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Under Trump, the national debt has the potential to grow

Donald Trump faces a myriad of problems upon inauguration this month. Among the financial and economic dilemmas is the national debt.

Economics North America

Four things the US should learn about losing and creating jobs

The loss of manufacturing jobs in the United States is unlikely to be reversed unless workers acquire new skills and become employable in other sectors.

Finance North America

Federal Reserve in the hot seat

With Donald Trump set to take office in January and the Republican majority in Congress, his statements about reining in the Federal Reserve (Fed) are now turning into rumblings of

Middle East/North Africa North America

Turks or Kurds: the next US decision and its potential impact

If the US wants to accomplish its goals in Syria, it will probably need to pick a side in one of the world’s bloodiest ethnic conflicts. The bombings in Istanbul

North America Politics

Silicon Valley and New Delhi fear Trump’s visa policy

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to investigate and restrict working visas to the US, especially the H1-B visas often used by Silicon Valley.

North America Politics

Forecasting unconventional elections: What can be done?

Despite unforgivable slips in the 2016 US presidential race, the polling industry must be strengthened, not discredited for future political outcomes.

North America Politics

Will Trump’s election change the US-Russia relationship?

With the election of Russia’s preferred candidate — Republican President-elect Donald Trump — the future of Russia-US relations remains uncertain.

North America Security

The US quietly re-writes Arctic policy

Under the cover of the 2016 election season, the Obama administration has been busy crafting a new Arctic policy that will have significant ramifications.

North America Politics

Election night: what to watch, hour by hour

A look at the polls to watch on election night in America.

North America Politics

Email scandal has all but erased Clinton debate victories

This is a guest post by Aaron Kall Although Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton dominated all three debates to build a solid lead over her Republican rival, Donald Trump, these