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July 28, 2011

Economic Crises
Global Aftershocks of a U.S. Debt Default

A protracted debt default would have serious global repercussions, but even without a default, a likely downgrade of U.S. debt and the absence of a fiscal reform plan are weakening the U.S. and unset…

May 14, 2010

Economic Crises
Eurozone Problem for the United States

Six experts weigh in on the contagion threat of the European debt crisis and the potential impact on the U.S. economy.

July 14, 2010

Economic Crises
Is More Fiscal Stimulus Needed?

In this roundup, five experts debate whether more fiscal stimulus is needed in the United States and abroad.

June 26, 2023

The Netanyahu Invitation and West Bank Settlement Expansion

By refusing to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit the White House, the Biden administration is foolishly strengthening the very forces it most often criticizes in the Israeli g…

August 13, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Counting Cars to Measure Africa’s Middle Class

That Africa has a growing middle class has become conventional wisdom, and the prospect of a new and expanding consumer market excites investors. How to define the "middle class," to say nothing of h…

Township residents pose on a luxury car in Soweto's Thokoza Park March 25, 2006.