Debate Continues After Congress Passes TikTok Divest-or-Ban Bill
Social Media
Debate Continues After Congress Passes TikTok Divest-or-Ban Bill
2024-04-29 21:07:30
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Congress recently passed a bipartisan bill, The Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act, that would force ByteDance, Ltd., owners of TikTok, to sell the social media platform within a year or face the consequences... Read More

Nikki Haley Joining Washington Think Tank
Political News
Nikki Haley Joining Washington Think Tank
2024-04-16 15:42:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Former South Carolina governor and 2024 Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley is joining a conservative think tank in Washington, a position likely to further boost her national profile should she decide to run again for president in the... Read More

Breaking Barriers: Women in Foreign Service Diplomacy
Diplomacy
Breaking Barriers: Women in Foreign Service Diplomacy
2024-03-25 15:09:54
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Women have long played pivotal roles in international diplomacy, though their contributions may have been overshadowed by historical biases and systemic barriers. In honor of Women’s History Month, distinguished voices, including retired Ambassador Barbara Kay Bodine, Ambassador Paula... Read More

Brazilian Diplomat Talks Relationship With US in Advance of Blinken’s Visit to Rio
Think Tanks
Brazilian Diplomat Talks Relationship With US in Advance of Blinken’s Visit to Rio
2024-02-20 20:33:40
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Secretary of State Antony Blinken travels to Rio de Janeiro this week, marking his first visit to Brazil after four years as the top U.S. diplomat. Many believe the visit, scheduled to coincide with the G20 foreign... Read More

US, South Korea and Japan Set to Forge Unprecedented Cooperation
Think Tanks
US, South Korea and Japan Set to Forge Unprecedented Cooperation
2023-08-18 16:25:10
by Kate Michael

CAMP DAVID, Md. — The U.S., South Korea and Japan are set to convene a historic trilateral summit at Camp David. This meeting, which experts believe marks a significant milestone in international relations, has garnered attention for its potential to... Read More

Rep. Adam Smith Reveals His Mental Health Journey
Mental Health
Rep. Adam Smith Reveals His Mental Health Journey
2023-07-26 15:19:05
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — “If I believe in just one thing, it is the ability of human beings to adapt, learn and get better,” Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., told attendees at a Brookings Institution event this week as he detailed his mental... Read More

Blinken and Austin Tandem Trips Highlight Indo-Pacific Investment Strategy
Think Tanks
Blinken and Austin Tandem Trips Highlight Indo-Pacific Investment Strategy
2023-07-24 14:45:59
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Historic steps are happening this week in the Indo-Pacific as U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will tag-team meetings around the region, in part to counter China's growing influence. Blinken will be... Read More

Wilson Center Hosts Discussion on US-Brazil Relations
Think Tanks
Wilson Center Hosts Discussion on US-Brazil Relations
2023-07-19 16:02:10
by Jacquelyn Burrer

WASHINGTON — The new Brazilian ambassador to the United States, Maria Luiza Viotti, used her first public appearance in her new role to outline a vision of stability and peace, as well as her nation’s commitment to addressing global issues... Read More

Two More Rate Hikes This Year? A Federal Reserve Bank CEO Says It’s Possible
Think Tanks
Two More Rate Hikes This Year? A Federal Reserve Bank CEO Says It’s Possible
2023-07-11 14:56:02
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve, the central banking system of the United States, is currently facing several significant challenges in its efforts to maintain a stable and robust banking system.  The panel of Federal Reserve governors voted unanimously last month... Read More

Pro- and Anti-Voting Rights Legislation Sweeps US
Political News
Pro- and Anti-Voting Rights Legislation Sweeps US
2023-07-07 20:58:40
by Kennedy Thomason

WASHINGTON — The battle surrounding voting rights legislation is raging on as restrictive and expansive voting legislation is sweeping the country, according to a report by the Brennan Center for Justice, a left-leaning think tank and policy group.  A webinar... Read More

