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November 14, 2016

United States
Play RTSJPLX_EC.jpg A Conversation With Secretary Robert A. McDonald

Robert A. McDonald reflects on his time in office as well as his views on the challenges and priorities for veterans affairs under the new U.S. administration.

September 20, 2017

United States
A representative of indigenous Peruvian people attends the World Climate Change Conference 2015 in Le Bourget, France, on December 1, 2015. If the United States Steps Back, Can Innovative Global Governance Step Forward?

The following is a guest post by Deborah Avant, director of the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver; Mil…

July 19, 2017

Financial Markets
How Fairly Valued is China’s Currency? Big Mac and Mini Mac Square Off Again.

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July 12, 2017

China
A Chinese worker looks on as locals cross a construction site in Viana, Angola. China in Africa

China has become Africa’s largest trade partner and has greatly expanded its economic ties to the continent, but its growing activities there have raised questions about its noninterference policy.  …

June 30, 2010

China
Germany’s Thomas Mueller shoots to score his team’s fourth goal against England during a 2010 World Cup second round soccer match at Free State stadium in Bloemfontein June 27, 2010.   McDonald’s vs. Yingli Solar

Darren Staples/Courtesy Reuters I like McDonald’s. In fact, I may be one of the few people who actually enjoys seeing, and occasionally eating at, the golden arches when I travel in Asia. However, w…

June 2, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Steven A. Cook Recounts the Failure of the Middle East Uprisings in New Book, “False Dawn”

June 1, 2017—More than half a decade after people across the Middle East poured into the streets to demand change, hopes for democracy in the region have all but disappeared in a maelstrom of violenc…

January 19, 2017

Financial Markets
Mini Mac Trumps the Big Mac

The “law of one price” holds that identical goods should trade for the same price in an efficient market.  But how well does it actually hold internationally? The Economist magazine’s famous Big Mac …

February 7, 2018

Economics
Play Google sign A Conversation With Google's Hal Varian

The Robert B. Menschel Economics Symposium generates critical thinking about the consequences of herd mentality behavior in global economics.

September 13, 2016

China
The Geo-Graphics Mini Mac Index Deep Fries the Big Mac Once Again The Geo-Graphics Mini Mac Index Deep Fries the Big Mac Once Again

    The “law of one price” holds that identical goods should trade for the same price in an efficient market.  But to what extent does it actually hold internationally? The Economist mag…

April 5, 2010

Development
Spending So That Haiti Is ’Built Back Better’

The $9.9 billion pledged toward Haitian reconstruction at last week’s donors’ conference will be ineffective without insisting that funding for housing and jobs be wedded to overall goals for Haitian…