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The Future of U.S. Financial Regulation: Are Major Changes Coming?

Changes are coming to U.S. financial sector regulations. The only question is whether these changes will “repeal and replace” the Dodd-Frank legislation passed in 2010 or will represent more modest “tweaks” to address regulatory overreach.

Budgets & Brews: Come Captain the Fiscal Ship!

Rising federal debt isn’t a game. It’s a real problem – but in order to explain the problem, we decided to turn it into a game that is fun, but challenging, to play.

The Russian Shadow behind the Comey Dismissal

The Trump’s administration’s highest-level meeting with Russia is taking place on Wednesday morning. The Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov will call on President Trump in the White House, the first such visit since 2013.

“It’s unclear when the meeting with Trump was set,” Politico reports. “But it is customary for the president to receive a visiting Russian foreign minister. Tillerson met with Putin during his April 12 visit to the Kremlin.”

The New U.S.-Mexico Relationship, 100 Days In

Back from meetings with top officials in Mexico City, Wilson’s Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood offers behind-the-scenes insight on the Mexican government’s emerging strategy for dealing with the Trump administration, including the calculus and context for the looming renegotiation of NAFTA.

Ready or Not: A Strategy for an Effective U.S. Military

The United States Military: Thoughts From Sen. John Cornyn on a Strategy for the 21st Century 

Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women's Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics

Forty years ago, two women's movements drew a line in the sand between liberals and conservatives. The legacy of that rift is still evident today in American politics and social policies.