March 12, 2019
With economic inequality at an all-time high, some U.S. presidential candidates are proposing dramatic shifts to the U.S. tax code. How have similar plans worked elsewhere in the world?
March 23, 2018
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has introduced audacious economic policies to combat deflation, but the U.S. withdrawal from TPP and other factors have complicated his efforts.
January 19, 2018
The costs of hosting the Olympics have skyrocketed, while the economic benefits are far from clear. This has led to fewer states interested in playing host and a search for options to lighten the bur…
May 19, 2016
China and India increasingly vie for strategic advantage in the Indian Ocean, while also cooperating on some transnational security issues.
March 25, 2016
Myanmar is undergoing significant political changes, but it still faces considerable economic and human rights hurdles.
September 23, 2015
The UN’s sweeping new development agenda aims to “provide the overarching narrative” of sustainable growth for the next fifteen years, yet critics say the Sustainable Development goals are broad, unf…
April 7, 2014
Tech and auto companies in the United States, Europe, and Asia are moving forward rapidly with efforts to develop driverless cars and street networks. The benefits appear tantalizing, but roadblocks …
February 3, 2014
Income inequality is generating high-level attention and debate in the United States, but the causes are complex and the policy remedies so far are modest, explains this Backgrounder.
May 13, 2013
With the economic benefits of broadband access rising, experts continue to debate how U.S. digital infrastructure compares to its international peers.
November 19, 2012
The eurozone crisis has consequences far beyond the continent’s economic performance, such as the EU’s ability to forge coherent defense and foreign policy.