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June 8, 2022

Trade
Unpacking the IPEF: Biden’s First Big Trade Play

The Joe Biden administration has unveiled its Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, but it doesn’t look like a traditional trade deal and could end up falling short of its ambitions.  

From left to right, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, U.S. President Joe Biden, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) launch event in Tokyo in May 2022.

May 27, 2022

United States
Remembering Those Whom Memorial Day Honors

The stories of six Americans who were awarded the Medal of Honor for making the ultimate sacrifice.

A soldier of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment places flags on headstones in Arlington National Cemetery ahead of Memorial Day on May 26, 2022

June 10, 2022

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

May 27, 2022

China
Biden’s Grand China Strategy: Eloquent but Inadequate

The Biden administration’s freshly announced China strategy offers a welcome change in tone but few new policies.

March 18, 2022

Sub-Saharan Africa
AGOA: The U.S.-Africa Trade Program

AGOA is the cornerstone of the U.S.-Africa trade relationship, but declining support has called the program’s value into question.

A worker wearing a dust mask sews at an export processing zone factory in Athi River, Kenya.

April 6, 2022

Trade
Court Ruling Questions Tariff Process, But Procedural Flaws Remain in Place

A U.S. Court of International Trade ruling raises questions about procedural ambiguity in the application of tariffs against China.

The label reading "Made in China" on a sweatshirt is seen over another shirt with a U.S. flag at a souvenir stand in Boston, Massachusetts January 18, 2011.

April 5, 2022

Religion
Religion and Conflict Resolution

Lisa Sharland, senior fellow and director of the Protecting Civilians in Conflict program at the Stimson Center, and Sukhsimranjit Singh, the Judge Danny Weinstein managing director of the Straus Ins…

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October 21, 2021

U.S. Foreign Policy
Secretary Colin Powell’s Funeral, Bennett and Putin Meet, and More

Americans remember former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Israeli and Russian leaders hold a summit in Sochi, and China undergoes a World Trade Organization policy review.

Podcast Secretary of State Colin Powell stands with President George W. Bush.

February 8, 2022

NAFTA
Decades Late, NAFTA’s Promise on Workers’ Rights Comes Good

In 1993, then-U.S. President Bill Clinton unveiled a revolutionary deal that would require Mexico to strengthen workers’ rights as part of the pending North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Pre…

May 4, 2022

Politics and Government
A Conversation With Senator Bill Cassidy

Senator Bill Cassidy discusses issues in the United States and how the US and its allies should work closely together to counter Russian power and Chinese influence, such as energy independence, inte…

Play US Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) talks with reporters as he leaves the Capitol after the first day of former US President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial February 9, 2021