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Foreign Policy Challenges in the 112th Congress: The Global Economy

The ability of the United States to compete in an increasingly global economy is a challenge that underlies many of the pressing issues facing the 112th Congress.

Impact of U.S.-China Relations on Asia

On September 21, 2010, the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States and Wilson Center on the Hill co-hosted an event examining the increasingly important and changing relationship between the United States and China and the ramifications for neighboring countries.

Africa's Future: Meeting the Infrastructure Challenge

Improving Africa's infrastructure is vital to reducing poverty and addressing food security, and to ultimately unblocking Africa's potential in the decades to come.

U.S.-China Competition for Clean Energy Jobs: A Zero-Sum Game?

As the world moves toward clean energy alternatives, companies in the United States and China are working to develop new, more cost efficient manufacturing processes and increase their shares of their domestic and export markets. Controlling production lines and growing market share will certainly have important economic implications for both countries in the short and long-term.

The Financial Crisis: Past, Present, and Future

The logic of needing to save Wall Street in order to save Main Street is a difficult, though necessary, argument to make asserted David Wessel, the Economics Editor for The Wall Street Journal, at a Wilson Center on the Hill event on April 27th. Calling this a "moment of great rebalancing", Wessel argued that the U.S.

Ending World Hunger: What Can the U.S. Do?

Food security and agricultural development are humanitarian concerns, but are also increasingly important issues for global economic and political security. Over 1 billion people in the world are hungry or malnourished, and that number is likely to rise over the next few decades due to pressures such as population growth and climate change. The worldwide food crisis of 2008, which sparked riots and protests across the globe, caused many in the U.S. to recognize global food security and ending world hunger as a vital national interest.

Haiti's Long Road Ahead

Nearly two months after the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Port-au Prince, Haiti, the country is still in need of assistance in areas such as health care, shelter and rebuilding its economy, government and institutions. As the international community and NGOs make the transition from emergency disaster relief to long-term reconstruction and capacity building efforts, donor coordination and a long-term commitment are crucial.

The Jackson-Vanik Amendment and U.S.-Russian Relations

The "Jackson-Vanik Amendment," enacted as part of Title IV of the Trade Act of 1974, prohibits any nations with a non-market economy that restricts the emigration of its people from achieving most-favored nation status with the United States.