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Opinion

1 year ago

The Vietnam model for North Korea

In Hanoi, Vietnam, this week for his second summit with US President Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s 35-year-old leader, will not only be looking...
1 year ago

Migration myths vs. economic facts

On December 19, 2018, the United Nations General Assembly voted to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, with 152 votes in...
1 year ago

How to avoid a war in Venezuela

One month after Juan Guaidó, the speaker of Venezuela’s National Assembly, said he was assuming the powers of the Venezuelan presidency, currently held...
1 year ago

Closing Africa’s financing gap

Toward the end of 2018, the United States merged existing development agencies into the new US International Development Finance Corporation (IDFC). With a...
1 year ago

This time really is different

Respectable investors aren’t supposed to say, “This time is different.” But, given the market gyrations in recent months, they would do well to keep...
1 year ago

The AI road to serfdom?

Surveys from round the world show that people want secure jobs. At the same time, they have always dreamed of a life free from toil. The “rise of the...
1 year ago

Africa’s digital generation gap

Africa is the youngest place in the world. But because African heads of state tend to be older – with an average age of 62 – they are out of touch with...
1 year ago

Misreading China’s strength

US President Donald Trump’s administration has underestimated China’s resilience and strategic resolve. With the Chinese economy slowing, the US...