Debt is rising more quickly in the United States than most people would prefer. This is happening in part because the U.S. current account deficit and the country’s high level of income inequality distort the structure and amount of American savings.
January 2019 marks the fortieth anniversary of the normalization of relations between the People’s Republic of China and the United States. Four Carnegie scholars—two American and two Chinese—assess the relationship today.
Rosneft’s deep ties to Venezuela and Russia’s efforts to insert itself into the crisis there together raise questions about whether the country’s leadership is acting to preserve national or corporate and private interests.
With the clock ticking on a U.S. military departure from Syria, the U.S. government must salvage what it can to protect only the most important American interests—and even that may be a tall order.
Getting mail is a little more complicated in Europe’s unrecognized territories. But life goes on in a trio of de facto states forged from unresolved conflicts—Abkhazia, Transdniestria, and northern Cyprus—that the international community has largely forgotten about.
Policymakers need to explore ways to make U.S. foreign policy work better for America’s middle class, even if their economic fortunes depend largely on domestic factors and policies.
Kim Jong-un is prone to making bombastic threats and boasts. But it would be unwise to dismiss the North Korean leader’s words as mere hot air.