Joel Paque

Joel Paque

Posts by Joel Paque

  • June 12, 2012

    Admiral Stravridis Calls for Diplomacy, Development, and Defense

    Joel Paque | June 12, 2012

    The complex and changing threats of the 21st century demand a comprehensive approach to security and development. Admiral James Stravridis, Commander of the European Central Command and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, suggested that we must combine “combat and compassion.”

  • May 16, 2012

    Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Clears Congress

    Joel Paque, Meghan Simonds | May 16, 2012

    On the Senate floor yesterday, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), the Ranking Member of the State-Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, shared his view that the Ex-Im Bank “makes money, it doesn’t lose money” and “has been a sound way to get American made products into the international marketplace.” […]

  • May 9, 2012

    Creating American Jobs through Exports to Africa

    Joel Paque | May 9, 2012

    Promoting exports to Africa is the subject of recently introduced bipartisan and bicameral legislation aimed at creating American jobs. […]

  • April 27, 2012

    Secretary Clinton Discusses “Economic Statecraft”

    Joel Paque | April 27, 2012

    “We don’t have to choose between doing well and doing good. The only choice we have to make is to do better – do better in government, do better in business, do better in civil society. And one thing is clear: We cannot solve our problems or address our challenges without working together.”

  • April 25, 2012

    Keeping America Competitive in the World

    Joel Paque | April 25, 2012

    With this growth come real gains in human development.  The same World Bank report found the percentage of the population living on less than $1.25 a day fell from 58% in 1999 to 47.5% in 2008. While almost half the population living in poverty is...

  • April 10, 2012

    Support for Development and Diplomacy Broadening

    Joel Paque | April 10, 2012

    Although some in Washington say that “international affairs has no domestic constituency,” the range of voices in support of diplomacy and development suggest otherwise.

  • March 14, 2012

    Creating American Jobs Through Diplomacy and Development

    Joel Paque | March 14, 2012

    The Administrator of USAID talking about partnering with the private sector and increasing exports? The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce talking about why the Chamber supports the International Affairs Budget? You wouldn’t be wrong to wonder if somebody’s talking points got switched. But the reality is, both the development sector and the corporate sector know that they have mutual interests in promoting economic growth in today’s global economy.

  • February 2, 2012

    Competing in the Global Marketplace

    Joel Paque | February 2, 2012

    However, the report only briefly touches on another set of government tools essential to this conversation—the role of diplomacy and development in increasing U.S. competiveness abroad...

  • December 21, 2011

    An Opportunity in Egypt

    Joel Paque | December 21, 2011

    Uncertainty about Egypt’s future is high these days, with political violence marring the parliamentary elections less than a year from the initial events that led to the removal of Hosni Mubarak. […]

  • December 1, 2011

    MCC and the Arab Awakening

    Joel Paque | December 1, 2011

    It is less than a month until the first U.S. presidential primaries, but the past few weeks have seen momentous elections in some of the Arab Awakening countries, including Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco. […]