The latest last-minute deal to raise the US debt limit does not solve the underlying political problem. On the contrary, with the country
Theme of the Week
The Quad’s Big Moment
The Quad is increasingly viewed as an important potential tool for delivering public goods in the Indo-Pacific and preventing China from achieving
We Honor our Mothers
Belonging, COVID, and Students
It has been three years since COVID shut down schools, and we are still learning about the profound impact it has had on our youngest generations.
Will Geopolitics or Technology Reshape the Global Monetary Order?
China was supposed to be the main beneficiary of a shift away from the dollar by countries fearing its “weaponization” by US authorities.
Why the War Will Continue
The map of Ukraine a year from now will most likely resemble nothing so much as the map as it appears today. The year ahead promises to be
The United States Marine Corps, Quo Vadis?
After almost 250 years, the US Marine Corps is facing what may be its biggest threat — from within.
How Not to Fight Inflation
A careful look at US economic conditions supports the view that inflation was driven mainly by supply-side disruptions and shifts in the pattern
The Promise of Nuclear Fusion
We may be on the cusp of commercially available nuclear fusion technology, which would usher in a societal paradigm shift.
Debunking Solar Geoengineering
Proponents of solar geoengineering say that lowering Earth’s average temperature by reflecting sunlight into space will tackle global
What US Leadership Can Do for Nature
Although the United States is not a party to the Convention on Biological Diversity, its heavyweight status affords it ample opportunities
The Climate Crisis Is Also a Health Crisis
The interplay between climate change and the spread of deadly pathogens could herald an era of global devastation and disruption. To avert
Tangled Up in Blue
Last month, scientists at Trinity College Dublin published research that the human brain may be a kind of quantum computer, rather than a classical one. This is a big, big deal. Good science requires cautious and critical thinking. So it is no surprise that the...
A Drunkard’s Search: Ageism and the Labor Shortage
The developed world is facing a historic labor shortage and the answer is to hire more older workers…yet, ageism is a pernicious hurdle.
The Bond Vigilantes are Back
Governments are beholden to both the public via their representatives in parliamen and the financial markets. Sometimes those ‘constituents’
The Global Recovery Winds Down
The severity of the global downturn is compounded by policy error. Avoiding a deeper slump will require a course correction.
Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths
The world’s largest and most well-established powers are all stuck in traps created by their own historical obsessions – be it memories
Is the Pound Close to the Breaking Point?
While the pound’s recent declines may evoke memories of the 1992 “Black Wednesday” crisis, sterling’s weakness does not
Requiem for an Empire
Since World War II, Britain’s influence in the world has relied on its “special relationship” with the United States, its position as
Whither the ESG Revolution?
Many companies are promising to align their objectives – including how they measure their performance – with broader imperatives relating
How Much Has the Ukraine War Changed Germany?
Germany faces no shortage of crises, from the Russian security threat and political instability among Western allies to democratic backsliding
American CHIPS Off the Chinese Block
America’s world-leading semiconductor industry is a testament to the advantages a competitive market economy has over a command economy
Blame the Economists
Science has long recognized the dynamics of climate change. To our detriment, economics has been slower to adapt.
From Great Moderation to Great Stagflation
For decades, relative global stability, sound economic-policy management, and the steady expansion of trade to and from emerging markets combined