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August 7, 2013

United States
GDP and Economic Policy

Economists who want to compare the living standards of countries often use GDP, but the calculation and usefulness of the measurement remains controversial.

GDP

November 14, 2014

Noncommunicable Diseases
The Emerging Crisis: Noncommunicable Diseases

Overview The gravest health threats facing low- and middle-income countries are not the plagues, parasites, and blights that dominate the news cycle and international relief efforts. They are …

March 8, 2017

Cybersecurity
Wikileaks and the CIA: What’s in Vault7?

On Tuesday, Wikileaks released a huge cache of documents it said were descriptions of CIA cyber tools used to break into smartphones, computers and internet-connected TVs. Wikileaks says the document…

July 27, 2017

Gender
Empowering Women in Developing Economies

Voices from the Field features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is authored by Melanne Verveer…

Rwandan artisans women economy

September 26, 2017

Economics
Tackling Non-Inclusive Growth

Rigorous research on the causes and consequences of unequally distributed growth is necessary to identify solutions. But the best analysis means little in the absence of hands-on consensus-building a…

Reuters/Rio De Janeiro/Brazil

January 2, 2018

Iran
The Islamic Republic of Iran Is Doomed

But things are likely to get much, much worse before they—eventually—get better.

Getty Images

January 2, 2018

United States
The Missing Ingredients of Growth

This post is co-authored by Karen Karniol-Tambour, Head of Investment Research at Bridgewater Associates. Several positive macroeconomic trends suggest that the global economy could finally be in …

Graduating students arrive for commencement exercises at Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts, on May 20, 2013.

January 5, 2018

Iran
The Islamic Republic’s Power Centers

Who calls the shots in Iran on economic policy, security, and responding to domestic calls for reform? A look at the government's organization chart indicates how complicated the answer is.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, is the second-longest-serving head of state in the Middle East.

January 19, 2018

Russia
Containing Russia, Again: An Adversary Attacked the United States—It’s Time to Respond

The United States must respond to Russia's interference in the 2016 elections by pursuing a strategy of containment. Without a comprehensive response, Russia's meddling will continue.

Reuters

January 23, 2018

Renewable Energy
Trump's Solar Tariffs Create Far More Losers Than Winners

President Trump announced the first sweeping tariffs of his administration, enacting tariffs on solar panels and components from nearly every country in the world—but they create virtually no winners…

Solar Panel Tariffs