Global economic, financial and political stability depends on outcomes in four areas.
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The U.S. and China have very different views of what they had signed up for in the truce.
Trump's enforcement of Iran sanctions could undermine the dollar's global primacy.
The problems with the latest wave of cryptocurrencies will be familiar to anyone who has encountered even a single study of speculative attacks on pegged exchange rates.
Trump's 'America First' policy is making space for China to shape international trade.
Will China's power and prosperity really boost the global appeal of its authoritarian model?
By eschewing escalation in response to the Trump administration's widening tariffs on its exports, China can jeopardizing the global trade system that is fueling its growth.
Trump-related uncertainty may be one reason among many behind the greenback's weakness.
Policymakers normally respond to recessions by cutting interest rates, reducing taxes, and boosting transfers to casualties of the downturn. But, for a combination of economic and political reasons, the U.S., in particular, is ill-prepared to respond normally.
While many people believe that technological progress and job destruction are accelerating dramatically, there is no evidence of either trend.