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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…

April 24, 2018

Brazil
A Petrobras refinery in Cubatao, Brazil. Brazil’s Corruption Fallout

Federal investigators in Brazil have uncovered corruption at the highest levels of the government and in the country’s largest corporations.

March 14, 2018

China
Xi Jinping stands before delegates at the closing session of the nineteenth National Congress of the Communist Party of China. The Chinese Communist Party

The Chinese Communist Party faces a host of pressing domestic and international policy issues as it transitions to a new generation of leaders.

February 20, 2018

India
Workers install photovoltaic solar panels at the Gujarat solar park under construction in Charanka village, in Patan district of the western Indian state of Gujarat, India, April 14, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave Still Shining? Our Third Annual Review on Solar Scale-up in India

This guest post is co-authored by Joshua Busby, associate professor of public affairs at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the LBJ School at the University of Texas a…

February 13, 2018

United States
FA MA 2018 Cover Walking Away From World Order: Weighing Trump’s First Year of Foreign Policy

“Nobody really knew what to expect when Donald Trump became U.S. president. Would he disrupt the status quo or maintain it? Blow himself up or escape unscathed? One year in, the answer is yes,” write…

January 23, 2018

Renewable Energy
Solar Panel Tariffs Trump's Solar Tariffs Create Far More Losers Than Winners

President Trump announced the first sweeping tariffs of his administration, enacting tariffs on solar panels and components from nearly every country in the world—but they create virtually no winners…

April 7, 2016

Economics
An operator inspects equipment used to fabricate the most efficient solar cells in the world, jointly developed by SolarJunction and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Daniel Derkacs/SolarJunction). Why Solar Will Need to Cost 25¢ Per Watt by 2050, And How the Industry Might Get There

This post is co-written with Shayle Kann, senior vice president of research at Greentech Media. For solar power to become truly mainstream, how much should it cost? And is the industry on track to…

June 1, 2018

Food and Water Security
Play Countdown to Day Zero: Water Scarcity and Security Countdown to Day Zero: Water Scarcity and Security

Panelists discuss the causes of water crises, the threat they pose to stability and security, and policy options to address them.

March 1, 1998

Financial Markets
Transatlantic Economic Relations in the Post-Cold War Era

This book's American and European authors consider four aspects of the transatlantic economic relationship and its future. Specifically, will conflict or cooperation dominate in the coming years? Wil…

April 9, 2018

North Korea
Play North Korean leader Kim Jong Un U.S.-North Korea Relations: Any Progress on Nonproliferation Efforts?

Mike Mullen and Victor Cha discuss the status of U.S.-North Korea relations, nuclear security, and non-proliferation one and a half year's after the task force report was released.