February 10, 2020Technology and Innovation
The opening of Northeastern University's Roux Institute in Portland, Maine is a crucial first step in bringing the innovation economy to states that have historically been overlooked by venture capit…
February 10, 2020Coronavirus
The coronavirus outbreak is on track to become the worst humanitarian and economic crisis of Xi Jinping's tenure, but the Chinese president is certainly not likely to resign.
February 26, 2020Nigeria
A recently published annual report by the Foundation for Partnership Initiative in the Niger Delta (PIND) is a salutary reminder of violence in the Niger Delta. The report, the Niger Delta Annual Conflict Report [PDF], shows that there were 416 violent incidents resulting in over one thousand recorded deaths in 2019. The Niger Delta produces most of Nigeria's oil.
February 24, 2020Iran
A sweeping win in parliamentary elections helps Iranian conservatives in a time of mounting tensions with Washington, but record-low turnout signals fading public support for Iran’s hard-liners.
February 24, 2020Public Health Threats and Pandemics
As nations prepare for a possible health emergency, world leaders are realizing that the new coronavirus is going to be harder to contain than previously hoped. Mobilization is continuing, and concer…
February 24, 2020Trade
President Trump has reached a deal with Canada and Mexico to restructure the North American Free Trade Agreement, hoping a new trilateral accord will reinvigorate the U.S. manufacturing sector.
February 24, 2020Coronavirus
A new coronavirus that originated in China has sparked fears of a potential pandemic, as health experts seek to answer questions about how it spreads.
June 26, 2007Monetary Policy
I am testifying later today (gulp) before the House budget committee -- and the time that normally goes into writing blog posts has gone into preparing my written testimony. That means I haven't…