Issues / Environment
It's hard for Americans, even progressive Americans, to imagine a future in which the U.S. is no longer the "indispensable country."
Given the U.S. performance at the latest round of global warming negotiations at the Hague, it's hard to see how George W. Bush could do any worse than the Clinton-Gore administration.
What is news is that the heating of our atmosphere has propelled our climate into a new state of instability.
Sustainable development a framework for reconciling key international goals, and it applies to national actions as well.
The North American Free Trade Agreement’s impact on the trinational environment remains controversial.
More than $60 billion spent on missile defense projects since 1983 has produced precious little beyond cost overruns and technical failures.
Sadly, though the overall number of nuclear weapons is down (from approximately 60,000 in 1990 to 35,000 today) and the antagonism of the cold war has faded, the risk of nuclear war is still real, and the threat of nuclear proliferation is greater than ever.
Environmentalists are increasingly demanding that international rules and corporate norms governing investment explicitly embrace environmental and social performance goals.
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a wholly owned government corporation established in 1971, provides taxpayer-backed loans, loan guarantees, and insurance to U.S. businesses for investments in "politically risky" countries.
In the past three decades, protecting the global environment has emerged as one of the major challenges in international relations.