United States News

Canadian and U.S. Elections: Convergences and Divergences

Sep 23, 2015
Canadian and U.S. elections are approaching. Since the Canada Institute audience is located in both the United States and Canada, we decided to look for a guest analyst who could explain and compare the major dynamics in both countries. For this job, there is no better person than Eduardo Del Buey. Eduardo is a former Canadian diplomat who has held senior communications positions in the United Nations, Organization of American States and Commonwealth Secretariat.

Obama-Xi summit not doomed to fail

Sep 22, 2015
Will Xi's talks in Washington be a waste of time and that the summit is doomed to fail? The answer is no. Sino-American conflict is not inevitable, and we cannot give up on what is arguably the most important bilateral relationship in the world, writes Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy.

Performing Community: Diversity, Inclusion, and the Performing Arts

Sep 22, 2015
Dynamic cities have always produced vibrancy, but it doesn’t just happen. According to author Blair Ruble, it takes a plan built on a vision of community, diversity, and inclusion.

Are the U.S. and Russia Now on the Same Page About Syria?

Sep 18, 2015
"The issue with engaging Mr. Putin on Syria is not that the U.S. looks weak-–of course it does-–because Moscow has acted and Washington has not reacted. Far more concerning is that Mr. Putin appears to know what he wants: to prop up Mr. Assad, oppose the U.S., and pick up propaganda points abroad," writes Aaron David Miller.

Evaluating the US-India Strategic Agenda

Sep 16, 2015
" The U.S. government acting alone simply does not have the resources to make much difference to economic growth in India even though India needs outside help. At times this seems hard for the Indian side to understand and even harder for the U.S. side to admit." said Raymond E. Vickery

Tracking the Energy Titans: Hidden Trends in the United States, China, and Canada [Infographic]

Sep 14, 2015
“Tracking the Energy Titans,” an interactive infographic from the Wilson Center, draws on data for the United States, China, and Canada to compare national energy trends in consumption, production, imports, exports, and environmental impacts.

D.C. and Delhi: Dysfunctional Democracies?

Sep 14, 2015
Has the United States, not unlike India, reached a new normal where legislative blockage is more important than addressing pending needs?

Next Deadline for George F. Kennan Fellowship Competition Approaching

Sep 01, 2015
The Kennan Institute seeks fellowship applicants from diverse, policy-oriented sectors such as media, business, local government, law, civil society, and academia to examine important political, social, economic, cultural, and historical issues in Russia, Ukraine, and the region.

China Daily Covered CEF Meeting on Chinese Direct Investment in the US Energy Sector

Aug 05, 2015
Chinese foreign direct investment in the United States accelerated only a few years ago, but Chinese companies are now building a variety of solar and wind farms, electric-vehicle manufacturing plants and other greenfield energy projects across America. However, Chinese direct investment in the US clean-energy sector is greatly influenced by local policies, policy experts said in a CEF meeting on July 30.

Infographic | Global Competitiveness: How do the NAFTA Countries Compare?

Aug 05, 2015
The Global Competitiveness Report assess the competitiveness of 144 economies across the global in order to provide insight into the drivers of productivity and prosperity within each country. Based on the data, it seems that thus far the United States and Canada have economies that are far more competitive than that of Mexico, the third piece of the NAFTA puzzle. While Mexico has seen a steady increase in its GDP per capita, it still lags far behind its fellow NAFTA economies. Mexico will need to continue to address its productivity and institutional challenges in order to keep up its encouraging economic momentum.