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Concern Over China’s Cap and Trade Program

While many cheered the announcement of China’s “cap and trade” program, there is some concern over whether or not it can work. Ruth Greenspan Bell comments.

Panic Over China’s “Black Monday”

Wilson Center Public Policy Fellow Kent Hughes comments on the potential for panic in reaction to China’s “Black Monday” stock market woes.

What's Next for Greece?

Public Policy Fellow Meg Lundsager has been following the story of Greece's financial woes and its negotiations within the Eurozone every step of the way. In this edition of TRENDING, the former International Monetary Fund executive provides insight into what's next for Greece.

President Obama’s Trip to Africa

"This is a great trip for the President and for Africa because economic development, trade and investment have been a cornerstone for US-Africa engagement under the Obama Administration," says Monde Muyangwa.

Greece Defaults: What Happens Next?

Wilson Center Public Policy Fellow and former International Monetary Fund executive, Meg Lundsager, explains Greece’s default and its implications for Europe.

Latin American Energy: Issues and Prospects

There is no doubt concerning the potential of Latin America’s vast energy resources. What is in doubt is whether the infrastructure and policies needed to maximize that potential within individual countries can be achieved. What are the prospects and what are the issues that must be addressed in order to move forward in a manner that is good for both the economies and environmental health of the region?

Southern Voices Network: Security and Stability Through Africa-US Relations

The Southern Voices Network, a consortium of 15 research and policy organizations from across Africa, recently met at the Wilson Center to discuss a range of issues that included peace building and development. Five participants in the conference provide CONTEXT on what’s on the agenda between Africa and the U.S., and also share thoughts on how the United States can more effectively work with various African nations.

The Obama-Rousseff Meeting: What’s on the Agenda?

Given the current recession and political climate in Brazil, President Rousseff's upcoming visit to the United States could lay the groundwork for restored prosperity in both its economy and relationship with the United States. In this episode of TRENDING, Brazil Institute Director Paulo Sotero provides an overview of Rousseff's objectives and discusses the potential effects of the meeting on both countries as well as the global community.

TPP Update: Can President Obama’s Trade Agenda Be Saved?

Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Kent Hughes responds to the question, “Can TPP be saved?”

Building a Competitive U.S.-Mexico Border 2015 Conference

The Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute will host its second annual high-level conference on the topic of “building a competitive U.S.-Mexico border.” Issues from infrastructure and transportation to energy and innovation will be on the agenda, with participants expected to include Senator John Cornyn and Ambassador Alejandro Estivill. We spoke with Mexico Institute Senior Associate, Chris Wilson, and he provides a preview of the conference in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.