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January 5, 2023

United States
The Economic Agenda After the Midterms

Following the 2022 midterms, control of Congress is split. Can both parties compromise to get any economic legislation passed?

U.S. President Joe Biden signs the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, U.S. November 15, 2021.

October 3, 2022

United Kingdom
King Charles III and the Future of the Commonwealth

As King Charles III ascends to the British throne after the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Commonwealth countries are debating whether to follow Barbados, which broke ties with the Crown in 2021. Why…

Play

September 9, 2022

United Kingdom
What Will King Charles III Mean for the British Monarchy Overseas?

The succession from Queen Elizabeth II to Charles could accelerate anti-monarchy movements in countries where the Crown is still head of state.

January 20, 2023

United States
What Happens When the U.S. Hits Its Debt Ceiling?

As the U.S. government grapples with another deadline to increase its debt limit, economists warn that a possible default could have disastrous economic consequences. 

An exterior view of the Capitol dome with storm clouds in the background.

September 19, 2022

United States
Laura D. Tyson: California Capitalism’s Successes and Challenges

California Capitalism's greatest successes are in education, health and climate.  Its greatest challenges are inequality and affordable housing.

Gavin Newsom

April 5, 2022

Japan
Glen S. Fukushima: Japanese Capitalism and Its Lessons for the United States

Among G7 countries, Japan and the United States are the polar extremes in the type of capitalisms they represent. Although Japan today faces challenges of its own, its experience offers some lessons …

Japan LDP debate organized by younger and female members

October 11, 2022

United States
Renewing America by Improving College Completion Rates

Discussions about President Biden's recent student debt relief announcement should shine a light on the growing problem of low completion rates in higher education. 

Howard University

October 17, 2022

China
Joshua Kurlantzick: My Previous Book on State Capitalism in China—Right Idea, Wildly Underestimated

Chinese President Xi Jinping has gone much further than analysts had predicted he would in state control of the private sector in China and departure from a consensus based authoritarian system to on…

Xi Jinping

February 25, 2022

Wars and Conflict
TPI Special: The War in Ukraine, With Charles A. Kupchan

Charles A. Kupchan, senior fellow at CFR and professor of international affairs at Georgetown University, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its sweeping rami…

Podcast A woman with two children and carrying bags walk on a street to leave Ukraine after crossing the Slovak-Ukrainian border in Ubla, eastern Slovakia, close to the Ukrainian city of Welykyj Beresnyj, on February 25, 2022, following Russia's invasion of the Ukraine.

September 6, 2022

United States
Three Questions About Student Debt Forgiveness

What is the rationale behind President Biden's recent student debt relief announcement, who benefits and pays for it, and finally, what might be some unintended consequences from it?

Pres. Biden speaks on student debt relief