Self-Driving Cars Are on the Road to Nowhere
Technology companies have been selling a vision of greener cities and safer roads. It's nothing more than hype.
‘Take Back Control’? Brexit Is Tearing Britain Apart
Prime Minister Theresa May thinks it’s her duty to deliver Brexit, but the outcome could entail splitting her party and impoverishing Britain.
First They Came for the Immigrants. Then They Came for the Robots.
Politicians must prepare voters for automation; otherwise, opportunistic populists will seize the agenda.
Chinese Investment in the U.S. Tanks Amid Major Policy Crackdowns
With or without a trade war, Chinese foreign direct investment to the United States won’t stop tumbling anytime soon.
Sanctions Against Sudan Didn’t Harm an Oppressive Government — They Helped It
The end of economic isolation hasn’t brought a financial windfall or more freedom. Instead, the regime is as strong as ever while ordinary people suffer.
How North Korea Could Go From Hermit Kingdom to Factory Hub
A new report provides the most detailed look yet at how a sanctions-free Pyongyang could strike it rich.
This Isn’t Your Father’s OPEC Anymore
Global oil markets are controlled by Russia and Saudi Arabia — despite America’s shale boom.
Iran’s Ban of Messaging App Hurts Economy at Pivotal Moment
Rights group says app was widely used by businesses and even government offices.
Trump’s Trade Wars Prompt Congressional Pushback
As the U.S. trade war with China escalates, a growing number of GOP lawmakers want final say on tariffs.
The West Will Die So That Trump Can Win
America created the postwar order by delaying immediate economic gratification. Those days are over.
Trump’s Creative Destruction of the International Order
The global system was long overdue for a shake-up. Trump has been happy to oblige.
Erdogan Is Failing Economics 101
Turkey’s president has made a huge bet that he's right and all of the world’s economic experts are wrong.
Jobs and Opportunity Are the Only Path to Peace in Central America
The United States must foster free trade and economic growth in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, or the vicious cycle of violence will persist.
Trump Dials Up the Trade War to 11
Citing national security concerns, the Trump administration could slap tariffs on autos from friends and allies. They’re not thrilled.
China Has Decided Russia Is Too Risky an Investment
The economics of a major oil deal seemed to make sense. But when energy companies are arms of the state, economics aren't the only factor.
Leaving the Iran Nuclear Deal Will Have Unintended Consequences
Trump's actions may ultimately weaken the strength of sanctions as a tool of U.S. statecraft.
The United States Should Seize on Iran’s Currency Crisis
An anti-regime alliance of rich and poor could be the key to ending clerical rule.
Why Democracy Doesn’t Deliver
Endless elections, unqualified leaders, uninformed voters, and short-term thinking are impeding economic growth.