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The Taiwan Relations Act at Forty and U.S.-Taiwan Relations

The Taiwan Relations Act, enacted by the United States Congress in April 1979, authorized continued “commercial, cultural, and other relations between the people of the United States and the people of Taiwan” in the wake of the U.S. decision to establish diplomatic ties with the People’s Republic of China. By authorizing the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and other provisions, the TRA created a framework for relations between the U.S. and Taiwan which has enabled their partnership and friendship to thrive in the absence of diplomatic relations. 

Eyeing the EU’s Overtures to China

Washington’s winters may or may not be harsher in recent years as a result of climate change. But in spite of all the concerns about weather pattern changes impacting nature, the city’s cherry blossoms have proven resilient to the volatility, this year being no exception. With the blossoms come another enduring fixture of springtime in Washington: the spring meetings of the IMF and the World Bank. Like the flowers, the message from the meetings too has been quite predictable.

We Are Committed to Restoring Confidence in Brazil and Its Institutions: Vice President Hamilton Mourão's Remarks at the Wilson Center

A transcript of the event with Vice President Hamilton Mourão of Brazil at the Wilson Center on April 9, 2019 (available for download below).

ArgentinaPulse Poll #3 | Argentines' Perceptions of the World Order, Foreign Policy and Global Issues

In Election Year, Argentines Sharply Divided Over Globalization
 
Argentina’s election of a pro-market president three years ago did not settle its national debate over free trade and the impact of globalization, and sharp partisan divisions remain in the run-up to the country’s October presidential election, according to a new poll by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Poliarquía.
 

Ambitions Beyond Growth: Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the UN

How can investments from the public and public sectors help provide universal health coverage, quality education, and good infrastructure while staying on track to limit climate change? Join us for a discussion on the challenges of investing in the Asia-Pacific to meet the Sustainable Development Goals, and how governments could mobilize resources to meet investment requirements.

Event Summary: The Aftermath of President Bolsonaro’s Visit to Washington and Prospects for Economic Reform

President Jair Bolsonaro wrapped up his first official visit to Washington as president yesterday, as his government looks to fulfill its promise of strengthening relations with the United States. Yet one of the most promising areas of bilateral dialogue—economic and commercial relations, including greater U.S. investment in Brazil—will depend heavily on the new government’s capacity to deliver much-needed reforms at home, particularly the approval of meaningful pension reform in the Brazilian National Congress.

The Political Economy of Reforms in Europe's Neighborhood

Economic convergence between lower- and higher-income economies in the European neighborhood requires further structural reforms. Sergei Guriev, Chief Economist of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), discussed the general political economy of reforms in regions served by the EBRD, as well as the current economic situation for specific countries in transition.

This event is part of the DMGS-Kennan Institute Distinguished Speaker Series, which hosts scholars and practitioners in the Russian and Eurasian spheres.

Ground Truth Briefing | The Consequences of a U.S.-Mexico Border Shutdown

Over the past week, President Trump has renewed threats to shut down the U.S.-Mexico border. This comes at a time when Mexico is making new efforts to lower the number of people entering the United States through Mexico. In recent months, there has been a dramatic surge in the number of migrants crossing into the United States at or between official ports of entry on the southern border.

Trump Threatens to Put Tariffs on Cars Coming from Mexico

"Imposing tariffs on cars for this reason would be a huge violation of existing trade rules. What’s more it would be immensely costly for US auto producers and consumers. It’s difficult to see this as a credible threat. The Mexican government will surely view this threat with some skepticism as well as frustration after making significant concessions to Trump on migration last week."

- Duncan Wood 

 

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