Trade and Development

Japan Accelerates Its Hedging Strategy

It is natural for countries to feel anxious when their security depends on the commitments of an ally. This is why a critical part of American foreign policy since the end of the Second World War has been to reassure its allies in Europe and Asia alike that its commitment to their defense was rock-solid. History has also demonstrated that allies, when less certain about Washington’s security guarantee, begin to look elsewhere.

Contested Spaces, Tangled Webs: Indian Geopolitics Today

Over the last decade, the United States and India have sought to build a strategic partnership. At the same time, the rise of India's neighbor China, along with Chinese military assertiveness and trade imbalances and security threats emanating from China, have fueled new tensions with the United States. This event will offer an Indian perspective on the geometry of the India-U.S.-China triangle in the Indo-Pacific region. It will also lay out a way forward for New Delhi.

Event Recap: Obstacles to Japanese Investment in Latin America

With the decreasing U.S. presence in both diplomacy and trade, Latin America has been looking to increase its trade partnerships beyond the hemisphere. While China’s presence cannot be overstated, Japan has actually been the biggest investor in the region to date most notably in key areas such as the technology sector.

Building Partnership with Mexico - A Presentation by E. Anthony Wayne, Convergencias 2018

Whose Rules for the Digital Economy? Shared Visions, Competing Interests

The role that trade rules play in determining business strategy cannot be underestimated. Yet for all the discussions about expectations for emerging technologies to drive growth, the establishment of rules remains an under-explored issue worldwide.

Sovereign Wealth Funds in Africa: Policies and Best Practices for Securing the Future

The Brown Capital Management Africa Forum will co-host the 2019 Signature event with the Government of Botswana,  the first Sovereign Wealth Fund in Africa, in Gaborone, Botswana.

Development is the Ultimate Deterrent to Excessive Migration

This article was originally published on The Hill.com...

On Oct. 4, Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) and President Trump had a phone call discussing an investment plan between Mexico, Canada and the United States to aid economic development in Central America and Mexico, with the aim to reduce the flows of illegal migration.

Life After NAFTA: Unpacking the USMCA

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we discuss the new USMCA trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada with Duncan Wood, Director of the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute. He highlights how the new deal may affect consumers, businesses, and industry in North America and discusses who stands to lose and gain the most from its ratification.

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