Recent YaleGlobal Articles

Morgan D. Bazilian, Liliana Benitez, Glada Lahn, David Mozersky and Sherwin Das
November 20, 2018
Conflict and disasters have increased human displacement to record levels worldwide, requiring efficient distribution of humanitarian aid. Focusing on renewables for provision of energy services could promote sustainability, explains a team of writers representing the Payne Institute at the...
Joseph Chamie
November 15, 2018
The world has inequalities of many kinds, and retirement is no exception. Government-sponsored pensionable retirement programs are popular worldwide, regarded as essential in the wealthiest economies. “Retirement programs are similar in purpose, yet differ considerably in scope, coverage,...
Robert A. Manning
November 13, 2018
The world monitors the Trump presidency like it's a slow-motion train wreck and hope for any measure that might control the chaos. The US midterm elections gave Democrats, as opposition party, control of the House of Representatives and strengthened Republican control of the Senate. A split...
Susan Froetschel
November 8, 2018
The US midterm elections produced a divided Congress and reflect a polarized electorate. Democrats took control of the House of Representatives, and Republicans strengthened their control of the Senate. US foreign policy under President Donald Trump will not change dramatically as the US government...
Michał Romanowski
November 6, 2018
The International Monetary Fund points out that Europe, Latin America and Asia had started a gradual shift from reliance on the US dollar in 2000 that was disrupted by economic crises. The process of seeking alternatives begins anew as advanced and emerging economies alike are disturbed by America...
Louis René Beres
November 1, 2018
On October 20, Donald Trump told reporters of his intention for the United States to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty because “Russia has violated the agreement.” Article VI of the US Constitution specifically includes treaties in describing the supreme law of the land,...
Joergen Oerstroem Moeller
October 30, 2018
The United States was undisputed leader of economic globalization until the 2008 global financial crisis. The country’s moral and economic leadership has since gone into decline. The US share of global gross domestic product has dropped for more than 20 years, from 32 percent to 22 percent. This...
Philip Bowring
October 25, 2018
Hong Kong’s reputation as an international financial powerhouse thrived under democratic principles of free speech, free assembly and free trade. But Beijing leaders would prefer speedier integration with China and what they regard as more patriotism. “Tension between these perceptions has long...
Harsh V Pant
October 23, 2018
Relations between the United States and India have gradually improved, but the world’s largest democracy has an independent streak as seen in two recent cases: First, India signed a multibillion deal to purchase a Russian air-defense missile system thereby risking sanctions approved by the US...
Kenneth Gillingham
October 18, 2018
Economic models allow societies to analyze complex problems and make sensible decisions. Yale University Professor William Nordhaus has been named winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics for his research on models that integrate climate change into long-term economic analysis. Paul Romer of New...
Bruce Riedel
October 16, 2018
After a shakeup in Saudi Arabia’s royal succession plan, the country presented its new crown prince as a reformer. Much of the world went along with the characterization until journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 and was not seen again. Turkey accuses the...
Riaz Hassan
October 11, 2018
Pakistan’s civilian government has little control over the country’s powerful army which stands out as a most trusted institution, with more than 80 percent public approval, compared to 36 percent approval for government. Weak institutions that fail to address Pakistan’s challenges have allowed...
Peri-Khan Aqrawi-Whitcomb, Morgan D. Bazilian and Cyril Widdershoven
October 9, 2018
Prices are climbing for oil, the most traded commodity on global markets and the world’s leading energy source. Much production is in volatile regions, and it comes as little surprise that production and trade in crude oil and refined petroleum products have produced a flourishing illicit market...
Koichi Hamada
October 4, 2018
Research repeatedly demonstrates that globalization delivers prosperity through trade and jobs, new technologies and ideas, cooperation and peace. But many individuals fear open societies, change and competition. Innovative technologies, especially robotics and artificial intelligence, compound the...
Richard Weitz
October 2, 2018
As the United States begins its latest push to acquire next-generation nuclear weapons, the Kremlin has responded in lockstep by increasing its own nuclear arsenal and pressing Washington on arms control. China holds back and instead chooses to stick to conventional military forces and gaining...
Humphrey Hawksley
September 27, 2018
Countries that join together through multilateral organizations, whether the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or the United Nations, must determine the values required for pursuit of common goals. Yet there is stark contrast between Asian and western values – with Asia generally focused on...
Börje Ljunggren
September 25, 2018
The United States under Donald Trump targets China with protectionist policies with little regard to how these may harm close allies or traditional trade partners. China and other US trade partners may have assumed that the United States would tread carefully to avoid harming its own companies and...
Stephen S. Roach
September 20, 2018
The US president has imposed another round of tariffs, targeting $200 billion worth of goods from China, and China quickly retaliated with tariffs on $60 billion in US goods. But tensions between the two nations extend beyond trade, explains author Stephen S. Roach, senior fellow with the Yale...
Eric Schluessel
September 18, 2018
The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, or East Turkestan as preferred by some residents, is China’s largest region. The region is home to 21 million people, most of whom are Uyghurs, Kazakhs and others who share the Muslim faith. The region accounts for less than 2 percent of China’s population,...
Nicholas Trickett
September 13, 2018
Russia interfered in the 2016 US presidential election. Foreign leaders and members of Congress have since focused their attention on Donald Trump’s Russia policies and may be neglecting other national security challenges. “The intense scrutiny placed on Trump and collusion has created a political...
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