Biden to announce funding to bolster democracy globally at second US-led summit

President Biden will address Wednesday at the second US-led democracy summit to strengthen unity among democratic governments around the world amid war in Ukraine and fears of setbacks even among some allies. and Biden plans to announce up to $690 million in funding for the president’s initiative for the democratic renewal of the administration, according […]

What can be salvaged from Biden’s Democracy Summit

Ask anyone working privately on democracy issues about President Biden’s democracy summit, and you’ll get wide-eyed reviews followed by unflattering reviews, including from U.S. government officials. I have also criticized aspects of the Summit. Organizations and decision-making processes are disorganized, opaque, and inclusive.Participant selection made confusing and arbitraryNon-state actors — civil society, political parties, the […]

FAA investigates another close call, this time at Reagan National Airport, ahead of safety summit

Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz asked Acting Federal Aviation Administration Director Billy Nollen during a hearing about the recent near-miss at Austin Airport on Wednesday and played a video based on flight records. The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating a recent approach call between two planes at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. […]

Energy leaders at Houston summit should embrace energy and climate security

World Energy Leaders Gather in Houston CERA Week Energy Conference — the premier event on the industry calendar — is at a crossroads. Not only are they eager to talk about innovative new solutions to stem the devastating effects of a warming planet, but they also talk about increasing oil and gas production to meet […]

Kerry to serve in climate envoy role at least through COP28 summit in November

John Kerry, the US President’s Special Envoy for Climate Affairs, said in a new interview: boston globe He told President Biden that he could do his part until at least the UN climate summit in November. “I have enough unfinished business that I felt it was inappropriate to walk away from at this point,” he […]