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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.

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.

April 1, 2024

Trade
WTO Members Kick the Can Down the Road, Again

The World Trade Organization's (WTO) thirteenth ministerial conference (MC13) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates failed to break the deadlock on old and new initiatives in areas such as agricultural …

13th WTO Ministerial Conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE

May 10, 2024

Media
Publishing in a Polarized World

In a wide-ranging conversation, Foreign Affairs Editor Dan Kurtz-Phelan joins Why It Matters to discuss nonpartisan publishing in a polarized political climate, the state of press freedom around the world, and the future of journalism.

Podcast Journalist holding press pass.

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.

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.

May 16, 2024

RealEcon
The Fed’s Trade-Offs as It Navigates Inflation and Growth in 2024

The Federal Reserve’s dual mandate of price stability and maximum employment presents trade-offs as the Fed grapples with the next move of interest rates. 

The exterior of the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building is seen in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 14, 2022.

April 24, 2024

Mexico
Organized crime fuels Mexico’s election violence, plus Europe’s Southern Cone cocaine pipeline

Organized crime’s hold on local governments fuels record election violence; Europe’s cocaine pipeline shifting to the Southern Cone.

The Customs and Port Administration building in Montevideo, Uruguay, on January 3, 2024.

April 15, 2024

RealEcon
Weighing the Pros and Cons of Global Trade Leadership

Under Biden and Trump, the U.S. has broken from its long-standing free trade policy. CFR trade experts assess whether the rules-based trading system is worth saving.

A logo is seen at the World Trade Organization (WTO) headquarters before a news conference in Geneva, Switzerland, October 5, 2022.

April 16, 2024

Economics
Virtual Media Briefing: Previewing the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings

CFR experts preview the upcoming World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Spring Meetings taking place in Washington, DC, from April 17 through 19.   

Play President of the World Bank Group Ajay Banga and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva at the World Economic Forum, January 17, 2024.