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May 23, 2012

Illegal Wildlife Trade: A Survey of Greed, Tragedy, and Ignorance

Since the beginning of 2012, over 250 elephants have been killed in Cameroon. Adults are being slaughtered for ivory to… more
May 21, 2012

U.S. Hosts G8 Summit

On May 18-19, 2012, the leaders of Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, and the EU joined President Barack… more
May 15, 2012

U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Enters Into Force

One and a half million Colombian flowers were sent to the United States on May 14 as the first shipment… more
May 10, 2012

Emerging Africa: Unleashing Africa's Innovation Potential

In the last week, I've travelled from Johannesburg to Cape Town to Addis Ababa. Along the way, I've been struck… more
May 10, 2012

Tackling Old Problems With New Ideas

Last week, the U.S. Department of State and non-profit industry group the Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade (, partnered… more
May 9, 2012

Global Recovery: A View From the Americas

Economic recovery, at home, in Europe, across the globe, seems to be on everyone's minds these days. In the United… more
May 7, 2012

Partnering With Malta To Support Investment and Development in Libya

Malta has built an important relationship with Libya that cuts across all sectors. I learned the security situation in Libya… more
May 4, 2012

Travel Diary: Secretary Clinton in China

In Beijing May 3-4, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner joined their Chinese co-chairs,… more
May 1, 2012

President Obama and Secretary Clinton Host Prime Minister Noda of Japan

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hosted Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda of Japan in Washington, D.C.… more
April 26, 2012

The Hunt for Impact Investments: Are Philanthropists Key?

In 2010, JP Morgan released a figure that shocked the investment industry: the group estimated that the potential capital market… more
April 26, 2012

Visionary Innovators and Intellectual Property in the 21st Century

Today, we celebrate the contributions of scientists and innovators such as Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, and Alexander Graham Bell. We… more


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