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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.

January 25, 2018

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Carlos Barria/Reuters What the Global Elite Can Learn From Donald Trump

Those attending Davos would be wise to realize that some of Trump’s populist message may be right. Likewise, the president must recognize that “making America great again” requires the U.S. to shape …

January 16, 2018

South Korea
The Winter Olympics and the Paradox of South Korea’s Global Reach and Its Regional Constraint The Winter Olympics and the Paradox of South Korea’s Global Reach and Its Regional Constraint

The war of words between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un in recent months has virtually drowned out the voice of South Korea, which has an existential stake in the avoidance of full-blown conflict on th…

November 7, 2017

Health
A man comforts his fiancée, a patient at a breast cancer clinic in Tehran, Iran. With little access to preventive and primary care, working-age people in poorer nations are more likely to develop and receive late diagnoses for breast cancer and other NCDs. The Changing Demographics of Global Health

Understanding the speed, scale, and drivers of the shift to noncommunicable diseases at the country level and estimating the preparedness of health systems for that shift is important for the health planning, budgeting, and policy formulation of national governments and donors.

February 13, 2018

Trade
Adapting International Trade Institutions to New Realities

International trade institutions should be reformed with a focus on increasing public support for the rules-orientated system.

April 1, 2001

International Law
Institutional Investors

Institutional Investors is the first and only comprehensive analysis of the global economic impact of the institutionalization of savings associated with the growth of pension funds, life insurance c…

December 21, 2017

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Leaders at the G7 meeting Ten Global Summits to Watch in 2018

In a new CFR Expert Brief, I list the ten global summits to watch in 2018. Is President Donald J. Trump’s America First approach to foreign policy compatible with international cooperation? That q…

May 19, 2010

Global
Global Security Institutions: The Nonproliferation Regime

A panel of experts debate the future of the nonproliferation regime as a global security institution.

January 26, 2018

United States
Trump at Davos Trump at Davos: Nationalism, Globalism, and American Sovereignty

Though declaring the United States "open for business," President Trump affirmed his preference for bilateral trade. And while trying to reassure the world that "America First does not mean America a…