James McBride is a senior online writer/editor of economics at the Council on Foreign Relations.
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World Mar 01Here’s what you need to know about Italy’s 2018 elections
Italy’s elections will shape the country’s response to economic stagnation, migration woes, and European integration, with repercussions across the continent.
World Jul 03Refugees, trade and climate are top issues at upcoming G20 summit
The G20 summit on July 7-8 comes amid tensions over trade, climate, and refugee policy and increased uncertainty over the U.S. commitment to multilateral institutions. Read more in this Council on Foreign Relations backgrounder.
World Jun 07What’s at stake in the UK elections?
As the United Kingdom recovers from a string of terror attacks, the country’s parliamentary elections on June 8 could determine the course of its Brexit negotiations, trade and economic policy, internal borders and foreign relations.
World Mar 28Britain just put Brexit into motion. Now what?
The UK formally triggered Article 50 to leave the EU on Wednesday. Learn about what Brexit means for Britain and other countries in this Council on Foreign Relations backgrounder.
Economy Feb 28How Trump’s budget proposal could affect America’s debt
With the U.S. national debt expanding rapidly over the past decade, the state of the federal budget has come under intense scrutiny. The annual deficit spiked following the 2008 financial crisis, and budget analysts say that without reform government spending…