#World

Preventing an Emerging-Market Meltdown

2020 Jun 11

Emerging markets today account for more than two-fifths of global GDP measured at market exchange rates, and nearly three-fifths after adjusting for differences in purchasing power.

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Welcome to the Post-Virus World

2020 Apr 01

Just two months ago, most people believed that random mass death no longer stalked the Earth. Reconciling ourselves with the reality that it does clarifies much, including how to....

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Politics and the Pandemic

2020 Mar 20

In an interview, Amir Afkhami explains what Covid-19 may mean for Iran, and the world.

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Policy Action for a Healthy Global Economy

2020 Mar 18

The case for a coordinated and synchronized global fiscal stimulus is becoming stronger by the hour.

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Plagued by Trumpism

2020 Mar 12

The COVID-19 crisis is rich in lessons, especially for the United States. One takeaway is that viruses do not carry passports; in fact, they don’t observe national borders – or nationalist rhetoric – at all.

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Epidemics Reveal the Truth About the Societies They Hit

2020 Mar 02

A nations response to disaster speaks to its strengths and to its dysfunctions.

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Is the 21st Century the Chinese Century – or not?

2019 Sep 16

It has become common for people to refer to the 21st Century as the Chinese Century, much as many called the 20th Century as the American Century.

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What would happen if all the world’s trees disappeared?

2019 Sep 15

As the Amazon fires continue to burn, Rachel Nuwer asks: how dependent are we on the survival of forests?

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Power and Interdependence in the Trump Era

2019 Jul 07

US President Donald Trump has been accused of weaponizing economic globalization. Sanctions, tariffs, and the restriction of access to dollars have been major instruments of his foreign policy, and he has been unconstrained by allies, institutions, or rul

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RUSSIA: WORLD NO LONGER TRUSTS U.S. TO LEAD

2019 Apr 13

ITS TIME OTHERS STEP IN TO STOP BLACKMAIL AND PRESSURE

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Feeding the Ten Billion

2019 Feb 06

Our diets are becoming less healthy, and global food production is increasingly unsustainable. A new report suggests that the planet can sustainably provide a healthy diet for ten billion people in the future...

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$250 Trillion in Debt: the World’s Post-Lehman Legacy

2018 Oct 06

Governments are largely responsible for the borrowing binge, with their debt growing not just nominally...

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