December 13, 2017
In a year of tumult, were there any positive trends? Experts point to a number of areas where progress was made, from reducing child mortality and poverty to improving women’s rights.
February 26, 2007
Daniel J. Ikenson and Robert E. Lighthizer debate the mechanism for adjudicating trade arguments.
August 7, 2013
Economists who want to compare the living standards of countries often use GDP, but the calculation and usefulness of the measurement remains controversial.
February 15, 2017
President Donald Trump’s decision to suspend refugee admissions to the United States and block the citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries has been criticized as a violation of longstanding U.S. …
February 22, 2017
Touring Cuba is all the rage these days, with new scheduled flights, cruise ships, and largely phony "educational" visits.
But one man who will not be visiting Cuba is the Secretary-General of the…
August 3, 2017
In his successful election campaign last year, Donald Trump tapped into a genuine and serious set of concerns among many Americans about the impacts of both trade and immigration on their economic we…
August 30, 2017
The ouster of Stephen Bannon as White House senior strategist has removed the most visible link between President Donald Trump and his populist base. But the nationalist worldview that candidate Trum…
November 9, 2017
A peace process with the Taliban is almost certainly the best way to end the war in Afghanistan, and arguments for postponing efforts to get one underway overlook the costs of prolonging the conflict…
November 28, 2017
U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s first visit to Beijing was an exhibition of mutual flattery. China rolled out the red carpet for what it termed a 'state visit plus,' replete with unprecedented pomp …
January 2, 2018
But things are likely to get much, much worse before they—eventually—get better.