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August 20, 2019

Trade
The Next Stage of the U.S.-China Trade War Will Be Much Worse

The trade war between the United States and China has entered a new and dangerous phase.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Chinese Vice Premier Liu

August 15, 2019

Election 2020
Meet Elizabeth Warren, Democratic Presidential Candidate

As politicians, Ronald Reagan and Elizabeth Warren are opposites. He wanted to unleash the power of the market; she wants to curtail its abuses. But for all of their policy differences, the two share…

Elizabeth Warren

March 17, 2008

Economics
Trading up — Jeff Frankel and Rachel Ziemba will be guest blogging this week

I will be away most of this week and will not be posting regularly. In the interim though, the quality of this blog is likely to go up.Jeff Frankel of Harvard (who recently started his own blog) h…

March 27, 2019

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
U.S. Counterterrorism’s Big Blindspot: Women

U.S. policymakers have long overlooked women’s involvement in terrorism, and rarely enlisted their participation in efforts to combat radicalization. A new bill would require U.S. counterterrorism po…

Afghan security forces escort a woman at the site of a car bomb blast in Kabul, Afghanistan January 15, 2019.

October 31, 2011

China
Historical Precedents for Internationalization of the RMB

Overview The twentieth century saw the rise of the U.S. dollar, the German mark, and the Japanese yen as international currencies. Now the Chinese renminbi is on a similar course toward reserve cu…

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April 24, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Sexual Violence in India

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, covering April 13 to April 23, was compiled with s…

People hold placards at a protest against the rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua, in Ahmedabad, India.

December 23, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
A ‘White’ Homeland in South Africa

South Africa is a notoriously divided nation. There are eleven legal languages and four races with degrees of legal recognition (Indian/Asian, Black, Coloured, and White). Though Black Africans are a…

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July 22, 2016

United States
Foreign Policy at the Conventions

Foreign policy issues regularly come to the fore at the national political conventions, especially during periods of global instability. Sometimes the events are marked by bitter disagreements within…

George W. Bush Nomination 2004

March 13, 2014

Americas
This Year’s Presidential Elections in Latin America

Earlier this week, Salvadorans headed to the polls to cast their ballots in a presidential runoff election, since on February 2 the candidates failed to reach the 50 percent threshold to avoid a seco…

Voters wait in line to cast their vote in a presidential election runoff at a polling station outside in San Salvador