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Jun 6, 2017

China
ZTE Huawei Logos Beijing's Silk Road Goes Digital

Rachel Brown is a research associate in Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. The pageantry at last month’s Belt and Road Forum in Beijing highlighted the two major prongs of China’s B…

Nov 6, 2013

Immigration and Migration
Legatum6 - LAM How Latin America Fares in the Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index

The Legatum Institute, a London-based policy organization, just published its annual Prosperity Index. Using eighty-nine indicators across eight indices—economy, entrepreneurship and opportunity, gov…

Mar 27, 2017

United States
BP03272017 Bill Maher Makes Us Dumber: How Ignorance, Fear and Stupid Pop-Culture Clichés Shape Americans’ View of the Middle East

Americans used to be just ignorant about Muslims and the Middle East. Now we're also fearful, stupid and wrong.

Mar 9, 2017

China
Asia China India Japan H-1B Li Keqiang Visas Trump’s Attack on H-1B Visas: A Boon for Asia?

Rachel Brown is a research associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. This is the third part of a series on migration trends in India and China. India’s outsourcing and IT secto…

Feb 27, 2017

Saudi Arabia
BP02272017 Should the U.S. Maintain its Alliance With Saudi Arabia? Unfortunately, We’re Stuck With Them

Our unhappy marriage with Saudi Arabia will probably endure—because the Saudis can’t be trusted on their own.

Jan 26, 2017

Americas
Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto (R) gestures as Mexico's Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong applauds during the XXXVIII Session of the National Council of Public Security at the National Palace in Mexico City, August 21, 2015. A Mexican government auditor on Friday exonerated Pena Nieto and his finance minister from any wrongdoing over purchases of homes from public contractors, but opposition lawmakers poured scorn over the bid to lay the scandal to rest (Reuters/Edgard Garrido). Mexico Plummets in Annual Corruption Rankings

Transparency International yesterday released its annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) that ranks 176 countries on a scale from zero (highly corrupt) to one-hundred (very clean), based on the op…

Jan 26, 2017

Mexico
mexico-corruption-index-cropped Mexico Plummets in Annual Corruption Rankings

Transparency International yesterday released its annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) that ranks 176 countries on a scale from zero (highly corrupt) to one-hundred (very clean), based on the op…

Sep 27, 2016

Trade
reuters-rtr4bt5t-new-size A Winning Trade Policy for the United States

The Renewing America initiative is releasing today a new paper entitled, “A Winning Trade Policy for the United States,” co-authored by myself and CFR adjunct senior fellow Robert Litan. The paper is…

May 31, 2016

Trade
RTSDJ0P Spence Reigniting Emerging-Economy Growth

HONG KONG – It is no secret that emerging economies are facing serious challenges, which have undermined their once-explosive growth and weakened their development prospects. Whether they return to t…

Sep 22, 2016

Afghanistan War
Afghanistan at an Inflection Point

Afghanistan’s unity government has made progress on reform but remains dogged by endemic corruption and a resilient insurgency.