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July 1, 1998

State and Local Governments
The Expanding Role of State and Local Governments in U.S. Foreign Affairs

Read an excerpt of The Expanding Role of State and Local Governments in U.S. Foreign Affairs. Throughout much of the world, two seemingly paradoxical trends are occurring simultaneously. Countries…

December 28, 2017

United States
Kohl 1989 Ten World Figures Who Died in 2017

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2017 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten worl…

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…

November 27, 2017

Turkey
Trump Erdogan Why Turkey Feels Burned by Trump

The Turks thought the president would be their friend. Instead, ties with Washington have only gotten worse. 

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

Russia
Twitter Russia Is the Strategic Corporal on Your Twitter Feed?

Understanding the levels of conflict—strategy, operations, and tactics—can help policymakers mitigate the effectiveness of a disinformation campaign. Russia's operation against the 2016 U.S. election…

March 2, 2018

Energy and Environment
Taming the Sun

Solar energy is the world’s cheapest and fastest-growing power source, but its rise is in danger of stalling. Varun Sivaram argues that realizing solar's potential will require innovation—creative fi…

February 23, 2018

Economics
Play Jim Yong Kim Human Capital and the Future of Economic Growth and Security

President of the World Bank Group Jim Yong Kim discusses strategies for promoting sustainable, inclusive economic growth, including the Bank Group’s newest initiative, the Human Capital Project, and …

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 22, 2018

Economics
Play World Economic Update 2018 World Economic Update

The World Economic Update highlights the quarter’s most important and emerging trends.