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June 13, 2019

Democratic Republic of Congo
The Escalating Ebola Crisis in the DRC

An outbreak in the DRC has spread to neighboring Uganda, and conflict and mistrust of health workers is impeding international efforts to contain the disease.

A health worker puts on personal protective equipment before entering the red zone of an Ebola treatment center, where he will check up on patients in Bunia, Democratic Republic of Congo.

December 20, 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo
DRC’s Election: What to Know

A long-awaited election in the Democratic Republic of Congo offers hope for the country’s first democratic transition, but a contested result could incite turmoil.

A woman signals for a taxi in front of a wall filled with campaign posters in Kinshasa.

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September 28, 2016

United States
The Changing Political Context for Trade

Experts discuss the changing political context for trade in the United States.

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May 15, 2015

Trade
The TPP: Why It Won’t Address Security Concerns With China

As the debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) heats up in Congress, some (including myself) have argued that the trade deal would advance U.S. security interests in the Asia-Pacific. In this…

U.S. President Barack Obama and China's President Xi Jinping listen to national anthems behind a U.S. flag during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing (Petar Kujundzic/Reuters).

September 16, 2013

United States
Understanding the 2008 Financial Crisis

Barney Frank and Henry M. Paulson, Jr. discuss the 2008 financial crisis, the ongoing recovery process, and lessons learned from their unique perspectives.

September 16, 2013

United States
HBO History Makers: Understanding the 2008 Financial Crisis

Barney Frank and Henry M. Paulson Jr. look back at the 2008 financial crisis, the ongoing recovery process, and lessons learned from their unique perspectives.

August 7, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Fodder for the "Fair Share" Debate

The Wall Street Journal’s David Wessel provides some facts for the debate over what tax rate higher-income Americans should pay. Since the 1980s, top earners have garnered a larger share of income, b…

Morning commuters stroll past the New York Stock Exchange (Brendan McDermid/Courtesy Reuters).

September 23, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Arms Sales to Taiwan

Five F-16 jets fly in formation. (Ho New/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. The Palestinian statehood bid is not the only issue the Obama administration has been struggling with this week. On Wednesd…

Five U.S. Air Force F-16