America, China, and Taiwan - A Potential Tinderbox?

2021 Mar 23

At a time when Chinese American relations are at their lowest ebb since the Tiananmen Square Crisis, the US and China met in Alaska to try to resolve some of their issues, which include trade...


Supply Chains and Demand

2020 Dec 15

The pandemic has shown that supply chains will need to be rethought, with more emphasis put on supplier diversification, domestic production, and stockpiling.


Is a China-US “Rivalry Partnership” Possible?

2020 Jul 29

One must hope that China and the United States will eventually arrive at an understanding that great-power competition does not preclude cooperation to resolve major global challenges.


A Better Globalization

2020 Jul 23

Globalization has given rise to legitimate frustrations and concerns, which can’t be assuaged simply by recalling the enormous benefits it has brought.


Less Globalization, More Multilateralism

2020 Jun 14

While some degree of deglobalization may be desirable today, this process also carries grave risks, from skyrocketing production costs to geopolitical conflict.


The Misguided War on Global Value Chains

2020 May 13

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought economies around the world to an abrupt halt and highlighted the fragility of existing global value chains. But demolishing these key drivers of international trade and investment would only make a bad situation worse.


Building Cooperation in an Unsettled World

2020 Jan 25

While the changing nature of global power may tempt some actors to seek advantage through confrontation, the expanding field of stakeholders offers the possibility of a course correction.


The Geopolitical Stakes in Iraq

2019 Oct 22

Russia has steadily inserted itself into Iraqs military, energy, and educational sectors, and these relationships could turn Baghdad further away from the United States now that the Trump administration has ceded Syria to Moscow.


Can Synchronized Stagnation Be Stopped?

2019 Oct 20

Given the growing risk of economic stagnation, governments may soon need to provide further stimulus – ideally in tandem with broader structural reforms...


The Coming AI Spring

2019 Oct 15

Artificial intelligence can generate tremendous value for us all, if policymakers and businesses act swiftly and smartly to capture its full benefits and mitigate the inevitable risks...


The Global Retreat of Free Trade

2019 Sep 30

At last months G7 summit in Biarritz, leaders again paid lip service to reforming the World Trade Organization. But, given the US led effort to weaken the WTO


Four Collision Courses for the Global Economy

2019 Sep 28

Between US President Donald Trumps zero-sum disputes with China and Iran, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnsons brinkmanship with Parliament and the European Union


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