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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.

December 21, 2023

United States
These Eight Charts Show Why Fentanyl Is a Huge Foreign Policy Problem

Overdoses involving fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are the leading cause of death among young Americans and a threat to U.S. public health, the economy, and national security. Combating the epi…

December 6, 2023

United States
COP28 Can Deliver Progress on Climate Change, but Will It?

Committed global action at every level of government, the economy, and society is needed to tackle such a complex, multifaceted challenge, and a growing awareness that time is running out should help…

Kerry

November 16, 2023

Argentina
Argentina Election Draws Wider Attention to Embattled Economy

The country’s massive economic problems will be a vexing challenge for whoever becomes president.

People line up in front a butcher shop next to signs showing meat prices.

November 13, 2023

Liberia
History Casts a Long Shadow Over Liberia’s Democracy

As Liberia heads to a closely contested runoff election, the possibilities are decidedly limited. 

Liberian voters search for their name on electoral lists before they cast their votes during Liberia's presidential election in Monrovia, Liberia on October 10, 2023.

September 8, 2023

G20 (Group of Twenty)
Leaders at the G20 Summit Will Struggle to Reach Consensus

Despite lingering divisions over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the summit still serves a valuable purpose, and could play a potentially useful role for the United States and India, this year’s host.

A guard in military fatigues stands next to an embroidered G20 hoarding.

August 23, 2023

Singapore
Singapore’s Social Contract Is Starting to Fray

The PAP has made unbending integrity central to its identity, magnifying the damage the recent scandals have done to the party.

Singaporean prime minister stands behind a microphone with his hands clasped wearing a black suit with blue tie.

May 1, 2023

Sweden
Susanna Fellman: The Nordic Model of Capitalism in Historical Perspective: Past Successes and Future Challenges

While social welfare is integral to Nordic capitalism, Scandinavian countries are still market economies that had strong economic growth through the twentieth century and currently enjoy some of the …

European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis and Swedish Finance Minister Elisabeth Svantesson attend a news conference in Marsta