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February 12, 2024

Trade
C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics with Katherine Tai

Ambassador Katherine Tai discusses the role of trade policy in the global economy, current U.S. trade strategy, and priorities for the WTO Ministerial Conference. The C. Peter McColough Series on …

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February 9, 2024

Colombia
Complications in Colombia’s AG Selection, Plus Milei’s Electoral Reform Failure and El Salvador’s Opposition Collapses

Colombia’s process to select a new attorney general is not going smoothly; electoral reform an early failure in omnibus fiasco; and the collapse of El Salvador’s opposition is bad news for Bukele

Photo of Petro supporters protesting outside of Colombia's supreme court

January 22, 2024

Trade
The Curse of Nostalgia: Industrial Policy in the United States

A critical look at the past and present of industrial policy shows that its recent popularity is not only misguided, but is likely to have negative economic and geopolitical consequences for the Unit…

President Joe Biden signs the Inflation Reduction Act in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on August 16, 2022.

January 19, 2024

Health Policy and Initiatives
Women This Week: Gender Health Gap Hindering Global Economy Growth

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 covers January 13 to January 19.

A woman wearing a protective face mask leaves a health center in Madrid, Spain, January 10, 2024.

January 18, 2024

Aging, Youth Bulges, and Population
Responding to Demographic Trends

Jess Maurer, executive director of the Maine Council of Aging, discusses demographic trends in Maine and the work of her organization. Jennifer Sciubba, global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Internatio…

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December 26, 2023

United States
Year End Q&A Special, With Shannon O’Neil

Shannon O’Neil, vice president, deputy director of Studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America Studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to answer questions submit…

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December 22, 2023

Venezuela
Venezuela: The Rise and Fall of a Petrostate

Venezuela’s ongoing descent into economic and political chaos is a cautionary tale of the dangerous influence that resource wealth can have on developing countries.

People walk past an oil-themed mural in Caracas, Venezuela.

December 1, 2023

South Korea
The U.S.–South Korea Alliance

In seventy years, the U.S.-South Korea alliance has evolved from a patron-client relationship to a global comprehensive strategic alliance.

November 8, 2023

Trade
A Turning Point for Global Trade

International trade has shaped the world for much of the past century. Countries benefited from the global flow of goods, and the world became richer and safer. At the same time, many Americans lost …

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October 16, 2023

Guatemala
Guatemala's Protests Go National, Plus Meddling Ex-Presidents and a Thaw in U.S.-Venezuela Relations

Guatemala’s protest movement goes national; Latin America’s meddlesome ex-presidents; U.S. border crisis and geopolitical turmoil are taking the pressure off Maduro.

Guatemalan demonstrators participate in anti-corruption protest