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January 2, 2018

United States
The Missing Ingredients of Growth

This post is co-authored by Karen Karniol-Tambour, Head of Investment Research at Bridgewater Associates. Several positive macroeconomic trends suggest that the global economy could finally be in …

Graduating students arrive for commencement exercises at Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 20, 2013.

January 5, 2018

Iran
The Islamic Republic’s Power Centers

Who calls the shots in Iran on economic policy, security, and responding to domestic calls for reform? A look at the government's organization chart indicates how complicated the answer is.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, is the second-longest-serving head of state in the Middle East.

January 19, 2018

Russia
Containing Russia, Again: An Adversary Attacked the United States—It’s Time to Respond

The United States must respond to Russia's interference in the 2016 elections by pursuing a strategy of containment. Without a comprehensive response, Russia's meddling will continue.

Reuters

January 23, 2018

Renewable Energy
Trump's Solar Tariffs Create Far More Losers Than Winners

President Trump announced the first sweeping tariffs of his administration, enacting tariffs on solar panels and components from nearly every country in the world—but they create virtually no winners…

Solar Panel Tariffs

February 23, 2018

Russia
Cold War II

A quarter-century after the end of the Cold War, we unexpectedly find ourselves in a second one. The United States and its partners have a large stake in greater Russian restraint while Vladimir Puti…

Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin/Reuters

March 21, 2018

World Order
Liberal World Order, R.I.P.

The liberal world order is under threat from its principal architect: the United States.

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

April 4, 2018

Iran
Why Iran Won't Rush to a Bomb if Trump Pulls Out of the Nuclear Deal

With John Bolton’s appointment as national security adviser, the odds have significantly risen that President Trump will abandon his predecessor’s nuclear deal with Iran. But there’s no need for hyst…

Reuters

April 12, 2018

Trade
Trade With China Isn't Our Top Economic Challenge. Donald Trump Should Tackle Automation.

The Trump administration has threatened massive new tariffs against China, promising that protection against imports will bring greater fairness and prosperity to our economy. But these actions will …

AUtomation

March 21, 2016

Trade
The Long Fight Over Trade and Medicines

U.S. trade deals may not be spurring the large drug price increases and shifts away from lower-cost generics in U.S. trading partners that many predicted. 

May 9, 2018

Iran
Trump Pulled Out of the Iran Deal. What Now?

In any future talks on the nuclear program, the United States can’t exclude Iran’s regional behavior from consideration.

U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement