Economic Development

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke stands beside a screen showing the country's resident population during the 2010 Census presentation at the National Press Club in Washington, REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

If the United States can begin to repair its human capital base and forge new alliances for the 21st century, it can strengthen — with the aid of demographics — Pax Americana for generations to come.

Global economic policymakers would be making a grave error were they to underestimate the consequences of a hard Brexit.
Bahraini and Saudi women celebrate the lifting of the driving ban on women in east Saudi Arabia, June 24, 2018.

The key to meeting the kingdom’s home ownership target lies in more women getting jobs – and mortgages.

emerging-market investors have faulty memory

US policymakers would make a grave mistake to dismiss the emerging market economies’ diminishing economic prospects as an event occurring abroad with little likely impact on the US economy.

American Enterprise Institute

If India were a vehicle, under Congress it lacked an accelerator. Under the BJP, it lacks brakes.

The US and the EU are in no position to compete with the amount or the immediacy of financial support that the Gulf Arab states can offer. But for emerging markets, today’s windfall is tomorrow’s institutional challenge.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and commissioner for Customs and Border Patrol Kevin McAleenan listen to U.S. President Donald Trump speak during a visit to a section of border wall in Calexico California, U.S., April 5, 2019.

The US must rescue Central America from organized crime networks—using financial sanctions, law enforcement cooperation, security assistance, and development programs to defend democracy, the rule of law, and honest commerce.

Through the economic activities bundled under the Belt and Road, Beijing is pursuing a vision of the 21st century defined by great power spheres of influence, state-directed economic interactions, and creeping authoritarianism.

The International Investment Bank’s relocation to Budapest represents a blatant effort to plant the Kremlin’s flag in the heart of Europe.

Promoting stability in countries one has no intention of intervening in is classic realpolitik. But as with Venezuela, communist ideology, the resulting cronyism, corruption, and a whole host of other traits can and should be exposed. At the very least students, including those recently elected to Congress, can be reminded of the myriad follies of an all-powerful Government.

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