Economics and Globalization

China’s Pollution From U.S. Exports: Takes Two to Tango

Forty-plus years as the world’s factory, China’s manufacturing sector has fueled its economy and growing wealth, at a heavy environmental cost. The combination of weak pollution regulations in China and demand for cheap goods from western companies and consumers has left Chinese citizens in an increasingly polluted environment. Nature magazine reported in 2017 that more than 100,000 people in China die every year as a result of noxious emissions caused by manufacturing products for export.

Discussion with Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ambassador Tibor Nagy

On Tuesday, August 21, 2018, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted a discussion with Ambassador Tibor Nagy, the newly confirmed Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. The event was an opportunity for the Assistant Secretary to introduce himself to and share his priorities for U.S.-Africa policy with the Africa-engaged community, and for him to hear their viewpoints, interests, and concerns about the current state and the way forward for U.S.-Africa policy and relations.

Reintegrating Returned Mexican Migrants through a Comprehensive Workforce Development Strategy

As part of his electoral commitments, Mexico’s President-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), promised to protect the rights of returning migrants and work towards their full integration into what he hopes will be a more prosperous Mexico. Returning Mexican migrants have great potential to contribute to the Mexican workforce, but there needs to be a better strategy to connect them with meaningful job opportunities.

Ukraine Quarterly Digest: April-June 2018

BY ANDRIAN PROKIP

Does the Indo-Pacific Matter for Washington?

There is an old saying in Washington: “show me your budget and I’ll show you your strategy.” It means that resources–not rhetoric–are the key determinant of a country’s national security strategy, especially when they don’t match up. I recently participated in a private discussion of American thought leaders about how the United States could strengthen its approach to the South China Sea–an area of tremendous geopolitical significance in the broader U.S. competition with China.

In Trade Trouble, China Sees North American Opportunity

This article originally appeared in The Wilson Quarterly.

Canada-Mexico Relations: A Lifeboat in Turbulent Trade Waters

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