Panelists Confront Anti-LGBTQ+ Stigma and Discrimination Crisis in Uganda
Think Tanks
Panelists Confront Anti-LGBTQ+ Stigma and Discrimination Crisis in Uganda
2023-06-23 13:39:16
by Quinn O'Connor

WASHINGTON — Uganda’s long history of legally-sanctioned violence and stigmatizing of homosexuals and those in same-sex relationships is not just a crisis of human rights, but poses real dangers when it comes to addressing health emergencies and HIV response, according... Read More

Experts Evaluate NATO Enlargement 
Think Tanks
Experts Evaluate NATO Enlargement 
2023-06-20 16:27:43
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Intense academic and policy discussions about the security, political and societal consequences of expansion have existed since the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s inception, and with the potential future admission of Ukraine, debates continue to run hot.  Ahead of... Read More

Think Tank Weighs In on Medicare Payments for Ambulatory Services
Medicare
Think Tank Weighs In on Medicare Payments for Ambulatory Services
2023-06-07 20:51:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — As Congress considers proposals that would eliminate existing differences in Medicare payments for ambulatory services, a think tank is warning lawmakers to be on the lookout for unintended consequences. In a new paper published by the American Enterprise... Read More

Cybersecurity Experts Discuss Plans for Protecting Critical Infrastructure
Think Tanks
Cybersecurity Experts Discuss Plans for Protecting Critical Infrastructure
2023-06-05 14:28:05
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — When an oil and gas pipeline was disrupted by a ransomware attack just two years ago, other vital industries took notice. Now, the administration is seeking to secure the nation’s infrastructure from cyberthreats through mandatory minimum standards. “The... Read More

Podesta Says Permitting Priorities Build on Manchin Bill
Think Tanks
Podesta Says Permitting Priorities Build on Manchin Bill
2023-05-11 17:46:37
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — When it comes to energy permitting reform, it sounds like even the president is looking to Sen. Joe Manchin’s, D-W.Va., proposal as a starting place for discussion.  As the United States looks to build infrastructure projects and other... Read More

Top US Environmental Diplomat Praises America’s ‘Can-Do Spirit’
Think Tanks
Top US Environmental Diplomat Praises America’s ‘Can-Do Spirit'
2023-04-25 13:07:43
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — In her last public event before taking on her new role as CEO of the Wildlife Conservation Society, Monica Medina told the Wilson Center she’s confident in the world’s ability to meet its global sustainability challenges thanks to... Read More

Spanberger Says US Intelligence ‘Very Strong’
Think Tanks
Spanberger Says US Intelligence 'Very Strong'
2023-04-18 13:35:01
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Within the span of about one year, U.S. intelligence went from celebrating its capability to prepare Ukraine for a surprise Russian invasion to an embarrassing and damaging leak of classified high-level documents by a low-level IT staffer. Rep.... Read More

World Bank President Warns of ‘A Lost Decade for Growth’
Think Tanks
World Bank President Warns of ‘A Lost Decade for Growth’
2023-04-07 17:04:28
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — As World Bank President David Malpass prepares to leave his position in June 2023, he worries about the very real possibility of global recession, and he fears that the next 10 years could be “a lost decade for... Read More

20 Years Later, Historian Interprets Iraqi Invasion
Think Tanks
20 Years Later, Historian Interprets Iraqi Invasion
2023-03-16 14:17:04
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — American historian Melvyn Leffler discussed his latest book, "Confronting Saddam Hussein," at the Wilson Center. Twenty years after the start of the Iraq war, the eminent U.S. foreign policy researcher has a new interpretation of former President George... Read More

Officials Wary of Aid Fatigue for Ukrainian Refugees
Think Tanks
Officials Wary of Aid Fatigue for Ukrainian Refugees
2023-02-03 19:06:44
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — As a full year closes in on what Russia calls its special military operation in Ukraine, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that over 7.8 million Ukrainian refugees have fled to neighboring countries and over 65... Read More

