While many of us head to beaches or backyard barbeques this weekend, negotiating teams from twelve nations will be busy working on perhaps the most important trade deal of our generation – the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). On Friday, TPP Chief Negotiators begin a four-day meeting...

The Bastille Day announcement of a nuclear deal with Iran generated a wide range of reactions. President Obama praised the deal, noting it “had stopped the spread of nuclear weapons in the region.” Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush called it “dangerous, deeply flawed, and short-sighted,” while...

Imagine a country plagued by extremely high murder rates, rampant violence, widespread smuggling and corruption, and organized crime networks that rival the government for authority in many regions of the country. The country is home to the most dangerous city in the world. And last...

As the U.S. stock markets race to new highs, there has been increasing chatter about a forthcoming correction. Economic chaos reigns in Europe with constant debates about austerity and bailouts, and China seems destined to slow further as its credit-fueled investment boom ends. Commodity markets...

The last two weeks marked a major milestone in the world of art. Between May 5 and May 15, a record $2.7 billion of art was sold at Christie’s, Sotheby’s, and Phillips during a Spring auction bonanza that included sales of Impressionist and contemporary art...

Canada is in the midst of a unprecedented housing boom that seems likely to bust. I was recently in Canada and noticed a schizophrenic oscillation between housing exuberance and oil-price despair. What did it mean for the Canadian economy’s outlook? Upon returning to the US,...

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