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  • IMF Director Calls for Carbon Tax

    April 22, 2015

    At the recent World Bank Climate Ministerial Meeting in Washington, D.C., International Monetary Fund ("IMF") Director Christine Lagarde called for governments to place taxes on carbon emissions and to offset increases in energy costs with a social safety net for the poor.

  • Wang: AIIB Distracts from China's Economic Needs

    April 22, 2015

    In a brief published by the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Hongying Wang writes that China's development of an Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank ("AIIB"), while a diplomatic triumph over the U.S., may not be helpful to the country's long-term economic health.

  • OSCE Representative Seeks Review of U.S. Justice System

    April 15, 2015

    U.S. Senator and Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") Special Representative Benjamin Cardin has expressed concern over a recent police shooting in South Carolina, arguing that it shows the need for a "full review of the inequalities in the U.S. justice system."

  • OSCE Calls for Election Observers to Consider Campaign Finance

    April 15, 2015

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") has announced the publication of a new handbook that describes how election observer groups should evaluate campaign finance issues as part of their observation missions.

  • OSCE Pushes Human Rights in National Border Policies

    April 15, 2015

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") recently held a training in Tajikistan to press national officials to implement the international human rights agenda when responding to terrorism issues at the border.

  • Bloomberg View Criticizes West's Response to China Bank

    April 14, 2015

    A Bloomberg View editorial criticizes the U.S. and Europe for the success of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank ("AIIB"), created by China to compete with Western development banks, due to their failure to reform the traditional development institutions and to their divided response to the creation of the AIIB.

  • OECD Calls for French Labor and Spending Reforms

    April 14, 2015

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ("OECD") has called for the French Government to contribute to an economic recovery in the country through labor reform and a reduction in public spending.

  • Article: Palestine ICC Action Warrants Cut-off in U.S. Aid

    April 10, 2015

    Brett Schaefer, James Phillips, and Steven Groves of the Heritage Foundation write that the U.S. Congress should cut off funding to Palestinians following their acceptance of membership at the International Criminal Court ("ICC") at the beginning of April.

  • Paper: Arctic Council Should Reject EU Membership

    April 10, 2015

    A Heritage Foundation paper argues that the U.S., which will soon become the chair of the multilateral policy forum The Arctic Council, should use its chairmanship to safeguard national sovereignty in the Arctic by blocking the application of the European Commission to become an observer at the Council.

  • Shapiro: China Efforts May "Upend" World Order

    April 09, 2015

    Jeremy Shapiro of the Brookings Institution writes that China's efforts toward global governance, including its establishment of an Asian Infrastructure Development Bank that competes with Western development banks, may be a sign that China is rejecting the current Western-based "international order."

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