China’s Digital Yuan Is Aimed at Home, Not Washington
The trial project is no threat to dollar hegemony.
Sunset for U.N. Sanctions?
How the world came to depend on U.N. punitive measures and why the enforcement system is under threat—the first in an FP series.
Don’t Remove Ethiopia’s AGOA Trade Privileges
The Biden administration has threatened to end Addis Ababa’s eligibility under the African Growth and Opportunity Act. Doing so would hurt the poor the most.
Future of Money – Part 3
A comprehensive picture of the forces and actors that are critical to understanding and navigating the future financial system.
JPMorgan’s Deal With Alipay Will Put the PLA in Your Pocket
Chinese mobile payment apps are a national security threat—but Western financial firms are misguidedly rushing to embrace them.
Global Money Shifts to India as Xi Cracks Down on Tech
But the sudden flood of capital is not as good for India as it looks.
Who Will Win the Global War for Talent?
After the Great Lockdown will come the next Great Migration.
Yemen’s Most Pressing Problem Isn’t War. It’s the Economy.
International agencies are fixated on the humanitarian crisis instead of the economic conditions that caused it.
Olaf Scholz’s Quiet Revolution in German Economics
A new generation of economists is changing the culture of German—and European—policymaking.
Hips Don’t Lie (and Neither Do Receipts)
Latin American leaders—and pop stars—are ensnared in the Pandora Papers leak.
Biden’s Vague Muddle of a Trade Policy for China
The administration should stop agonizing over Beijing and focus on trade with everyone else instead.
The Fatal Flaw in the West’s Fight Against Autocracy
The Pandora Papers reveal the critical role Western countries play in enabling autocrats.
Is Europe’s Energy Crisis a Preview of America’s?
Europe has itself to blame for shortages and spiking prices, but Washington is copying many of its policies.
China’s Economic Coercion Is More Bark Than Bite
Beijing’s intimidation rarely works, but it will keep trying.
Afghanistan’s Economic Freefall
Without urgent assistance, nearly the entire country could sink into poverty, the United Nations Development Program warns.
Can the United States Rival China in Latin America?
The newly announced Build Back Better World initiative weighs its prospects in the region.
Evergrande Is a Convenient Villain for Xi
The fall of the property giant fits the Chinese Communist Party’s new narratives.
China’s Property Sector Has Bigger Problems Than Evergrande
Chinese economic troubles may come far faster than the markets expect.