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January 23, 2018

Immigration and Migration
 African migrant holds a European Union flag Making Migration Work

The UN is right to underscore the benefits of broad-based international cooperation on migration, particularly regarding measures that could, over time, reduce migrant flows by improving conditions i…

January 2, 2018

Economics
Graduating students arrive for commencement exercises at Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 20, 2013. The Missing Ingredients of Growth

This post is co-authored by Karen Karniol-Tambour, Head of Investment Research at Bridgewater Associates. Several positive macroeconomic trends suggest that the global economy could finally be in …

November 28, 2017

Economics
G20-Leaders-Summit-Germany-World-Economy The Global Economy in 2018

The global economy will confront serious challenges in the months and years ahead, and looming in the background is a mountain of debt that makes markets nervous—and that thus increases the system's vulnerability to destabilizing shocks. Yet the baseline scenario seems to be one of continuity, with no obvious convulsions on the horizon.

October 24, 2017

China
China's President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang Empowering China’s New Miracle Workers

China’s success in the next five years will depend largely on how well the government manages the tensions underlying its complex agenda. In particular, China’s leaders will need to balance a muscula…

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…

September 26, 2017

Economics
Reuters/Rio De Janeiro/Brazil Tackling Non-Inclusive Growth

Rigorous research on the causes and consequences of unequally distributed growth is necessary to identify solutions. But the best analysis means little in the absence of hands-on consensus-building a…

August 29, 2017

China
A woman walks past the poster of a bank branch in Beijing, China. The Global Economy’s New Rule-Maker

MILAN – In a recent commentary for the South China Morning Post, Helen Wong, HSBC’s chief executive for Greater China, shows that China’s rising generation of 400 million young consumers will soon ac…

July 2, 2018

Nigeria
Nigeria

John Campbell and Matthew Page provide an overview of the politics, history, and culture of Nigeria, including the threat of Boko Haram and religious conflicts.

January 11, 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.

August 2, 2017

Economics
Protester Removed from Trump Rally Reuters Explaining Global Recovery Amid Political Recession

MILAN – In the summer, as life slows down, there is space to reflect on fundamental issues. One of the key puzzles occupying my mind of late is the disconnect between widespread political dysfunction…