The global economy thrives on globalization and the increasing interdependence of finance, production, consumption and trade. Such integration has reduced poverty, yet varying national policies along with ever-increasing speed of transactions and market news have also contributed to imbalances, both among nations and within. Regulations often do not keep pace in managing cross-border debt, foreign direct investment, corporate practices, tax codes or economic bubbles. The eurozone crisis and the US subprime mortgage crisis have demonstrated that one nation’s problems and panic can spread like wildfire. Nations must combine a competitive spirit with cooperation to achieve stable economic growth and sustainable prosperity.

The Trans-Afghan Pipeline Initiative: No Pipe Dream

Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Pakistan, India agree to move on 1,700-kilometer natural gas pipeline
Marc Grossman
August 28, 2014

All Eyes on Africa

The US is among many nations courting a confident Africa on aid, trade and natural resources
J. Peter Pham
August 14, 2014

Wakeup Call for Europe

Europe fails to deliver opportunity, and a lost generation is in the making
Philippe Legrain
August 5, 2014

The Tale of Two Middle Classes

Asia’s middle classes, poor by US or EU standards, are globalization’s winners
Branko Milanovic
July 31, 2014

From the Unipolar Moment to a Multiplex World

New World order emerges, one that requires cooperation and ability to build regional ties
Amitav Acharya
July 3, 2014

The New Casinos – Emerging Markets

New casinos? Wall Street re-labeled developing nations as emerging markets for investors
Anthony Rowley
July 1, 2014

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Foreign Companies Face New Clampdown for Getting Money Out of China

New controls could speed up withdrawals and deter foreign investment
James T. Areddy and Lingling Wei
December 8, 2016

Italy Sinks Into Political Limbo as Defeat Sweeps Renzi Away

But Austria election shows support for the EU
John Follain and Chiara Albanese
December 5, 2016

British Icons Cash in on China's Day of Sales Madness

“Singles Day” transforms the economic and cultural calculus of online spending
November 14, 2016

Understanding Latin America’s New Political Paradigm

Economic conditions decide elections
Ernesto Talvi
November 11, 2016

India to Replace Largest Bank Notes

The goal is to curb counterfeiting and tax evasion
Raymond Zhong
November 10, 2016

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