No-Deal Brexit Looks Likelier Than Ever After the Pandemic
The U.K. and EU still find themselves far apart on crucial issues—with time running out.
China Puts the Final Kibosh on Trump’s Trade Deal
By reportedly halting major agricultural purchases, Beijing makes it likely U.S.-China relations will dramatically worsen.
Why Erdogan Won’t Ask the IMF for Help
Turkey’s economy is a mess, but its president won’t seek an IMF loan because the conditions would mean giving up his extensive patronage network.
How Taiwan Can Turn Coronavirus Victory Into Economic Success
Taiwan beat the virus with efficient government and advanced technology—the same ingredients that power the economy.
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The stock market is soaring, African leaders are rallying around George Floyd, and reducing the U.S. military presence abroad could boost the domestic economy.
Forget Hamilton. This Is Europe’s Calonne Moment.
The EU is still muddling through its post-pandemic recovery—and 18th-century history suggests that disaster could await.
Hong Kong Ensnared in U.S.-China Showdown
The U.S. pronouncement that it no longer considers Hong Kong to be independent from China paves the way for future sanctions, which could hurt the very people the United States means to help.
Want to Fix the Deficit? Bring Home the Troops.
As U.S. federal spending surges amid the coronavirus pandemic, it’s time to trim the real fat.
It’s Not Time to End the Uzbek Cotton Boycott Yet
Companies should not buy Uzbekistan’s cotton until labor protections and responsible sourcing are guaranteed.
U.S. Effort to Depart WTO Gathers Momentum
Both political parties are demonizing the world trade body, but many experts warn that such a move could seriously set back U.S. power and prestige.
Are Hotels the Solution to Homelessness?
A commonsense solution to the housing crisis has gained backers amid the pandemic—but can the political will remain?
Why the White House Should Propose More Economic Stimulus
While a wait-and-see approach is usually wise, unusual times require unusual playbooks, writes a former Trump administration economic advisor.
Goodbye, Government. Hello, Mafia.
From insurgent groups to charities, a range of nongovernmental organizations are stepping in to respond to the coronavirus crisis.
Coronavirus Brings Mexico’s Governors to the Fore
State leaders are showing up the president in their pandemic response, giving López Obrador’s critics their loudest opportunity yet to oppose his policies.
Albertan Officials Are Using Orwellian Methods to Protect Oil and Gas
As its energy industry comes under threat, the oil-rich province is taking aim at environmental activists.
Food Price Spikes and Social Unrest: The Dark Side of the Fed’s Crisis-Fighting
Emergency monetary policies produce an unintended consequence: rising food prices around the world.
Israel’s Cease-Fire Government Should Promote Healing, Not Division
Netanyahu and Gantz could use their unity government to speed Israel’s economic recovery rather than entrenching political deadlock.
Oil Price Crash Revives Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaigns
Climate activists say this is the moment for colleges and major institutions to dump their investments.
The Great Decoupling
Washington is pressing for a post-pandemic decoupling from China. But the last big economic split brought on two world wars and a depression. What’s in store this time?