Why Are Japan and South Korea in a Trade Fight?
Officially, Japan has “national security” concerns about technology exports to South Korea. Unofficially, World War II still casts an ugly shadow.
Women With Headscarves Need Not Apply in Germany
Germans welcomed an unprecedented number of Middle Easterners into their country—but not always into their workplaces.
Government Rift Deepens Mexico’s Economic Crisis
After months of rumors, the finance minister bitterly parts ways with the leftist president.
Wedge Politics Won’t Bring Israeli-Palestinian Peace
Kushner’s plan aims to divide Palestinians from their leaders but fails to recognize that the people already resent their corrupt leadership—while failing to place any similar pressure on an Israeli prime minister under indictment.
Spilling the Tea in Sri Lanka
As large colonial-era tea plantations crumble, family-owned plots are trying to take their place and save the industry.
Xi-Trump G-20 Meeting Produces Trade Truce
China and the United States signal another truce in the trade war, but existing tariffs--and seemingly irreconcilable demands--still remain.
Egypt’s Economy Isn’t Tanking. It’s Thriving.
A recent article warned that the country faced imminent economic collapse. A careful reading of the economic data shows that reforms have placed it on a path to growth.
Europe’s Dream: Escaping the Dictatorship of the Dollar
Trump’s hostile behavior is reinvigorating efforts to turn the euro into an alternative to the world’s dominant currency. If only the Europeans could find some way to do it.
Egypt’s Economy Isn’t Booming. It’s Collapsing.
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has sold his country as an investment destination with the IMF’s help—but the living standards of ordinary Egyptians are plummeting as elites line their pockets.
Trump Starts a New Trade Fight in the Middle of an Old One
The end result could be a recession and a closer relationship between China and Mexico.
Will Netanyahu Survive?
Plus: Trump slaps tariffs on Mexico and weighs in on British politics, and the other stories we're following today.
‘Most People Don’t Know What a Tariff Is’
The University of Chicago trade expert Robert Gulotty says the global trading system will likely survive, though it has never before had to fend off the country that built it.
Nationalism Won’t Solve India’s Job Crisis
But Modi’s new power might just make critical reforms possible.
Kushner’s Middle East Peace Plan Goes on Tour
Plus: Macron and Merkel remain divided over EU leadership, and the other stories we're following today.
Modi Wins Big—What’s Next?
Plus: A ruling on same-sex relations in Kenya, May's departure date, and the other stories we're following today.
Fear of Prolonged U.S.-China Trade War Rattles Markets
Some financial analysts warned that if trade talks between the countries collapse—and tariffs remain high—the global economy could move toward recession.
India Is Trapping Its Young People
There aren’t enough jobs to go around, but as the ongoing election has made clear, neither party is ready to tackle the problem.
Trump’s ‘Madman Theory’ of Trade with China
Economist Patrick Chovanec says it could still work, but the president could play a much better hand by bringing in U.S. allies.
‘We Need a New Vision in Development’
World Bank chief economist Pinelopi Goldberg says equality can’t be an afterthought in plans for economic growth.