Recent YaleGlobal Articles

Börje Ljunggren
March 23, 2017
North Korea, intent on developing its nuclear weapons program, has conducted at least six increasingly advanced missile tests this year. The nation is a threat and before many years could attack South Korea, Japan, US naval bases in the Pacific or even the US mainlanad. The crisis could bring China...
Bruce Stokes
March 21, 2017
The perceptions of national identity vary sharply among and within countries, especially between urban and rural areas. “A Pew Research Center survey finds that people generally place a relatively low premium on a person’s birthplace: Only 13 percent of Australians, 21 percent of Canadians, 32...
Joseph Chamie
March 16, 2017
Out-of-wedlock childbirths have become more common worldwide since the 1960s, but with wide variations among and within countries. Inreasing economic independence and education combined with modern birth control methods have given women more control over family planning. In about 25 countries,...
David Dapice
March 14, 2017
US lawmakers tried to rein in government spending by imposing a debt ceiling that must be lifted occasionally in order for the country to pay its bills. In October, US Congress suspended the US federal debt limit until March 15 of this year, explains economist David Dapice, though the ceiling has...
Chris Miller
March 9, 2017
To create jobs and boost US manufacturing, the Trump administration must develop strategic trade policies. However, the rising value of the US dollar and market expectations for tax cuts and spending complicate policymaking, explains Chris Miller, author and associate director of the Brady-Johnson...
Rakesh Sood
March 7, 2017
North Korea is rapidly developing its nuclear program, conducting multiple missile tests as well as two nuclear tests in 2016. The regime is also accused of using a chemical weapon to assassinate the North Korean dictator's half-brother who had been living under China’s protection. The brazen...
Louis René Beres
March 2, 2017
Wars and the technology for fighting them have evolved rapidly in recent decades. “We never win, and we don’t fight to win,” lamented US president Donald Trump shortly before announcing plans to increase US military spending. “We’ve either got to win, or don’t fight it at all.” However, Louis René...
Farok J. Contractor
February 28, 2017
The United States and China, the world’s largest markets, are major trade partners. The relationship provides numerous benefits including affordable goods for households and millions of jobs for both nations: China has an estimated 16 million, albeit many with low wages, engaged in exports to the...
Benjamin Zawacki
February 23, 2017
During the US election campaign and since, President Donald Trump and other members of his administration issued tough statements about China’s expansive claims in the South China Sea and promised to bulk up the US naval fleet. Thailand, both bilateral and multilateral treaty ally for the United...
David Dapice
February 21, 2017
The president and Republican legislators who control the US government are scrambling for ways to accomplish the quick fixes promised on the campaign trail: create more high-paying manufacturing jobs by limiting trade and making Mexico pay for a border wall to deter immigration. Conservatives...
Richard Weitz
February 16, 2017
Questions are mounting about Russian influence within the highest levels of US government. US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned after less than a month in office following reports he had discussed sanctions with Russia’s US ambassador weeks before Donald Trump entered office and...
Humphrey Hawksley
February 14, 2017
In the interest of peace, virtually all countries maintain official relations with China and unofficial relations with Taiwan. In December, the US president-elect disrupted this broad international understanding by questioning need for the One China policy and treating it as a bargaining chip. Two...
Marc Grossman
February 9, 2017
The Age of Enlightenment, also known as the Age of Reason, spread through Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. Proponents argued that humans, as individuals and society, hold the power to improve their lives through reason and enterprise rather than tradition for tradition’s sake – thus...
François Godement
February 7, 2017
Populist Marine Le Pen narrowly leads in polls for the French presidential race with fierce attacks on immigration and globalization. Comparisons with US President Donald Trump are being made. Each politician “combines disaffection from the established parties – all liars, damn liars – a sense of...
Agnia Grigas
February 2, 2017
Since Vladimir Putin became president of Russia in 2000, his first of three terms so far, the nation has steadfastly pursued a seven-part strategy for gaining influence over former Soviet republics and preventing them from moving into the more liberal sphere of the West. In her book "Beyond...
Dilip Hiro
January 31, 2017
Russia – striving to prove that it is a superpower that resolves global challenges and not a weak regional power that preys on neighboring states – concluded peace talks with Syria and 14 rebel groups in the Kazakh capital of Astana. The United States sent an observer, and author Dilip Hiro notes...
Anthony Rowley
January 26, 2017
Global debt has reached $217 trillion, equal to a record 325 percent of global gross domestic product. “High levels of debt do not in themselves indicate an impending crisis,” explains Anthony Rowley, author and long-time business editor. “But when a dramatic surge in borrowing is followed by a...
Adam Tanner
January 24, 2017
As the global trade in health data continues its rapid growth, regulators are not keeping pace and most patients are unaware that their details can be sold. The use of such data in research could lead to new treatments, but privacy is also at risk. The United States has led on this trade even as...
Amitav Acharya
January 22, 2017
The liberal international order which supports protections for individual freedom, as led by the United States, is in crisis. The threats are both external from authoritarian governments and internal from disgruntled populists who sense a loss of opportunities. The United States is signaling a...
Will Hickey
January 17, 2017
Economists have used the phrase “original sin” as a metaphor to refer to the inability of developing nations to borrow from their own currencies. “Developing nations overleverage their economies to external foreign debt, most often, the US dollar, due to an optimistic perception of global monetary...

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