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March 30, 2006

United States
Read Barry Eichengreen

Eichengreen provides the best summary I have seen of competing views on the sustainability of large US trade deficits, along with the impact of sustained trade deficts on US external debt and the inv…

December 5, 2012

China
Labor Data Show That China Is a Bubble Waiting to Burst Labor Data Show That China Is a Bubble Waiting to Burst

China “may have” overinvested to the tune of 12-20% of gross domestic product (GDP) between 2007 and 2011 – this is the diplomatically worded conclusion of a working paper released last week by th…

March 29, 2012

Trade
Carbon capture test project at a West Virginia power plant of American Electric Power (AEP).  The project was co-funded by the Department of Energy, but halted last year (AEP/Courtesy Reuters). Morning Brief: EPA Proposes Greenhouse Gas Limits on New Plants

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed limits for carbon dioxide emissions of new power plants (NYT). The rules will require future power plants to restrict emissions to less than 1,000 p…

April 12, 2013

Immigration and Migration
Immigration - LAM Silicon Valley Takes on Immigration Reform

As the U.S. Congress looks to embark on immigration reform soon, many things have changed since the last try in 2007. One of the most important is the role of business—which is increasingly vocal and…

August 31, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa Voters South Africa: Fat Politicians and Thin Voters

A month after the governing African National Congress (ANC) lost heavily in South Africa’s municipal elections, the party is at war with itself. From my perspective, the struggle is between democrati…

April 13, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
ANC_Flag Fissures Within South Africa’s Governing Party

South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC) has long been a big tent, with its membership united by opposition to apartheid and, less salient, support for “nonracial” democracy. Conventi…

September 21, 2015

Gender
A worker replaces a candle in a lantern in front of The Imperial Vault of Heaven at the Temple of He.. Twenty Years Later, We Build on Beijing

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Mary Ellen Iskenderian, pres…

August 25, 2015

China
Rescue workers wearing chemical protective suits walk at the site of the explosions at the Binhai new district in Tianjin, China, August 14, 2015. Rescuers on Friday pulled one survivor from the wreckage of a warehouse in northeast China's Tianjin that was hit by two massive blasts, a city official told reporters at a briefing. REUTERS/Jason Lee What’s Missing in the China Story?

Over the past month, there has been a lot of “China drama.” The volatility in the Chinese stock market, the yuan devaluation, and now the Tianjin warehouse explosion have all raised China chatter to …

June 19, 2015

People check books at a new mobile library for beach visitors initiated by the Tel Aviv municipality on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea in Tel Aviv July 9, 2013. What’s Worth Reading This Summer?

CFR.org editor Bob McMahon and I sat down yesterday to record the annual summer reading episode of CFR’s “The World Next Week” podcast. Our good friend and colleague, Janine Davidson, joined us for t…

March 5, 2015

United States
Vietnam-War-Songs The Twenty Best Vietnam Protest Songs

Sunday marks fifty years since the first U.S. combat troops arrived in South Vietnam. To mark the anniversary of the war that changed America, I am doing a series of posts on the best histories, memo…