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May 14, 2024

Trade
The Contentious U.S.-China Trade Relationship

Trade between the world’s two biggest economies has ballooned in recent decades, bringing significant benefits but also perils that have led to calls to rethink the relationship.

A Chinese technician wearing a facemask is cast in blue light as he works on a solar panel production line.

May 30, 2024

RealEcon
Why Progressives Should Embrace Trade and Globalization

Progressive values shaped the postwar international economic system that has procured the benefits of globalization and trade. Will U.S. policymakers remember?

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt speaks with Cordell Hull after Hull's return from the London Economic Conference.

June 6, 2024

Lebanon
What Escalating Hezbollah-Israel Tensions and the War in Gaza Mean for Lebanon

Already hobbled by economic struggles, Lebanon now faces the prospect of war as the militant group and political party Hezbollah clashes with Israel in apparent support of Palestinians in the Gaza St…

April 24, 2024

Ukraine
Weapons of War: The Race Between Russia and Ukraine

The new U.S. aid package will reestablish a critical flow of weapons to Ukraine’s military, but the war will hinge greatly on which side can ramp up and sustain its firepower and troop numbers in the…

An employee handles 155 mm caliber shells after the manufacturing process at an ammunition plant in Scranton, PA.

May 23, 2024

United States
The President’s Inbox Recap: America’s New Cold Wars

The post-Cold War era is over and a dangerous new era of great power competition has begun.

Xi and Putin as viewed walking on a red carpet.

May 21, 2024

Defense and Security
America’s New Cold Wars, With David Sanger

David Sanger, the White House and national security correspondent for the New York Times, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how the post-Cold War ended and why the new era of geopolitical ri…

Podcast Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting in Beijing, China, on May 16, 2024.

April 25, 2024

Renewable Energy
Energy and Trade Priorities With Governor J. Kevin Stitt

Kevin Stitt, twenty-eighth governor of Oklahoma, discusses his international priorities, including Oklahoma’s growing role in the renewable energy landscape, ensuring access to a sustainable supply o…

Play Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt gestures a thumbs up onstage at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas, Texas.

April 18, 2024

European Union
Trends in International Trade: A Conversation With Valdis Dombrovskis

The European Commission’s Executive Vice President and Commissioner for Trade, Valdis Dombrovskis, discusses the trends and shocks affecting international trade, the value-added of multilateralism, a…

Play Portrait of Executive Vice President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis with American and European Union's flags in the background.

May 8, 2024

RealEcon
In Economic Security, Trade-Offs Abound

Policymakers face complex cost-benefit considerations when intervening in the market to mitigate perceived risks, from climate change to competition with China.

(L-R) European Council President Charles Michel, Italy's Primer Minister Giorgia Meloni, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, France's President Emmanuel Macron, Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, US President Joe Biden, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen pose for the family photo during a visit to the Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima Island as part of the G7 Leaders' Summit, on May 19, 2023.