November 9, 2018
| Amy Searight, Matthew P. Goodman, William Alan ReinschThere are some key reasons why we think the president’s absence matters. As Woody Allen said, “80 percent of success is showing up,” and nowhere is that more true than Southeast Asia, as CSIS experts Amy Searight, Matthew Goodman, William Reinsch write in their CQ piece.
Today, the United States fully re-imposed sanctions on Iran that had been lifted or waived under the JCPOA. The immediate impacts of sanctions on the Iranian economy are apparent–oil production and GDP growth are collapsing.
Despite welcome achievements over the past four years, due in no small part to the IMF’s role, Ukraine has not escaped its past and put itself on a strong and sustained upward track, as Mark Sobel from the Simon Chair writes in his commentary.
October 23, 2018
| Jack CaporalThe growing frustration among WTO member states has triggered an effort to reform the organization—what U.S. ambassador to the WTO Dennis Shea termed “the Autumn of WTO reform,” as Jack Caporal from Scholl Chair and Dylan Gerstel from Simon Chair write in a joint CQ piece.
October 23, 2018
| Matthew P. GoodmanThe eye of the Trump trade policy storm passed over CSIS earlier this month when U.S. ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Dennis Shea sat down with my colleague Bill Reinsch for an armchair conversation.
Treasury’s decision not to label China as a currency manipulator in its latest semiannual currency report may reflect its aim to preserve the report’s credibility, as Stephanie Segal from CSIS Simon Chair writes in a new CQ piece.
The addition of a chapter on macroeconomic and exchange rate policies in USMCA could serve as a precedent for future U.S. trade agreements with other trading partners as Stephanie Segal, Simon Chair deputy director and senior fellow, writes in a new CQ piece.
With a newly revised program framework now at hand, many criticisms of Argentina and the IMF have been advanced. But they miss the bigger picture as Mark Sobel, non-resident senior adviser for the Simon Chair in Political Economy, writes in his commentary.
Emerging market (EM) economies have recently come under pressure from international investors, with many EM currencies—including the Turkish lira and Argentine peso—sharply depreciating against the dollar and prices on EM financial assets experiencing steep declines.
Five years ago, President Xi Jinping unveiled the Belt and Road Initiative, a vast investment scheme designed to pave China's transition to great power status. Instead, it has become a roller coaster Beijing is struggling to control.