The current surge of child migrants entering the United States is a crisis that requires a rapid federal response, addressing urgent humanitarian needs and weaknesses at the U.S. border. More than 52,000 children have crossed the border alone since October.
Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa have thrown down the gauntlet at the feet of the West. Last month these five emerging economies launched a New Development Bank—nicknamed the “BRICS Bank”—that combines features of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF).
For the foreign policy communities in the United States and Europe, the logic behind the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is clear: the world order is evolving, and TTIP represents a last chance for the Western powers to define the rules of the global trading system.
This report examines the strategic role of economics in foreign policy and gives practical policy recommendations to the U.S. Department of State for enhancing its international economic policymaking.
The Maghreb is looking south to secure its future. Though ties between sub-Saharan and North Africa are deep and go back centuries, after independence in the 1950s and 1960s, Maghreb countries primarily viewed sub-Saharan Africa as an arena for competition among themselves.
Of Africa’s over 1 billion citizens, roughly 60 percent are below the age of 30; and the number of youth on the continent is expected to double to 600 million by 2050. They are and will be Africa’s doctors, teachers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, engineers, farmers, journalists, and political leaders.
Many in the United States consider much of sub-Saharan Africa to be outside of U.S. strategic interests. Yet the United States often finds itself drawn into conflicts associated with what is often called Africa’s “state failure” problem.
Africa’s place in the energy world is defined by its growing population and energy consumption, its legacy and new resource endowment, and its strategic location. In recent years excitement over newfound natural gas resources in East Africa has dominated headlines, heralding speculation about an emerging age of African energy.
The U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit will focus on trade and investment opportunities in Africa, while highlighting America’s commitments to security and democratic governance on the continent.
For several decades, the Americas have actively sought to engage other regions of the world.