March 13, 2019
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.
March 8, 2019
A growing number of countries are legalizing same-sex marriage amid a steady advance in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights, but opposition remains strong in many countries.
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.
March 7, 2019
President Trump is rolling back some of his predecessor’s Cuba policies, likely closing out a historic period of détente between the two longtime adversaries.
November 1, 2017
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations brings together disparate neighbors to address economic, security, political, and social issues, but its impact remains limited.
February 25, 2019
Kim Jong-un hopes a summit with President Trump will lead to sanctions relief, while experts disagree over whether increased pressure would push Pyongyang toward denuclearization.
February 21, 2019
China’s Belt and Road Initiative is the most ambitious infrastructure investment effort in history. But is it also a plan to remake the global balance of power?
February 7, 2019
Since its founding in 1944, the World Bank has evolved from a lender focused on European reconstruction to the preeminent international institution for economic development and poverty reduction.
January 24, 2019
The Group of Seven serves as a forum for highly industrialized democracies to coordinate economic, security, and energy policy, but the Trump administration has provoked questions about the group’s c…
Venezuela’s descent into economic and political chaos in recent years is a cautionary tale of the dangerous influence that resource wealth can have on developing countries.