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October 17, 2017

United States
Chinese steel factory The U.S. Trade Deficit: How Much Does It Matter?

President Trump has made reducing the U.S. trade deficit a priority, blaming trade deals like NAFTA, but economists disagree over how policymakers should respond.

August 31, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Senator-Coons-West-Africa-CODEL Codel to West Africa

With the exception of U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Halley, the Trump administration has shown little interest in Africa. It has been very slow to make Africa-related appointments: there is still n…

October 2, 2017

Play A Conversation with Alan Peter Cayetano A Conversation With Alan Peter Cayetano

Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano discusses the Philippines’ foreign policy strategy under President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the country’s regional role in southeast Asia, and the relationship between the U…

July 14, 2017

TurkeyCoupAttempt First, They Came for the Gulenists

Erdogan isn’t the root of Turkey’s troubles. It’s a deep-seated cycle of repression and revenge—with no end in sight.

October 25, 2016

Political History and Theory
allen Military Endorsements and Civ-Mil Relations: A Conversation with Peter Feaver

Last week, I spoke with Peter Feaver, professor of political science and public policy at Duke University and fellow columnist on ForeignPolicy.com. We talk about how he became interested as a grad s…

May 22, 2012

Co-founder of PayPal Peter Thiel speaks during a news conference in Washington in October 2011 (Yuri Gripas/Courtesy Reuters). Peter Thiel and the Great College Debate

Should more Americans go to college? I would have thought the answer is an unequivocal yes. The evidence is overwhelming that college graduates have lower unemployment rates, earn far more money, and…

June 21, 2017

Pope Demands Obedience From Nigerian Catholics Pope Demands Obedience From Nigerian Catholics

Pope Francis has demanded that priests of the Roman Catholic diocese of Ahiara accept the bishop appointed by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012 and that each priest in the diocese write him a personal letter…

May 5, 2000

Sustainable Development and the Open-Door Policy in China

How can one best explain China's remarkable economic growth during twenty-one years and its rise from autarky to world economic power? The exercise requires chutzpah; it demands simplification; it cr…

June 7, 2017

Robots and Artificial Intelligence
AI for Good Global Summit The Inaugural AI for Good Global Summit Is a Milestone but Must Focus More on Risks

The following is a guest post by Kyle Evanoff, research associate for International Economics and U.S. Foreign Policy.   Today through Friday, artificial intelligence (AI) experts are meeting w…

June 7, 2017

Theresa May What's at Stake in the UK Elections?

As the United Kingdom recovers from a string of terror attacks, the country’s parliamentary elections could determine the course of its Brexit negotiations, trade and economic policy, internal border…