Egypt’s social and political landscape has been at the forefront of several discussions over the past several years. With neighboring countries like Libya, Syria, Tunisia, and Israel, it is no wonder that Egypt’s current situation is so precarious. Egypt was not immune to the revolutionary tide that swept North Africa and the Middle East.
We all watched with great apprehension the stalemate over the budget, national debt, and the Affordable Care Act these past weeks. The anecdotes of impact were everywhere, from closed national monuments to denied child care. But what was not so prominent in the news was the impact to our reputation and business overseas, and, ultimately, American Competitiveness. Read more about that in this edition of ASQ
Bangladesh continues to be a hub for economic activity as it is rich in minerals and energy potential. It is an important site for the United State’s Asian pivot and the growing Chinese emphasis on Bangladesh. This fact sheet sets out key facts on historical political, economic and environmental issues.
Over the next several years, the future of the Arctic will be determined. As one of five countries with a coast on the Arctic Ocean, actions by the United States will play a large part in the future of the Arctic. However, it is unclear whether the American government’s strategic planning, infrastructure, or policy engagement in the Arctic is sufficient to meet the challenges of an opening Arctic. This report details five key examples of how the U.S. is failing to meet the challenge:
This report explores several types of public diplomacy aimed towards Iran, and looks into some of the challenges and potential of these programs as part of an overall strategy for addressing U.S. national security interests.
The United States and European Union recently began negotiations on what would be, if completed, the largest trade agreement in world history. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) intends to eliminate barriers to transatlantic trade, including tariffs, duties, and burdensome regulations. This fact sheet provides a detailed history of U.S.-EU trade relations, and explains the goals, economic benefits, and security imperatives of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.