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August 13, 2012

Defense and Security
Paul Ryan on Foreign Policy

The weekend’s big news is that Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, to be his running mate.  Republicans are ecstatic over the choice. So are Democrats. One of th…

Mitt Romney claps as vice president select Paul Ryan (R-WI) gives the thumbs up to supporters during a campaign event in Wisconsin. (Shannon Stapleton/courtesy Reuters)

March 20, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Paul Ryan to Debut House GOP Budget Plan for 2013

Today Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, will debut the Republican proposal for the 2013 federal budget. The budget is expected to propose reforms to the corp…

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and fellow Republican House members hold a press conference in April of 2011 to introduce their 2012 budget proposal.

May 26, 2016

Corporate Governance
Why Paul Ryan Should Not Endorse Donald Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan is reportedly still trying to decide whether to endorse the presumptive Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump. Asked this week at a news conference whether he was rea…

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July 18, 2019

United States
Who Counts in the 2020 U.S. Census?

If the Trump administration succeeds in securing citizenship data, the 2020 census could transform the way in which political power is distributed in the United States.

July 18, 2019

Democratic Republic of Congo
Ebola Reaches DRC Border City of Two Million, WHO Responds

The recent designation of Ebola as a “public health emergency of international concern” by the World Health Organization (WHO) is a positive development in efforts to contain the disease. The decision highlights the importance of containing the disease to an international audience; the WHO’s designation is being widely carried by the international media. 

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus sits in front of a World Health Organization sign.

July 15, 2019

Sustainable Development Goals (UN)
Taking Stock of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

This week, representatives from UN member states meet to discuss progress on six goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  

Then UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the Annual Conference of Swiss Development Cooperation in Zurich, Switzerland, on January 22, 2016.

July 17, 2019

France
France’s Tech Tax: What to Know

With France raising taxes on big tech firms, Washington says American companies are being unfairly targeted.

July 16, 2019

North Korea
What to Know About Sanctions on North Korea

Kim Jong-un hopes a summit with President Trump will lead to sanctions relief, while experts disagree over whether increased pressure would push Pyongyang toward denuclearization.

A woman works at a textile mill in Pyongyang, North Korea.

July 15, 2019

Cybersecurity
New Cyber Brief: Securing 5G Networks: Challenges and Recommendations

5G networks could revolutionize the digital economy, but with this opportunity come major cybersecurity challenges. A new Council on Foreign Relations Cyber Brief provides recommendations for policym…

A woman walks past a billboard reading '5G is here' on day one of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai 2019 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center on June 26, 2019 in Shanghai, China.

July 15, 2019

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: July 6–12

This update represents violence in Nigeria and related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger from July 6 to 12, 2019.

Map of Nigeria shaded to reflect NST-documented deaths per state.