A new report by the World Economic Forum’s high-level Global Governance Initiative shows that global efforts to reduce poverty, protect the environment, ensure human rights, and improve health and education are lagging badly. What is America’s responsibility in filling the gaps in achieving the Millennium Goals?
On the eve of the World Bank/International Monetary Fund Spring meetings, a panel of experts from the Brookings Institution will examine whether the United States is living up to its international commitments and how policymakers can ensure that America is doing its fair share.
I think it's unusual for the chief of staff to go on a trip, particularly on a trip this long. The chief of staff is usually more of a chief operating officer in the White House itself, and normally when your principal—whether it's the president himself or the head of Cabinet agency—goes abroad, you have his deputy and those folks staying behind to help manage operations in his absence.