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Protest at the Center of American Politics

Abstract: Recognizing the increasing ubiquity of protest in the United States, this article considers why protest has become so central to American politics. It argues that three factors contribute...

Principles of Modern City Diplomacy and the Expanding Role of Cities in Foreign Policy

Modern city diplomacy finds city governments intervening in nearly all foreign policy arenas traditionally managed by nation-states. These trends are explicable by the same factors shaping the “...

A Turning Point? COP26 and the Global Fight Against Climate Change

Sometimes progress is only visible in hindsight. Such may prove to be the case with 2021—an important year in the fight against climate change, but a year whose ramifications may not be felt until...

Russia and China have become critical allies to Latin America and the Caribbean during the pandemic. The United States should step up.

While the region of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) remains in troubled waters due to COVID-19, Russia and China have been throwing lifelines with their vaccine diplomacy schemes. The...

International Cooperation in an Age of Technological Competition

Technological and economic decoupling is materializing in some parts of the digital economy, with risks of large global welfare losses. While this is often motivated from a security perspective,...

How the Philippines Can Recover From One of the World’s Longest Lockdowns

One of the world's longest lockdowns has disrupted the growth trajectory of the Philippines. From Asia's darling, it is on the verge of reclaiming its old status as the region's sick man. However,...

Changing Landscapes: New Strategies for the Big Three Oil Producers

The “Big Three” global oil producers’ strategies have changed in response to three crises that affected oil markets in the last seven years. While the problems related to the cyclical calamities are...

Brazil, Mexico, and COVID-19: A Striking Contrast

Brazil and Mexico experienced the first signs of the COVID-19 pandemic roughly at the same time. A year later, Brazil is one of the countries that has provided the most financial support to...

The Pandemic’s Unprecedented Shock and Opportunity for the Caribbean

For many Caribbean countries, COVID-19 has generated the largest single-year economic contraction on record. While the future remains uncertain, we know that policymakers will continue to be faced...

The United Arab Emirates’ Post-COVID-19 Outlook

The United Arab Emirates faces tough economic challenges in 2021 and beyond. The coronavirus and the resulting crises have caused its most important industries to struggle, endangered retaining its...

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