Trade and Economics
Trade and Economics
- CommentaryJan 30, 2014
The Brisbane Group of 20 (G20) Leaders Summit in November will provide Australia an opportunity to inject new life into a grouping founded to broaden dialogue on international economic issues.
- ReportBy Jose J. VillamilJan 27, 2014
With most U.S. audiences aware only of the debate over the future legal status of Puerto Rico, many remain unaware of the persistent, grinding recession wracking the Puerto Rican economy—and of the implications of the island’s economic woes for the United States.
- CommentaryBy Scott Miller, Greg HicksJan 24, 2014
The United States is the world’s largest capital exporter with over $4 trillion dollars in capital stock invested abroad. U.S. outward foreign direct investment (FDI) is a cornerstone to our international relationships, and it powers our trading relationships. Outward investment is crucial to export performance, as 30 percent of U.S.
- CommentaryJan 23, 2014
Most observers agree the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement will be tough to conclude because of the high-standard, comprehensive nature of the 12-country accord and the diversity of negotiating partners, ranging from highly developed Japan to lower-income Vietnam. Some U.S.
- Critical QuestionsBy Sadika Hameed, Jeremiah MagpileJan 17, 2014
Corruption is a massive tax on the private sector and impedes broad-based economic growth. Sixty-seven out of 144 economies identified corruption as one of the top three challenges to conducting business in their country, according to the World Economic Forum.
- Critical QuestionsBy Scott MillerJan 16, 2014
Q1: What is trade promotion authority (TPA)?
- NewsletterJan 16, 2014
As an economic specialist at a foreign policy think tank, I often joke that my security-focused colleagues work on life and liberty, while I do the pursuit of happiness. Yet a quarter century after he
- NewsletterBy Scott MillerJan 13, 2014
Innovative products – such as 3D printing, wireless communications, breakthrough medicines, and more – capture the imagination of the public and of policymakers and have long represented the core focus of private sector research and development.
- CommentaryBy Murray Hiebert, Phuong NguyenJan 9, 2014
After months of peaceful antigovernment protests led by the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Cambodian government authorities decided to crack down on January 3–4 following escalating demonstrations in recent weeks.
- Critical QuestionsBy Carl MeachamJan 7, 2014
With 2013 coming to a close and the new year beginning, it seems appropriate to ask what the past year has meant for Latin America—and what the region can expect in 2014.