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  • Confirming Team Trump : Governor Perry comes to Washington

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    18 janvier 2017, par Barry Rabe — U.S. Congress
    Hope springs eternal that the upcoming wave of confirmation hearings for leadership roles in the Trump Administration provide a serious, thoughtful, and Twitter-free process for deliberation. At its best, these hearings can weed out nominees who are simply unsuited for the proposed role or (...)
  • The global economy in 2017 : Hope in the face of policy uncertainty and weak investment growth

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    17 janvier 2017, par Ayhan Kose — Developing Economies
    The 12 months just ended were a slog for the world economy, something being pondered in Davos, Switzerland this week at the World Economic Forum annual meeting. Weak international trade and subdued investment, among other culprits, conspired to slow world growth to its weakest pace since 2009. (...)
  • The vice president’s farewell on nuclear security

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    17 janvier 2017, par Steven Pifer, Alicia Sanders-Zakre — Arms Control
    Vice President Biden offered his take on President Obama’s nuclear legacy and gave the incoming administration some subtle recommendations in an address at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on January 11. In his speech, Biden reflected on the Obama administration’s progress on the (...)
  • Will engaging China promote good governance ?

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    17 janvier 2017, par Jamie P. Horsley — China
    China’s economic rise and growing global participation make it a critical factor in U.S. strategic calculations. But public perception of China in the United States has soured in the face of Chinese actions at home and abroad that seem to challenge U.S. ideals and interests. Western media have (...)
  • Obama’s uncertain legacy

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    17 janvier 2017, par William A. Galston — Executive Branch
    If Hillary Clinton had been elected President, assessing Barack Obama’s legacy would be a straightforward task. Mrs. Clinton would have treated his principal legislative and administrative accomplishments as a baseline for future policy. Time would have woven them into the fabric of American (...)
  • Foresight Africa viewpoint : Unlocking infrastructure investment across Africa

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    17 janvier 2017, par Enoh T. Ebong — Infrastructure
    Modern, efficient infrastructure is the key to economic growth. Unfortunately, energy, transportation, and internet costs in Africa are among the highest in the world. This lack of infrastructure makes it difficult for African markets to grow sustainably. It also inhibits companies, including (...)
  • Let’s aspire, but be realistic : What skills can be taught for the 21st century ?

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    17 janvier 2017, par Esther Care, Helyn Kim — Education
    The importance of work-ready skills has long been endorsed, but only recently have we seen a move from focus on specific skills for jobs (vocational skills) to generic or 21st century skills necessary for all entering the workforce. But while enthusiasm for “skills” in education abounds, let’s (...)
  • Let’s be realistic, and that doesn’t mean we can’t aspire

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    17 janvier 2017, par Esther Care, Helyn Kim — Education
    The importance of work-ready skills has long been endorsed, but only recently have we seen a move from focus on specific skills for jobs (vocational skills) to generic or 21st century skills necessary for all entering the workforce. But while enthusiasm for “skills” in education abounds, let’s (...)
  • Vital Stats : Southern congressmen are regaining committee chairmanships, but that means something different than it used to

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    17 janvier 2017, par Curtlyn Kramer — U.S. Congress
    The start of the 115th Congress brings several new House committee chairs, bringing the share of chairmanships held by members from southern states* to levels not seen since the 1950s. As the graph from Vital Statistics below demonstrates, of the 20 House standing committees, 12 are presently (...)
  • Empirical data on the privacy paradox

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    17 janvier 2017, par Benjamin Wittes, Emma Kohse — Business & Industry
    The contemporary debate about the effects of new technology on individual privacy centers on the idea that privacy is an eroding value. The erosion is ongoing and takes place because of the government and big corporations that collect data on us all: In the consumer space, technology and the (...)

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