Economics and Globalization

A Turning Point for U.S. Economic Leadership in Asia?

Fears of the latest G20 meeting in Buenos Aires collapsing were unwarranted. Unlike the APEC meeting in Papua New Guinea in November which failed to come up with a joint statement among the member countries, the G20 were able to unite in calling for fair and sustainable development. In fact, the G20 meetings actually exceeded expectations insofar as a truce was seemingly reached between the United States and China. In hindsight, however, the G20 summit of 2018 may actually be cited as the beginning of a greater schism among member countries and a potential unraveling of the group.

China’s Detention of Canadians Could Backfire

We don’t know where–or in what conditions–Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor are being held. 

They were detained a week ago today, on Monday December 10, in different cities, in different regions of China, but on the same, serious allegations of “endangering national security.” 

Event Recap: What's Next for Afghanistan's Economy?

On November 5, 2018, the Asia Program at the Wilson Center in conjunction with the Middle East program held an event to discuss the state of Afghanistan’s economy, with particular focus on recent Afghan policy achievements; U.S. assistance efforts; and the major challenges that remain and how best to address them.  

Turbulence Ahead in U.S.-Japan Relations

President Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s recent meeting in Buenos Aires on the sidelines of the G-20 presented an image of two allies pleased with the progress they had made. The President praised Japan for reducing the bilateral trade deficit and for making significant military acquisitions from the United States.

ArgentinaPulse Poll #2 | Argentines' Perceptions of Global Issues and the G-20

As Trump and Xi Head to Buenos Aires, Argentines Lean Toward China

As President Trump and the Chinese leader, Xi Jinping, head to Argentina for the high-stakes G-20 summit November 30, their hosts in Buenos Aires are trying mightily to show no favoritism between the country’s two most powerful allies. But among the Argentine people, Mr. Xi will enjoy a far warmer welcome, according to a new poll by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and leading polling firm Poliarquía.