The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) released a new strategy on April 23, 2015, to rewire the Pentagon for cyber operations. The 33-page document includes five key strategic goals, ranging from workforce and human capital development to full integration of cyber capabilities into military operations and deterrence.
On April 22, the Senate Finance Committee will begin marking up legislation sponsored by Senators Hatch (R-UT) and Wyden (D-OR) that would grant trade promotion authority (TPA) to the president, giving him the capacity to negotiate free trade agreements on Congress’s behalf. TPA is seen by many, including U.S.
This week, the State Department announced its recommendation that the White House remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism.
On March 28, China’s top economic planning agency, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), released a new action plan outlining key details of Beijing’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative. Chinese president Xi Jinping has made the program a centerpiece of both his foreign policy and domestic economic strategy.
As the Trans-Pacific Partnership edges closer to completion, the debate over trade and investment policy is reaching a crescendo in Washington. Prominent in the debate is “investor-state dispute settlement” (ISDS), a mechanism used to resolve claims made by a trading partner’s investors.
Lots of interesting things happened this week in the energy space both in the United States and abroad.