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Economics and Globalization

Geopolitical Implications of a New Era on the Korean Peninsula

The second summit meeting between the United States and the DPRK in Vietnam ended without a deal.
There is yet no roadmap on how denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula might be possible, nor is there a clear way for North Korea to be able to join the fold of the international community and have sanctions lifted. In short, a great number of uncertainties remain while hopes for peace continue to be strong.

Present and Future of Argentina’s Economy: A Conversation with Axel Kicillof

*This seminar will be in Spanish. 

Last year, Argentina suffered a currency crisis that has worsened poverty and unemployment. Inflation remains at its highest level in three decades. In response to these economic challenges, President Mauricio Macri signed an International Monetary Fund program that requires deep budget cuts and urges faster reforms to the country’s labor code and pension system. The IMF loans have kept Argentina from default, but they are not without critics.

Infographic: U.S. Top Trading Partners 2019

The Candidates and the Economy: Field of Promises


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).