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November 29, 2012

United States
Ten Whats With...Gregory D. Johnsen

Gregory D. Johnsen is a former Fulbright fellow in Yemen and currently a PhD candidate in Near Eastern studies at Princeton University. He is the author of The Last Refuge: Yemen, al-Qaeda, and Ameri…

Yemen

September 13, 2016

China
The Geo-Graphics Mini Mac Index Deep Fries the Big Mac Once Again

    The “law of one price” holds that identical goods should trade for the same price in an efficient market.  But to what extent does it actually hold internationally? The Economist mag…

The Geo-Graphics Mini Mac Index Deep Fries the Big Mac Once Again

February 7, 2020

Asia
CFR Mini Mac Index Suggests ‘Currency Manipulation’ Charges Trumped Up

The “law of one price” holds that identical goods should trade for the same price in an efficient market. But how well does it actually hold internationally?

August 6, 2019

United States
“Mini Mac” Shows China’s Currency Shifting Into Undervaluation

The “law of one price” holds that identical goods should trade for the same price in an efficient market. But how well does it actually hold internationally? The Economist magazine’s Big Mac Index us…

September 18, 2018

United States
The United States Air Force Celebrates Its 71st Birthday Today

The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 71 years-old today. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially founding a …

Air Force Birthday 2018

July 23, 2018

International Economic Policy
Is Trump Right About the Strong Dollar? Not According to Our Mini Mac Index.

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Dashboard 1

April 26, 2018

France
Emmanuel Macron and the Franco-American Ties That Bind

In an indirect rebuke to Trump, French President Macron staunchly defended multilateral cooperation as the only answer to the world’s ills in his congressional address, underscoring why France remain…

French President Emmanuel Macron addresses a joint meeting of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. on April 25, 2018.

November 27, 2017

Turkey
Why Turkey Feels Burned by Trump

The Turks thought the president would be their friend. Instead, ties with Washington have only gotten worse. 

Trump Erdogan

December 4, 2017

China
China’s Artificial Intelligence Strategy Poses a Credible Threat to U.S. Tech Leadership

Absent new funding and a strategic vision, the United States might lose the race for supremacy in artificial intelligence research to China.

AlphaGo

July 19, 2017

Financial Markets
How Fairly Valued is China’s Currency? Big Mac and Mini Mac Square Off Again.

The “law of one price” holds that identical goods should trade for the same price in an efficient market. But how well does it actually hold internationally? The Economist magazine’s famous Big Mac I…