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August 8, 2016

Thailand’s Democratic Erosion

The adoption of the junta-drafted constitution is the latest episode in the deterioration of Thailand’s democratic system.

December 7, 2016

RTSBX10.jpg Cell Phones Without Factories: A Conversation with Tyler Cowen on International Economic Development

Tyler Cowen discusses the prospects for a “cell phones instead of automobile factories” model of economic growth and prosperity.

December 10, 2014

United Arab Emirates
The Middle East's Emerging Power The Rise Of The Emirates2 The Middle East’s Emerging Power: The Rise Of The Emirates

This article was originally published here on OctavianReport.com on Friday, December 5, 2014, and in the Fall 2014 issue of the Octavian Report. Back in the mid-2000s, Dubai was all the rage. Invest…

December 30, 2014

Beijing_Smog 2014: The Top Ten Stories in China’s Health Sector

1. China formally enters post-Global Fund era By the end of 2013, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria officially closed its portfolio in China. Having approved $1.81 billion to …

September 25, 2014

A Chinese national flag flutters  in front of  a GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) office building in Shanghai on July 12, 2013. Three Take-Home Messages From China’s Glaxo Verdict

The investigation of GlaxoSmithKline’s corruption scandal ended last Friday with China fining the British drug maker nearly $500 million. The verdict revealed three important messages that multinatio…

July 24, 2013

A flag (L) bearing the logo of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) flutters next to a Chinese national flag outside a GlaxoSmithKline office building in Shanghai on July 12, 2013. Knowing Autumn From a Falling Leaf: The GSK Probe and China’s Business Environment

There is a Chinese saying, Yi Ye Zhi Qiu, which means “Knowing that autumn is coming by seeing a single leaf fall.” This expression is fully applicable to the current business environment for foreign…

December 20, 2012

Social Issues
World Outlook for 2013

In this interview, CFR’s James Lindsay discusses three major foreign policy challenges confronting the United States in 2013, including tumult in the Middle East, rising tensions in East Asia, and th…

January 31, 2011

Food and Drug Safety: Policy Challenges in a Globalized Era

Experts review case studies that frame the complexities of the food and drug supply chains and the policies which need to be addressed in order to protect consumers from fraud and food outbreaks. Th…