Economics

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Economic Experiments and the Battle for East Asia

Why the race for dominance in East Asia is about economic strength, not military power.

Ely Ratner |

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Beware of the Middle East's Fake Feminists

Middle Eastern dictators love to use their "enlightened" treatment of women to justify their rule. They shouldn't get away with it.

Samia Errazzouki |

Feature

China's Ridiculous War on Starbucks Lattes

Runaway real estate prices. Skyrocketing healthcare expenses. Brazen land seizures. And China's state TV does an exposé on the cost of a cup of coffee?

Rachel Lu |

Feature

What Can You Buy for $24 Billion?

Here's what the U.S. government shutdown cost.

J. Dana Stuster |

EXCERPT

The Confidence Trap

It's not just the United States. Democracies around the world are facing a crisis of faith.

David Runciman |

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The Fire Next Time

Why another debt crisis would be a national security disaster.

Robert D. Hormats |

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The End of OPEC

Forty years after the Arab oil embargo, new technologies are dramatically reshaping the geopolitics of the Middle East.

Amy Myers Jaffe |

Daniel Altman

Throw the Bums Out

Could New York City's tough-love school program save the Eurozone?

Daniel Altman |

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Crisis Management

Welcome to the Fed, Janet Yellen. Now, can you please save a global economy teetering on the brink of collapse?

Zachary Karabell |

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The Dumbest Game of Chicken, Ever

Obama’s trying to tank the markets to win the budget fight. Problem is, that might not work -- and Republicans just don’t care.

Daniel W. Drezner |

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The Case for Canamerica

The far-out, incredibly earnest argument for why the U.S. should merge with its northern neighbor.

J. Dana Stuster |

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Attention No Shoppers

The rise and fall of Tesco in China.

Paul French |

Daniel Altman

Competitive Chic

The World Economic Forum's big report isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Daniel Altman |

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Appetite for Destruction

Why feeding China's 1.3 billion people could leave the rest of the world hungry.

Damien Ma |

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BRIC Wall

Is the golden age of emerging markets over?

Simeon Djankov |

Daniel Altman

Can India Keep Growing?

It depends on which India you're talking about.

Daniel Altman |

The Pulse

Occupy Bundestag

Can Angela Merkel keep the German economy humming and reverse dangerous income inequality?

Bruce Stokes |

Dispatch

Barcode Nation

Why some Indians are still fighting back against the country's new biometric ID system.

Sriram Balasubramanian |

Daniel Altman

Day of Reckoning

The vultures are circling over Argentina's stricken economy. Can it hold off disaster until the next election?

Daniel Altman |

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The Great Escape

Some thoughts on the health and wealth of nations, and what needs to be done to help those left behind.

Angus Deaton |

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One Size Does Not Fit All

Why it's best to use every tool in the toolbox when it comes to democracy assistance.

Tomas Bridle |

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Go Big or Go Home

Eastern Europe's lesson for the countries of the Arab Spring: economic reform is best served quickly.

Dalibor Rohac |

Daniel Altman

Dollars, Not Bombs

Can we bribe our way to peace in Syria?

Daniel Altman |

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Saving Humanitarian Intervention From Itself

As Syria shows, the Responsibility to Protect hasn't delivered. Time to try something new?

Blair Glencorse |

Feature

Straight Up

How Johnnie Walker conquered the world.

Afshin Molavi |

In Box

When Poor People Sneeze, <br/>Banks Catch a Cold

Infectious disease isn't just a health risk. It can take down an entire financial system. 

Joshua E. Keating |

In Box

Moms vs. Markets

Why home cooking can lead to weaker economic performance -- and more dysfunctional politics to boot.

Joshua E. Keating |

The Optimist

Barriers to Entry

How opening borders gives economies a lift.

Charles Kenny |

The New New Normal

Laggard

The IMF is offering 20th-century solutions for a 21st-century economy.

Mohamed A. El-Erian |

Daniel Altman

The Great Asian Sell-Off

Why are investors suddenly fleeing markets in South and Southeast Asia?

Daniel Altman |