U.S. Congress

Abe’s Speech to Congress

By Michael J. Green & Nicholas Szechenyi Today Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan became the first Japanese leader ever to address a joint session of Congress. Abe summarized key themes for U.S.-Japan relations including history, as August marks the…

CogitAsia Podcast: AIIB Dustup

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This week we discuss the U.S. reaction to China’s new infrastructure bank, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Simon Chair Deputy Director Amy Studdart describes the bank’s origins, explains why Washington’s critique of its allies for joining AIIB has proven…

The Leaderboard: Cory Gardner

Who is he? Cory Gardner is a Republican senator from Colorado. He defeated Democratic incumbent Mark Udall in the November 2014 midterm elections. Prior to his current position, Gardner represented Colorado’s fourth congressional district in the House of Representatives, and…