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Unlocking transgenic technology is key to securing global food security: IRRI

Unlocking transgenic technology is key to securing global food security: IRRI

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) --Director general of the International Rice Research Institute defends GMO practices, says the next science-driven green revolution is underway.
Kristin April Kim
Rice calls for continuation of U.S. ties with S.E. Asia

Rice calls for continuation of U.S. ties with S.E. Asia

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) --Susan Rice, President Obama's national security adviser, called for enactment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement Monday.
Ed Adamczyk
40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike

40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike

MOSUL, Iraq, Sept. 21 (UPI) --A U.S. air strike hit an Islamic State training camp near Mosul, killing 40 fighters at once, according to an official with the Department of Defense.
Fred Lambert
NERA: U.S. still importing oil if ban lifted

NERA: U.S. still importing oil if ban lifted

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 (UPI) --Even if the United States lifts a ban on crude oil exports, it will still be a net importer, a report prepared by NERA Economic Consulting finds.
Daniel J. Graeber
Bachelet outlines Chile's reform-filled future

Bachelet outlines Chile's reform-filled future

WASHINGTON, July 1 (UPI) --Newly re-elected Chilean President Michelle Bachelet is eager to tackle her country's income inequality, with educational and tax reforms at the top of the agenda
Lindsey Holden, Medill News Service
Immigration reform faces another setback as Eric Cantor resigns

Immigration reform faces another setback as Eric Cantor resigns

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) --Update on immigration reform and how the resignation of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor will affect the future of this issue
Christin Roby, Medill News Service
API: Oil exports good for most U.S. states

API: Oil exports good for most U.S. states

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) --Even states that don't produce much oil could benefit from the lifting of a 1970s-era export ban, a report prepared for the American Petroleum Institute says.
Daniel J. Graeber
#BringBackOurGirls -- then what?

#BringBackOurGirls -- then what?

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) --The #BringBackOurGirls hashtag has brought international attention to Boko Haram, but could hashtag make a difference in a region long beset by instability?
Sean Kennedy, Medill News Service

Syria: Strategic or tragic?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- There is agreement that more active engagement by the Obama administration from increasing humanitarian assistance to arming the Syrian opposition is needed and needed now.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Ben Bernanke takes post at Brookings Institution

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The Brookings Institution in Washington said Monday its newest employee is former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

China's think tanks, despite number, seen lacking in quality

BEIJING, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- China has the world's second-largest number of think tanks after the United States, but experts question their quality.

U.S. refiner backs oil export restrictions

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. refining company Valero said keeping crude oil produced in the United States in the domestic market shields the economy from overseas shocks.

Xinhua: U.S. oil boom most underreported story in 2013

WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- China's official news agency says the U.S. shale oil boom that will make it the world's top oil producer by next year was the most underreported story of 2013.

U.S. lags behind global average in population growth

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. population grew by 0.7 percent in 2013, while the global population was up 1.1 percent, the U.S. Census Bureau reported.
Iran FM: Iran could resume uranium enrichment quickly

Iran FM: Iran could resume uranium enrichment quickly

GENEVA, Switzerland, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif warned his country could resume 20 percent uranium enrichment in less than a day if talks fall apart.
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(L to R)Patricia Woertz, chairman of the Board of Directors, CEO and president of the Archer Daniels Midland Company, former President Bill Clinton, and Muhtar Kent, President and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, join a discussion panel called "creating Value for Business and Society" at the Broookings Institution in Washington on May 13, 2009. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)
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The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy organization based in Washington, D.C.

One of Washington's oldest think tanks, Brookings conducts research and education in the social sciences, primarily in economics, metropolitan policy, governance, foreign policy, and global economy and development. Their stated mission is to "provide innovative and practical recommendations that advance three broad goals: strengthen American democracy; foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans; and secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system."

Brookings states that its scholars "represent diverse points of view" and describes itself as non-partisan, while contemporary media descriptions of Brookings range from liberal to centrist to independent, reflecting its current researchers' positions and output.

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