Economics and Globalization News

With Russia, Belligerence Is Easy, Peacemaking Is Tough

Nov 30, 2015
"As long as Russia’s appetite for military force has been growing, Russia’s ability to use soft power, never large in the first place, has been diminishing," writes Maxim Trudolyubov.

The Real Reason the Xi-Ma Meeting Was Historic

Nov 09, 2015
"If this meeting is historic, it is for a different reason: it is a chance to say farewell to Ma, who will most likely be the last president elected in Taiwan who still has a “one-China” mentality. This meeting is a farewell to the old tradition and paradigm of cross-Strait relations," writes Zheng Wang.

China's Inroads into the West

Nov 05, 2015
In his article “China’s Inroads into the West,” Global Fellow Nicola Casarini discusses the possible development of new trades routes between China and the EU including the ‘one belt, one road’ (OBOR) initiative. Casarini highlights the impact struggling Chinese markets have on Europe and the Euro, and notes that China is investing in European infrastructure to increase trade access.

How to Make Mexico More Competitive: More Corporate Ethics & State Efficiency, Less Corruption

Nov 04, 2015
Between 2013 and 2014, Mexico approved historically needed reforms to increase competition, strengthen financial markets, reduce energy costs, improve the quality of education, and make labor markets more flexible. Yet, all advances related to Mexico’s reforms have been diluted by major lapses in three areas directly related to rule of law issues: (1) corruption, (2) corporate ethics, and (3) government efficiency.

Key Facts about Mexico's Southern Border States

Nov 04, 2015
This infographic illustrates key facts about Mexico's southern Border States

Private Rule-Making in the TTIP: The Role of Standard Setting

Nov 03, 2015
In her piece “Private Rule-Making in the TTIP: The Role of Standard Setting,” Global Europe Fellow Michelle Egan discusses the regulatory differences in American and European trade standards. Egan breaks down regulatory mechanisms in both the EU and US, and analyzes potential points of tension in future rounds of negotiations.

Could the TPP Actually Divide Asia?

Oct 22, 2015
"There is reason to worry that the trade deal may actually lead to increased tensions in the region, and not just between Washington and Beijing," writes Shihoko Goto.

The Xi-Obama Meeting: Outcomes and Expectations

Oct 16, 2015
The meeting between President Xi and President Obama has come and gone leaving in its wake opinions on outcomes and expectations. Kissinger Institute Director Robert Daly helps us sort through the details and also provides thoughts on how China views the TPP agreement.