 12, 2013

Corporate Governance
Bill Bradley The Renewing America Interview: Bill Bradley on Leadership and U.S. Tax Reform

Months of relative calm on the U.S. fiscal front are set to end this month as Congress returns from summer recess, staring down the barrel of a possible government shutdown on October 1 (start of FY …

Jul 30, 2013

Infrastructure
Manhattan Skyline Policy Initiative Spotlight: NYC Zoning and Competitiveness

The debate over skyscrapers and their place in the American city has endured for over a century, and New York City has often led the conversation. In 1913, the Equitable Life Assurance Society unveil…

May 24, 2013

Education
U.S. Marines on patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan (Courtesy USMC). Policy Initiative Spotlight: Employing Post-9/11 Veterans

On Monday, Memorial Day, Wal-Mart will begin fulfilling its promise to hire any recent, honorably discharged veteran that wants a job (at least part-time). The world’s largest retailer says its pledg…

Mar 13, 2013

A view of the House of Representatives Building and the East Portico of the U.S. Capitol (Ron Cogswell/Courtesy Flickr). The Renewing America Interview: Robert Reischauer on Fiscal Reform

This week, for the first time in more than ninety years, both houses of Congress put out their annual budget proposals before the White House, an anomaly that reflects the topsy-turvy world of fiscal…