Analysts Stress Overpopulation Is Not Climate Culprit
Think Tanks
Analysts Stress Overpopulation Is Not Climate Culprit
2022-11-01 14:01:42
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Population trends analysts are still trying to quash the idea that overpopulation causes climate change.  While connected, there is no simple and direct relationship between human numbers and environmental impacts. So to move forward toward real environmental change,... Read More

Outgoing COP26 President Sharma: ‘We Are Not Doing Everything in Our Power’
Think Tanks
Outgoing COP26 President Sharma: ‘We Are Not Doing Everything in Our Power’
2022-10-17 13:53:47
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — “We should be under no delusions; we are not doing everything in our power,” outgoing COP26 president and British Cabinet Minister Alok Sharma candidly shared with the Wilson Center last week as he looked back on his three... Read More

European Leaders Frustrated With Geopolitics Slowing Progress Toward Clean Energy Transition
Think Tanks
European Leaders Frustrated With Geopolitics Slowing Progress Toward Clean Energy Transition
2022-10-11 12:45:29
by Kate Michael

ISTANBUL — There was candor and heated conversation as the Atlantic Council convened in Turkey this week for a conference to discuss next steps in the clean energy transition. Leaders from government, business and research communities gathered to take stock... Read More

Landmark Bills Offer Decarbonization Funding but Cities Not Ready
Think Tanks
Landmark Bills Offer Decarbonization Funding but Cities Not Ready
2022-09-30 12:51:21
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — The effort to mitigate climate change, reduce greenhouse gases, and decarbonize is a national priority of many countries, but since the transportation, building, and electricity sectors produce nearly two-thirds of GHG emissions in the United States alone, it’s... Read More

Report: US Watchful as EU Progresses With AI Policy
Technology
Report: US Watchful as EU Progresses With AI Policy
2022-08-18 14:26:47
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — As the European Union moves ahead with its Artificial Intelligence Act, it’s time for American lawmakers to pay attention to potential policies, said John Soroushian, a senior associate director at the Bipartisan Policy Center.  “It’s important to pay... Read More

Former Defense Secretary Esper Claims ‘One China a Complete Fallacy’
Geopolitics
Former Defense Secretary Esper Claims ‘One China a Complete Fallacy’
2022-07-27 14:49:33
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Fresh from a transatlantic delegation visit to Taiwan on behalf of the Atlantic Council and under the auspices of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office, former U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is “increasingly worried about Chinese... Read More

Countries Negotiating First Legally Binding Global Agreement to End Plastic Pollution
Environment
Countries Negotiating First Legally Binding Global Agreement to End Plastic Pollution
2022-05-16 16:05:05
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Countries have been negotiating limits on plastic use for years, but China’s 2018 announcement that it would stop accepting 24 kinds of plastic scrap import waste from foreign countries was undoubtedly a spark that ignited 175 countries of... Read More

Europe Leading the Charge on ESG but Coordination Needed
Think Tanks
Europe Leading the Charge on ESG but Coordination Needed
2021-12-29 19:44:03
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Investment markets around the world are realizing that a short-term focus on purely financial goals is no longer sufficient. But as the momentum behind environmental, social, and governance builds, it’s the European Union that is really leading the... Read More

Scholars Say COVID Represents ‘Teachable Moment’ for Girls’ Education in Crisis
Think Tanks
Scholars Say COVID Represents ‘Teachable Moment’ for Girls’ Education in Crisis
2021-12-15 15:17:27
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — With the pandemic just one crisis affecting girls’ education globally, the Brookings Institution gathered a group of young scholars from around the world for a symposium to consider new ways to protect and promote the rights of women,... Read More

Officials Say Automation Won’t Replace Humans
Technology
Officials Say Automation Won’t Replace Humans
2021-11-17 15:25:46
by Victoria Turner

WASHINGTON — Automation will not replace people nor take their jobs, according to two government officials who are implementing robotic process automation programs at federal agencies.  In fact, automation will allow federal employees to accomplish more than that they could... Read More

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