President Donald Trump walks with Jerome Powell at the White House in Washington on Nov. 2, 2017.

The West’s Constitutional Crises Threaten the Economy’s Last Best Hope

Central banks have kept their economies afloat this year—but political dysfunction is pushing them past the breaking point.

Ethiopian soldiers and thousands of mourners attend the official state funeral of Ethiopia's late prime minister, Meles Zenawi

Tigray’s War Against Ethiopia Isn’t About Autonomy. It’s About Economic Power.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is fighting the country’s revanchist old regime, which is intent on recapturing the economic and political influence it once held.

Security cameras with artificial intelligence facial recognition technology at the China International Exhibition on Public Safety and Security in Beijing on Oct. 24, 2018.

Note to Biden: Forget Trade, the Real War With China Is Over Tech

Just like Trump, Biden is stuck in the last century if he believes globalization is about trade and rust-belt manufacturing jobs.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signs a landmark free trade agreement ahead of the African Union summit at the Palais des Congrès in Niamey, Niger, on July 7, 2019.

Meet the World’s Largest Free Trade Area

When it comes into effect, the African Continental Free Trade Area will remake African economies—and the world’s.

U.S. President Donald Trump’s name appears on a coronavirus economic assistance check in Washington, DC on April 29.

The United States Got the Pandemic Economic Response Right

It spent early and spent big—and is now poised to reap the rewards.

Kenyan daily newspapers with the headlines “Donald Trump fired” and “Biden wins” in Nairobi on Nov. 8.

Biden’s Priority in Africa Should Be Debt Relief

More than other kinds of aid, to get out from under China’s thumb, the continent will need debt financing and private investment.

Joseph Biden speaks to the media as Executive Director of the Middle Class Task Force Jared Bernstein, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors Christina Romer, Director of the National Economic Council Larry Summers, White House Budget Director Peter Orszag listen during a meeting on economy with the task force at the Roosevelt Room of the White House October 2, 2009 in Washington.

America’s Economy Is Fragile. So Is Biden’s Economic Team.

In today’s Democratic Party, inheriting Obama’s economic legacy may be a burden, not a benefit.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden meets workers at the Fiat Chrysler plant in Detroit, Michigan on March 10.

China and Europe Won’t Get Any Relief on Trade From Biden

Washington will not return as the champion of the global trading system. But it may stop being its biggest foe.

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell testifies during a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on September 24, 2020 in Washington.

Welcome to the Worst Election Outcome for the Global Economy

Divided government could mean four years of financial instability and stagnation.

Then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden delivers a speech during the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 20, 2016.

The Markets Want Much More Than Just a Biden Win

The global economy is in bad shape—and Big Capital knows that only a blue wave can start fixing it.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the NATO summit in Watford, England, on Dec. 4, 2019.

Fear Gives Way to Pity As Canadians Await U.S. Election Results

There is now a widespread belief that their big neighbor is headed for a sociopolitical meltdown no matter who wins.


On Election Eve, Economists Struggle to Figure Out a World That’s Unraveled

Both Trump and Biden are winging it when it comes to economic theory—but so are economists, who have yet to get their theoretical house in order.

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands before a dinner with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

What Will the U.S. Election Mean for Brazil’s Diplomacy?

China’s growing influence in Latin America and climate change will both continue to shape the future of the bilateral relationship.

A man walks by a sign opposing debt repayments to the IMF during the coronavirus lockdown in Buenos Aires on May 22.

How to Fix Argentina’s Recurrent Debt Crises

Why President Fernandez is hoping for Joe Biden to win the U.S. election.

This photo taken on September 14, 2020 shows employees work on a car assembly line at a Dongfeng factory in Wuhan on Sept. 14.

China Has the V-Shaped Recovery of Which Trump Can Only Dream

But the structure of its comeback may create problems at home—and abroad.

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