House Votes to Eliminate Funding for UNFPA

Cutting funding for UNFPA will end up costing more in the long run. In the short term, cutting funding to UNFPA will result in more women dying child birth; more unplanned pregnancies; and prevent a key mechanism for female empowerment worldwide.

How Globally Minded Will the New U.S. Congress Be?

It is fair to say that today's election is not going to turn on foreign policy.  Still, the group of lawmakers voted into office today will have a set of global issues vying for their attention. So how does the slate of candidates up for election today fare on those issues?

Coup in Ecuador?

Some troubling news out of Ecuador. Police are protesting against austerity measures imposed on public employees by left wing President Rafael Correa.  Will a pro-coup caucus once again emerge from the United States?