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May 13, 2024

Global Health Program
In-Person DC Roundtable: Falling Global Fertility and Its Implications for Climate Change, Political Stability, and Economies

New fertility forecasts from the Global Burden of Disease Study stress our world's trajectory towards a low-fertility future. By 2050, fertility rates in three-quarters of countries will not sustain …

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April 16, 2024

United States
Is Rising Student Debt Harming the U.S. Economy?

Higher education provides students many socioeconomic benefits and increases the global competitiveness of the United States, but mounting student loan debt has sparked a debate over federal lending …

Protestors hold "cancel student debt" signs outside the U.S. Supreme Court.

April 2, 2024

Economics
Local Leaders in the Global Economy

Many Americans are losing faith in the benefits of internationalism. On this episode of Why It Matters, experts discuss the important role state and local leaders play in global affairs.

Podcast California Governor Newsom and Australian Ambassador Rudd meet to sign climate pact.

March 20, 2024

Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Young Professionals Briefing: Artificial Intelligence and the Economy—How Cities are Embracing New Technologies

Panelists reflect on how the digital transformation is reshaping the economy and how cities like New York can embrace new technologies, like artificial intelligence, to foster economic growth. Ple…

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Asia's Challenge to the Global Economy

Amid the talk of deglobalization, China’s goods trade surplus has increased in size relative to China’s economy since 2019 and its manufactured surplus is now at all time high relative to the GDP of …

February 13, 2024

China
Does Evergrande’s Collapse Threaten China’s Economy?

A court in Hong Kong has ordered the liquidation of Chinese property developer Evergrande Group, once the world’s largest real estate company. The failure could pose obstacles to China’s economic rec…

May 16, 2024

China
Virtual Media Briefing: U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Imports

CFR experts discuss President Joe Biden’s decision to increase tariffs on various Chinese imports and the implications for the U.S. economy and U.S.-China relations. 

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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.

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November 14, 2023

China
Foreign Affairs November/December Issue Launch: Who Killed the Chinese Economy?

Foreign Affairs Executive Editor Justin Vogt and authors Zongyuan Zoe Liu, Michael Pettis, and Adam S. Posen launch the November/December 2023 issue of Foreign Affairs and discuss the Chinese economy…

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January 19, 2024

Health Policy and Initiatives
Women This Week: Gender Health Gap Hindering Global Economy Growth

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 covers January 13 to January 19.

A woman wearing a protective face mask leaves a health center in Madrid, Spain, January 10, 2024.