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May 9, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria-President-Buhari-Health Buhari’s Health Reemerging as a Factor in 2019 Nigerian Elections

Buhari will have been in London on medical leave for more than 170 days since he was inaugurated president in 2015. In other words, out of just over one thousand days in office, he will have spent around 15 percent of his time receiving medical treatment abroad.

April 19, 2018

World Order
People wait in line to attend a technology job fair in Los Angeles. Working on World Order: Help Wanted for Twenty-First Century U.S. Leadership

A new Council on Foreign Relations Independent Task Force report offers recommendations for mitigating technology-induced disruption to the domestic economy and U.S.-led international order. 

March 23, 2018

Japan
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Abenomics and the Japanese Economy

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has introduced audacious economic policies to combat deflation, but the U.S. withdrawal from TPP and other factors have complicated his efforts.

March 12, 2018

Haiti
Two men overlook Port-au-Prince in the wake of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake of 2010. Haiti’s Troubled Path to Development

Hobbled by foreign interventions, political instability, and natural disasters, the former French colony has long suffered from underdevelopment.

March 8, 2018

United States
Steel production in China The Risks of U.S. Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

President Trump has proposed steel and aluminum tariffs, citing U.S. national security interests. Some experts argue that his plan could provoke retaliation from countries like China, or even a trade war.

May 21, 2012

Trade
An aerial shot from August 2007 of the ArcelorMittal Steel Mill in East Chicago, a few miles from the Burns Harbor site. (John Gress/Courtesy Reuters) Morning Brief: Foreign Investment Revives Indiana Steel Mill

Foreign investment and productivity improvements revived an Indiana steel mill (WSJ). In 2008, Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal “twinned” the Burns Harbor plant with one in Ghent, Belgium. Burns Harbor…

January 22, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
child bride india Human Trafficking and Slavery in the 21st Century

A new CFR Infoguide sheds light on the causes and costs of modern slavery around the world, which includes bonded labor, domestic servitude, sexual exploitation, and forced marriage.

November 8, 2017

Cybersecurity
WhatsApp Building a Defensible Cyberspace

It is commonly understood that cyberspace favors attackers over the defenders. A new report argues that flipping the offense-defence balance is possible. 

October 2, 2017

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Before Maria Puerto Rico Before Maria

My new discussion paper with Greg Makoff on economic and demographic trends in Puerto Rico.

October 10, 2017

Puerto Rico
What Puerto Rico Tells Us About Global Trade What Puerto Rico Tells Us About Global Trade

Trade in tax often trumps trade in tasks.