Why was the Green Homes Grant scheme scrapped so quickly?

It is vital the government come up with a series of new initiatives to ensure Boris Johnson’s proud green boasts to the UN really do become a reality in our housing stock It is just nine months since the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, announced he was launching a new Green Homes grant scheme, allocating an initial […]

John Kerry travels to China for climate change talks

John Kerry, President Biden’s special envoy on climate change, is traveling to Shanghai, China and then on to South Korea for meetings on reducing emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases, the State Department said. Why it matters: Kerry is the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit China since Biden took office, and these talks come less than […]

Suga-Biden summit to rekindle ‘can-do’ spirit of the US-Japan alliance

By Mireya Solís On Friday, April 16, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will visit President Joe Biden at the White House. The optics of the first in-person leaders’ summit since Biden’s inauguration will undoubtedly be powerful. It will mark the resumption of personal diplomacy at a time when both the United States and Japan have […]

How the United States can select and work with nonstate armed actors as stabilization partners

By Patrick W. Quirk, Prakhar Sharma From Central America to Mozambique, the Biden administration faces challenges emanating from fragile states. This is why addressing fragility must be a cornerstone of the forthcoming national security strategy and the administration should push to fully fund and implement the new “U.S. Strategy to Prevent Conflict and Promote Stability.” […]