June 20, 2019
The role of the Federal Reserve has transformed in the past decade, as it has deployed trillions of dollars to boost the U.S. economy while expanding its regulatory oversight of the nation’s financia…
March 8, 2019
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.
June 15, 2018
Demand has skyrocketed for cobalt, focusing attention on its complex and controversial supply chain. The mineral is an important component in lithium-ion batteries, which power everything from electric cars to smartphones.
July 25, 2016
This regularly updated guide features transcripts from the Republican and Democratic presidential debates as well as select foreign policy speeches, op-eds, and interviews of the candidates.
October 28, 2015
Projected capital outflows are placing pressure on the currencies of some of the world most dynamic emerging markets.
September 4, 2014
The Muslim separatist group, based in the Xinjiang province in northwest China, presents a heightening security challenge for Beijing.
December 10, 2013
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank"), signed into law in July 2010, is one of the most significant regulatory reform measures since the Great Depression.
October 4, 2013
As the U.S. approaches the deadline to raise its debt limit, economists warn of a fiscal crisis and steeply higher borrowing costs for U.S. businesses and homeowners, explains this Backgrounder.
November 2, 2012
Spending on research and development is important to a globally competitive economy, but a crucial U.S. advantage appears to be eroding.
October 18, 2010
With U.S. unemployment and high debt threatening Americans at home and U.S. power abroad, this Backgrounder looks at congressional candidates’ difficulty in articulating policies that balance job cre…