Issues / Labor, Trade, & Finance

The EU should neither be treated as a partner superpower with whom the U.S. can share the spoils of unfettered trade nor should it be underestimated as a subordinate global power.
In recent years, U.S. policy toward Cuba has been guided by two primary objectives or “tracks”: to isolate the Cuban government and to provide support to the Cuban population.
For most of the world’s poorest countries, multilateral debt looms larger than other debts because of the IFIs’ status as "preferred creditors," as providers of core development and balance-of-payment loans.
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.