Economics and Globalization News

The EU May Soon have Gazprom and Vladimir Putin Running on Fumes

May 01, 2015
"For all of President Vladimir Putin’s rhetoric about Russian nationalism and economic self-reliance, he finds himself surprisingly constrained in his ability to respond to the European Commission’s action against Gazprom. Yet Putin will have to respond at a time when the country’s energy and economic options are limited. He also has to swallow the European Union’s reminder that even after Ukraine, Russia is not an international rule maker," writes William E. Pomeranz.

A More Peaceful and Prosperous Honduras?

Apr 30, 2015
This article from the Council on Hemispheric Affairs reports on the speech delivered by President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras at the Wilson Center.
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Richard Perle on the Effectiveness of U.S. Sanctions

Apr 28, 2015
A veteran foreign policy practitioner and analyst, Richard Perle, provides insight into the history and current application of sanctions as a tool of U.S.statecraft. Do they work? What are the conditions necessary to make them effective? And are we getting it right in the cases of Iran and Russia? These are just some of the questions addressed in this episode of CONTEXT.
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Assessing the Effectiveness of U.S. Sanctions

Apr 28, 2015
In this NOW interview, William Pomeranz and Meg Lundsager discuss the impact, effectiveness, and consequences of U.S. sanctions past and present.

The Absentee

Apr 27, 2015
In this Expert Take, Global Fellow and Advisory Board Member Luis Rubio discusses the lack of economic growth in Mexico, stating "The great absentee in recent decades has been economic growth."

Japan Takes Center Stage

Apr 24, 2015
"When Prime Minister Abe took office at the end of 2012, he had two major goals: (1) shake the Japanese economy out the zombie-like state it had been in for 20 years, and (2) make Japan a 'normal' country with armed forces that could play an active role in support of Japanese interests...On the 'normal country' front he needed to rewrite the terms of the alliance with the United States so that Japan can become an active partner, not just a passive bystander. That is why the 'Defense Guidelines' will be major theme of Abe’s address to Congress," writes Marvin Ott.

“Una Centroamérica convulsa es una amenaza para EUA”

Apr 23, 2015
President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras is quoted from his speech at the Wilson Center. This article is in Spanish.

El Woodrow Wilson Center destaca avances de Honduras en seguridad y transparencia

Apr 23, 2015
This article mentions that Andrew Selee served as moderator to a discussion at the Wilson Center with President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras. This article is in Spanish.

Presidente hondureño: Migración infantil a EEUU ha descendido un 75%

Apr 22, 2015
This article quotes President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras from his speech at the Wilson Center. This article is in Spanish.

El presidente hondureño defiende sus reformas en EEUU para pedir más ayudas

Apr 22, 2015
President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras is quoted from his speech at the Wilson Center. This article is in Spanish.

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