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December 8, 2017

Elections and Voting
Ten Elections to Watch in 2018

Millions of people around the world voted in elections this year. The French elected Emmanuel Macron president, while South Koreans elected Moon Jae-in president. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani won …

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November 16, 2017

Asia
American Asian Security Allies, Alas, Contribute More to Global Trade Imbalances Than China

One possible U.S. international economic policy towards Asia, broadly speaking, would be to seek to align with Asia’s other economies to put more pressure on China. Xi’s rhetorical commitment to g…

American Asian Security Allies, Alas, Contribute More to Global Trade Imbalances Than China

August 10, 2017

Gender
Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering August 4 to August 10, was compiled with …

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June 16, 2017

Climate Change
The United States Left the Paris Agreement. Good.

President Trump has announced the United States will leave the Paris climate agreement. It just might save the deal. 

President Trump announces U.S. exit from Paris Agreement

April 24, 2017

Monetary Policy
The Story in TIC Data Is That There Is Still No (New) Story

The basic constellation in the post-BoJ QQE, post-ECB QE world marked by large surpluses in Asia and Europe but not the oil-exporters has continued. Inflows from abroad have come into the U.S. corpo…

The Story in TIC Data Is That There Is Still No (New) Story

March 10, 2017

Puerto Rico
Getting Puerto Rico’s Fiscal Baseline Right

Developments in Puerto Rico are accelerating. The long-run fiscal plan is really a critical component of PROMESA—as it is intended to be a guide both for Puerto Rico’s annual budget and for any debt …

February 22, 2017

United States
U.S. Manufacturing Exports—Excluding NAFTA—Are Surprisingly Small

Take out U.S. exports of manufactures to Canada and Mexico, and the United States manufacturing exports to the world are about 3 percent of U.S. GDP.* Non-NAFTA manufacturing imports are over 7 pe…

U.S. Manufacturing Exports—Excluding NAFTA—Are Surprisingly Small

February 20, 2017

Elections and Voting
TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-four men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. If you are lucky enough…

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January 24, 2017

China
Chicken Feet And China: Back to the Future

Yes, this is a blog about chicken feet exports—technically, NAICS code 311615, "poultry processing." Welcome to the glamorous world of tit-for-tat trade spats. The biggest trade case of 2009 was t…

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December 28, 2016

United States
Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2016

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also a time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2016 who throu…

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