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August 14, 2018

United States
The Unconstrained Presidency: Checks and Balances Eroded Long Before Trump

This article was originally published in Foreign Affairs.  In the age of Donald Trump, it often feels as though one individual has the power to chart the United States’ course in the world all by …

July 23, 2018

International Economic Policy
Dashboard 1 Is Trump Right About the Strong Dollar? Not According to Our Mini Mac Index.

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September 13, 2016

China
The Geo-Graphics Mini Mac Index Deep Fries the Big Mac Once Again The Geo-Graphics Mini Mac Index Deep Fries the Big Mac Once Again

    The “law of one price” holds that identical goods should trade for the same price in an efficient market.  But to what extent does it actually hold internationally? The Economist mag…

September 12, 2005

United States
Suzanne Helm Named New VP of Development

Council President Richard N. Haass named Suzanne E. Helm, an administrator with twenty years of experience in not-for-profit fundraising, as vice president of development. “We are thrilled that someo…

April 26, 2018

France
French President Emmanuel Macron addresses a joint meeting of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. on April 25, 2018. Emmanuel Macron and the Franco-American Ties That Bind

In an indirect rebuke to Trump, French President Macron staunchly defended multilateral cooperation as the only answer to the world’s ills in his congressional address, underscoring why France remain…

November 27, 2017

Turkey
Trump Erdogan Why Turkey Feels Burned by Trump

The Turks thought the president would be their friend. Instead, ties with Washington have only gotten worse. 

November 18, 2017

Zimbabwe
Mugabe and Mubarak

Robert Mugabe is finally falling from power, after 37 years of vicious dictatorship that ruined his country. Why now? Was it the destruction of the economy? Jailing too many opponents? Too much in…

July 1, 1998

State and Local Governments
The Expanding Role of State and Local Governments in U.S. Foreign Affairs

Read an excerpt of The Expanding Role of State and Local Governments in U.S. Foreign Affairs. Throughout much of the world, two seemingly paradoxical trends are occurring simultaneously. Countries…

July 19, 2017

Financial Markets
How Fairly Valued is China’s Currency? Big Mac and Mini Mac Square Off Again.

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July 12, 2017

Russia
Twitter Russia Is the Strategic Corporal on Your Twitter Feed?

Understanding the levels of conflict—strategy, operations, and tactics—can help policymakers mitigate the effectiveness of a disinformation campaign. Russia's operation against the 2016 U.S. election…