Pulse: Macro


U.S.-Taiwan Relations After the U.S. Election Talk at Georgetown’s SFS

On Friday, November 13th, I had the wonderful privilege of moderating an hour-long webinar with Sean King, Senior Vice President at Park Strategies and an affiliated scholar at the University of Notre Dame’s Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, on—as the title suggests—U.S.-Taiwan relations after the 2020 U.S. election for the Asian Studies Program at Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS). 

‘Second Wave’ Should Not Derail the Economic Recovery

Overreactions by Some Governors (and Perhaps President Biden) May Force a Short Contraction Near Year-End; This Would Be Followed by a Big Spring Rebound – Still Reach a New GDP Peak by 21Q3

Peru's Deepening Relations with the PRC

The positive side of Peru's political difficulties is that this has been a notable week for the recognition and advance of women in Latin American political leadership. 

The Evolution of US-China Relations Under Xi Jinping at Georgetown’s Asian Studies Program

About two months ago, I had the great pleasure of moderating an hour-long webinar with Lyric Hughes Hale, Editor-in-Chief of EconVue, on US-China relations since Xi Jingping’s rise for Georgetown’s Asian Studies Program, which also happens to be my graduate program.

Sustainability Stars: Betty Yee

By Marsha J. Vande Berg

EconVue Spotlight - Operation Warp Speed October 31, 2020

Halloween weekend seems a good time to try to look past fears about the US elections to the lingering challenges that continue to haunt the global economy. As COVID cases accelerate, the hope that this disease would burn itself out has vanished, and a lasting economic recovery seems to hinge on finding a vaccine.  Beyond distribution, costs, vaccine reticence, and logistics, what are the hurdles we face once a preventative inoculation has been found?  

Continuing Job Losses in Swing States May Seal Trump’s Fate

This article originally appeared in Washington Monthly.

China's Advance in the Caribbean

In a new Latin American Program report, Professor R. Evan Ellis details how China is expanding its presence in the strategically important Caribbean, through infrastructure investment, COVID-19 aid, and security sector assistance.  

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