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International Outlook for 2017 Politics

5 territorial disputes to watch out for in 2017

For several places around the world, 2017 could be a watershed year, as various territorial disputes threaten to boil over amidst a climate of global uncertainty.

Middle East/North Africa Natural resources and energy

Africa going off the grid

Despite President Obama’s Power Africa strategy falling short of its goal of 30,000 megawatts of new and clean power generation, African alternative energy initiatives are lighting up the continent.

Finance North America

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.

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.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

US hikes rates. South Korea holds security talks. Concerns grows over Sudan. The European Council meets. Putin and Abe discuss deal. All in The Week Ahead.

Asia Pacific Economics

Three things to consider about Trump’s plan to brand China as a ‘currency manipulator’

The US dollar rallied after Trump’s victory, forcing the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) to lower the yuan’s reference rate for 11 consecutive trading days.

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.

Asia Pacific Politics

Donald Trump’s presidential victory signals an end to America’s engagement in Southeast Asia

Trump’s unexpected victory could change how America interacts with Southeast Asia on issues concerning security, human rights and trade.

Debate Corner North America Politics

October revelations impact the U.S. election

Living up to the promise of an “October surprise,” October 2016 has realized daily revelations with implications for the U.S. election.