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March 1, 2018

Trade
Donald Trump, Steel Tariffs, and the Costs of Chaos

Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum is the most significant set of U.S. import restrictions in nearly half a century. It will have huge consequences for the global trading…

A worker checks steel wires at a warehouse in Dalian, Liaoning province, China.

August 31, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Codel to West Africa

With the exception of U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Halley, the Trump administration has shown little interest in Africa. It has been very slow to make Africa-related appointments: there is still n…

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July 17, 2017

Digital Policy
Report Watch Vol. III: State Control of Online Content

A look at the latest digital and cyber scholarship: computational propaganda, trolls in China, and internet censorship.

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July 6, 2017

Donald Trump
Trump in Warsaw: Introducing “Nationalist Internationalism”

In his major speech in Poland today, President Donald J. Trump pledged that the United States will work with its allies to defend “Western civilization” from “dire threats to our security and way of …

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April 24, 2017

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: April 15- April 21

  Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from April 15 to April 21, 2017. This update also represents violence related to…

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November 9, 2016

Trade
Trump and U.S. Trade Policy: What's Known is Scary, What's Not May be Worse

For the past two decades, the central question in U.S. trade policy has been whether the government could continue to move forward in liberalizing trade. The answer was usually yes, but slowly. For t…

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January 25, 2017

China
Open Questions about Latin American Relations During the Trump Administration

We know very little about who will run Western Hemisphere affairs under the Trump administration. So far, the only named appointees are Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and National Security Co…

U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto walk out after finishing a press conference at the Los Pinos residence in Mexico City, Mexico, August 31, 2016 (Reuters/Henry Romero).

November 15, 2016

China
China, Manipulation, Day One, the 1988 Trade Act, and the Bennet Amendment

President-elect Trump has said that he plans to declare China a currency manipulator on day one. I am among those who think this is a bad idea. This isn’t the right time to signal that China’s lon…

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November 25, 2016

Wars and Conflict
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Today, November 25, is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, an internationally recognized day to elevate combating violence against women on the international development …

Members of AISA shout slogans as they hold placards during a protest outside police headquarters in New Delhi

June 10, 2015

Americas
Loan Guarantees and Financial Inclusion in the Developing World

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Gary Ford, chief executive o…

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