July 5, 2018
NATO is girding up for what some believe is a new Cold War with Russia, but President Trump’s criticism of longtime allies has unsettled the twenty-nine-member bloc.
June 15, 2018
Differences over Taiwan’s status fuel tensions between the island and mainland, yet cross-strait economic ties continue to deepen.
March 8, 2018
President Trump has proposed steel and aluminum tariffs, citing U.S. national security interests. Some experts argue that his plan could provoke retaliation from countries like China, or even a trade war.
February 21, 2018
Backgrounder examines the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which may now be imperiled by mutual suspicion between Russia and the United States.
January 19, 2018
The Trump administration has rolled back some of President Obama’s policies normalizing ties with Cuba.
January 5, 2018
President Trump and Republican lawmakers say their tax legislation will increase the global competitiveness of U.S. businesses, but experts are divided over whether it will spur growth, and many are …
October 17, 2017
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.
January 31, 2017
President Donald Trump’s rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has intensified debate over U.S. trade policy and its far-reaching effects.
January 30, 2017
President Donald J. Trump has wide latitude to enact the sweeping changes to U.S. foreign policy that he has promised, but his executive authority is constrained by congressional legislation, treaty …
October 12, 2016
The manipulation of interbank lending rates by a host of global financial institutions could have significant repercussions for financial markets, consumer loans, and regulatory policy.