March 13, 2018
With President Donald Trump launching NAFTA negotiations and criticizing the WTO, international trade dispute forums are under increasing scrutiny.
Comprehensive immigration reform has eluded Congress for years, moving controversial policy decisions into the executive and judicial branches of government.
March 12, 2018
Hobbled by foreign interventions, political instability, and natural disasters, the former French colony has long suffered from underdevelopment.
February 8, 2018
China is North Korea’s biggest trade partner and has leverage over Kim Jong-un’s regime, yet its policies focus more on border stability than nuclear threat.
January 19, 2018
The costs of hosting the Olympics have skyrocketed, while the economic benefits are far from clear. This has led to fewer states interested in playing host and a search for options to lighten the bur…
January 12, 2018
Amid deliberations over President Trump’s first budget, debate has intensified over how to improve the nation’s infrastructure, as analysts say U.S. transportation, water, and other systems face majo…
January 3, 2018
North Korea continues to endure economic sanctions, suggesting that enforcement has not been strong enough to pressure Pyongyang into negotiations on its nuclear program.
July 18, 2017
The U.S. water system, among the safest and most reliable in the world, is central to the nation’s economy, but chronic underinvestment, increasing demand, and worsening droughts have revealed weakne…
June 22, 2017
Hong Kong has certain political and economic freedoms based on China’s “one country, two systems” principle, but the city’s political evolution is challenging its relationship with the mainland.
May 30, 2017
The G7 serves as a forum for highly industrialized democracies to coordinate economic, security, and energy policy, but the new U.S. administration has stirred questions about the group’s cohesion an…