October 1, 2018
With President Donald J. Trump advocating for deep cuts to U.S. foreign aid, debate has renewed over the role of foreign assistance funds in boosting growth, promoting democracy, and saving lives.
October 10, 2018
The United States has long accepted refugees from around the world, but President Trump’s sharp cuts to refugee resettlement have sparked debate over the program’s national security implications.
President Trump has reached a deal with Canada and Mexico to restructure the North American Free Trade Agreement, hoping a new trilateral accord will reinvigorate the U.S. manufacturing sector.
August 28, 2018
The United States and other Western countries are reevaluating their foreign investment regulations amid an uptick in Chinese interest in strategic sectors.
April 18, 2018
With the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, London hopes its Commonwealth partners can help boost trade, but critics say the group is outmoded and ineffective.
March 23, 2018
President Trump’s decision to levy tariffs on China highlights concern about the ongoing role of the WTO and the future of global trade rules.
March 8, 2018
President Trump has proposed steel and aluminum tariffs, citing U.S. national security interests. Some experts argue that his plan could provoke retaliation from countries like China, or even a trade war.
June 6, 2018
Kim Jong-un has accelerated North Korea’s buildup of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, while also modernizing its large conventional force.
February 14, 2018
Italy’s elections will shape the country’s response to economic stagnation, migration woes, and European integration, with repercussions across the continent.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has introduced audacious economic policies to combat deflation, but the U.S. withdrawal from TPP and other factors have complicated his efforts.