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November 29, 2021

China
The Uighurs and the Question of Muslim Solidarity

Facing genocide by China, the Uighurs, who are Muslim, benefit from near zero solidarity from their co-religionists.

November 29, 2021

China
The Uighurs and the Question of Muslim Solidarity

Facing genocide by China, the Uighurs, who are Muslim, benefit from near zero solidarity from their coreligionists.

January 8, 2005

Has the broad dollar fallen enough

A standard rule of thumb, mentioned by Paul Blustein in his excellent look at the impact of a falling dollar on US trade last week, is that a 10% fall in the broad dollar leads to a $100 billion fall…

September 14, 2021

United States
More Resources Worth Exploring About 9/11

With the twentieth anniversary of 9/11 this past Saturday, we share resources that readers flagged for us or that we otherwise missed about that day and its consequences

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November 19, 2021

Climate Change
A New Transatlantic Agreement Could Hold the Key to Green Steel and Aluminum

An imperfect U.S.-EU deal could set the stage for decarbonizing global steel and aluminum production—but only if negotiators can avoid certain pitfalls. 

A laborer works inside a steel factory in Dalian, China on October 11, 2013

November 4, 2021

China
DoD's 2021 China Military Power Report: How Advances in AI and Emerging Technologies Will Shape China’s Military

China is leveraging emerging technologies such as autonomous systems, quantum, cyber and more to challenge U.S. interests in the Indo-Pacific. The latest DoD report on Chinese military power explains…

A Chinese soldier stands in front of military vehicles carrying hypersonic glide missiles DF-17.

November 8, 2021

Sudan
Sudan’s Coup Leaders Continue to Hold the Country Hostage

Sudan’s military leaders have met widespread popular resistance and significant international pressure since setting in motion a military coup on October 25 that dissolved the transitional government and involved the arrest of many of the transitional government’s civilian officials. But hopes of quickly “reversing” the coup have yet to bear fruit, leaving the country in an uneasy stalemate with an uncertain future.

Protesters, some holding up Sudanese flags, walk with a sign written in Arabic.

June 17, 2021

Israel
Christians and Israel

A broad group of U.S. Christian leaders reaches out to Israel's new government

February 2, 2021

Digital Policy
Reinvigorating Internet Policy by Doubling Down on Human Rights

A new approach to internet regulation and governance by the Biden administration should articulate a broad, coherent vision for an open internet anchored on core human rights and democratic values.

U.S. President Joe Biden signs executive orders.

November 3, 2021

Trade
Why Are Supply Chains Blocked?

Because there is relatively little slack built into global supply chains, large deviations from normal patterns produce delayed responses, shortages, backlogs, and bottlenecks, like those today.

Container ships wait off the coast of the congested Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on October 1, 2021.