Global Mar. 4, 2013

Will Budget Cuts Shrink the U.S. Global Role?

The forced budget cuts, known in Washington as sequestration, are now in force in the United States and $85 billion in spending cuts are in the process of being implemented, with about half of them coming out of Washington’s spending on international engagement.

Global Feb. 22, 2013

American Star Power Still Rules the Globe

For decades, Hollywood has been a big part of brand America, and U.S. movies continue to break box office records around the world.

Global Feb. 19, 2013

The Public Supports a Transatlantic Trade Pact – For Now

The long-discussed free trade agreement between the United States and the European Union was formally endorsed by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address to Congress.

Global Feb. 19, 2013

How America and Japan See the World

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe travels to Washington this week to meet with President Barack Obama. This will be their first meeting since Abe was chosen for the second time to be prime minister and Obama secured a second term at the end of last year. But how do ties stand between the two countries?

Global Feb. 11, 2013

Continued Support for U.S. Drone Strikes

While U.S. drone strikes have faced new scrutiny in recent weeks, a majority of the public continues to support the program. Overall, 56% approve of the U.S. conducting missile strikes from pilotless aircraft to target extremists in countries such as Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia; just 26% say they disapprove.

Global Feb. 11, 2013

China and Cyber Attacks: A Top Concern of U.S. Experts

China’s alleged cyber-espionage campaigns against other governments, major corporations and, most recently, the media, have increasingly become a focus of U.S. officials and news reports.

Global Jan. 29, 2013

Viewpoint: Pakistan’s Economic Woes Are Being Overlooked

Pakistan is a country beset with political difficulties, but they could be of secondary importance to its economic woes.

Global Jan. 24, 2013

The Tahrir Square Legacy: Egyptians Have Clear Priorities

Two years after Egyptians first poured into Cairo’s Tahrir Square chanting “Down with Mubarak” the legacy of the Arab Spring remains uncertain.

Global Jan. 15, 2013

Public Attitudes Toward the Next Social Contract

The recent deliberations in Washington about the fiscal cliff have triggered a national debate in the United States about the nature, extent and future sustainability of key elements of the U.S. social safety net.

Global Jan. 10, 2013

2013: A Fateful Year

Security issues will test transatlantic co-operation, though the prospects for a free-trade deal look good.