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May 10, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Brookings Maps U.S. Manufacturing

The Brookings Institution released a comprehensive report on the geography of U.S. manufacturing and found that different areas specialize in different sectors. Almost 95 percent of very high-tech an…

Seattle, Washington has an aviation cluster with facilities such as the final assembly plant for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, seen here at Boeing Field after its maiden flight in December 2009. (Robert Sorbo/Courtesy Reuters)

April 19, 2017

Indonesia
Jakarta Election Signals Erosion of Religious Tolerance

The rise of hard-line identity politics at the center of Jakarta’s gubernatorial election raises questions about Indonesia’s reputation for tolerance.

April 27, 2017

United States
A World in Disarray

Teaching Notes for A World in Disarray written by CFR President Richard N. Haass.

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March 4, 2015

United States
Psychology and the Oil Market

In his recent book, Market Madness: A Century of Oil Panics, Crises, and Crashes, our colleague Blake Clayton explains the role of market psychology in contributing to the wild price swings that h…

Psychology and the Oil Market

October 9, 2013

Europe and Eurasia
Paul Krugman’s Baltic Bust—Part III

Geo-Graphics posts in July 2010 and 2012 showed that Paul Krugman’s devaluation-driven “Icelandic Miracle” was nothing of the sort – a figment of his having chosen the most favorable possible star…

Paul Krugman’s Baltic Bust—Part III

May 1, 2013

Medicare Should Pay for Patients, Not Treatments

Washington should take steps to encourage the recent deceleration in U.S. health-care costs, and two new bipartisan plans (one from the Brookings Institution and the other from the Bipartisan Policy …

March 11, 2013

Infrastructure
Policy Initiative Spotlight: Teddy’s Big Ditch Grows Deeper

This summer, a billion-dollar project will begin to raise the road deck of the Bayonne Bridge that links Staten Island to Jersey City, and provides access to Manhattan via the Holland Tunnel. The pro…

A Cargo ship, Champion Express waits to pass through the Miraflores Locks in the Panama Canal, in Panama City

January 8, 2013

Education
Globalization and Rising Inequality: A Big Question and Lousy Answers

While freer trade makes everyone collectively richer, the impacts are unequal. There are winners and losers, and even among the winners there are some who gain a great deal and some who gain very lit…

A coordinator at Bread for the City food pantry in Washington, DC fills up a bag of food to distribute (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters).

October 12, 2012

Trade
Expensive and Long U.S. Campaigns: A Competitive Disadvantage?

Of the competitive disadvantages faced by the United States, its democratic system is not supposed to be one of them. Quite the opposite. The stability of the U.S. democratic process and the trusted …

A member of the audience yawns behind a copy of her program at the Franklin County Lincoln Day Dinner, where U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivered remarks (Jonathan Ernst/Courtesy Reuters).

August 2, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Understanding the Need for H1-B Visas

H1-B visas allow firms to sponsor qualified professionals to work in the United States on a temporary basis, but there is contentious debate over raising the cap on visas (WashPost). Detractors point…

A new U.S. citizen holds an American flag during a naturalization ceremony (Mike Segar/Courtesy Reuters).