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February 22, 2018

Puerto Rico
Counting Chickens Long Before They Hatch: Should Hurricane Maria Be Modeled as a Positive Growth Shock for Puerto Rico? Counting Chickens Long Before They Hatch: Should Hurricane Maria Be Modeled as a Positive Growth Shock for Puerto Rico?

Puerto Rico’s latest fiscal plan appears to use a best case scenario as its base case. It consequently doesn’t provide a realistic benchmark for evaluating Puerto Rico’s long-run capacity to pay.

September 15, 2016

Europe
Do Not Count (European) Fiscal Chickens Before They Hatch

The Wall Street Journal, building on a point made by Peterson’s Jacob Kirkegaard, seems convinced that the policy mood has shifted, and Europe is now poised to use fiscal policy to support its recove…

March 1, 2018

Trade
A worker checks steel wires at a warehouse in Dalian, Liaoning province, China. Donald Trump, Steel Tariffs, and the Costs of Chaos

Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum is the most significant set of U.S. import restrictions in nearly half a century. It will have huge consequences for the global trading…

December 27, 2017

United States
American obituaries Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2017

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2017 who through…

August 4, 2017

Cybersecurity
Apple in China Cyber Week in Review: August 4, 2017

This week: Apple in China, reforming the way law enforcement accesses data, and blogging regulations in Russia.

June 26, 2017

Saudi Arabia
BinSalmanKSA Saudi Arabia's Untested New Crown Prince: Mohammed Bin Salman Has High Hopes, But Rises to Power at a Dangerous Moment

King Salman's son Mohammed is now the desert kingdom's dominant figure—and the challenges before him are huge.

April 12, 2017

Monetary Policy
When Did China “Manipulate” Its Currency? When Did China “Manipulate” Its Currency?

There is no single definition of manipulation, to be sure—so no way of definitively answering the question. Over the last ten or so years, manipulation has been equated with "buying foreign exchange …

October 24, 2016

Egypt
bp10242016 Thinking About Culture and the Middle East

Can observers incorporate culture into their analyses of the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy toward the region?

December 6, 2017

United States
Play Session I Hacked Cybersecurity Threats to the Integrity of U.S. Elections

The panelists will provide an overview of the complex problems facing election cybersecurity and offer recommendations to protect the integrity of elections from cyber threats.

January 28, 2013

Education
Renewing-America-DREAM-Act-20130128b Immigration Reform: Five Years Later, Five Big Challenges

It has been more than five years since the last congressional effort at comprehensive immigration reform dissolved in acrimony. Since that time, the U.S. government has deported nearly 2 million unau…