February 7, 2019
Since its founding in 1944, the World Bank has evolved from a lender focused on European reconstruction to the preeminent international institution for economic development and poverty reduction.
November 1, 2018
The International Monetary Fund, both criticized and lauded for its efforts to promote financial stability, continues to find itself at the forefront of global economic crisis management.
June 15, 2018
Demand has skyrocketed for cobalt, focusing attention on its complex and controversial supply chain. The mineral is an important component in lithium-ion batteries, which power everything from electric cars to smartphones.
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.
March 14, 2018
The Chinese Communist Party faces a host of pressing domestic and international policy issues as it transitions to a new generation of leaders.
February 9, 2018
China is believed to spend billions of dollars to boost its international image, but it has yet to see a marked return on its investment in soft power.
December 28, 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling heads of state, but civil society and regional blocs may be slowing the trend of extending presidential terms in some areas.
October 17, 2017
President Trump has made reducing the U.S. trade deficit a priority, blaming trade deals like NAFTA, but economists disagree over how policymakers should respond.
October 12, 2017
As China’s senior Communist Party members anoint its future leaders, President Xi Jinping is poised to solidify his position and power at next week’s party congress.
July 1, 2014
The U.S.-Japan alliance has been the cornerstone of Washington’s security policy in East Asia, but rising threats from China, North Korea, and economic recovery raise questions about the future of th…