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August 29, 2017

China
The Global Economy’s New Rule-Maker

MILAN – In a recent commentary for the South China Morning Post, Helen Wong, HSBC’s chief executive for Greater China, shows that China’s rising generation of 400 million young consumers will soon ac…

A woman walks past the poster of a bank branch in Beijing, China.

June 22, 2017

South Africa
South Africa's Democratic Alliance Weathers Twitter Scandal

In a period of economic challenges and political scandals, South Africa’s constitutional and democratic institutions provide an essential rudder. Among those institutions are the opposition parties, …

South Africa's Democratic Alliance Mmusi Maimane

May 5, 2017

Japan
Japan’s Constitutional Debate Accelerates

This blog post is part of a series entitled Will the Japanese Change Their Constitution?, in which leading experts discuss the prospects for revising Japan’s postwar constitution. May 3rd was Cons…

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March 8, 2017

Japan
Japan: Women of Influence

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day. This comes five days after Japan’s Hinamatsuri, or Girls’ Day, the day in which the nation celebrates the bright future of its young daughters. On this s…

October 7, 2016

Human Rights
Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering from October 2 to October 8, was compiled…

Former U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres speaks during a debate in the United Nations General Assembly between candidates vying to be the next U.N. Secretary General at U.N. headquarters in New York

September 12, 2011

Economics
How Guatemala’s New Government Should Take on the Security Challenge

A man holds a symbol of the Patriot Party during a political rally in Solola (Jorge Lopez/Courtesy Reuters). Front-runner Otto Pérez Molina won 36% of the vote in first round of Guatemala’s presiden…

A man holds a symbol of the Patriot Party during a political rally in Solola (Jorge Lopez/Courtesy Reuters).

December 5, 2017

United States
The Status of Women in the Economy

The connection between women’s economic empowerment has been proven to be critical to economic growth and stability, but the share of women in the labor force has stagnated for two decades and signif…

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September 20, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa’s Changing Economic Landscape

This is a guest post by Allen Grane, research associate for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. Bloomberg Markets’ Michael Cohen and Helen Nyambura-Mwaura have analyzed the curr…

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