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The Fed, Trade, and Dollar Purchasing Power

The Fed, Trade, and Dollar Purchasing Power

From 2003 to 2017, the Effective Federal Funds Rate (EFFR) dropped by 36% while gold rose 169%, and dollar purchasing power reflects this low-rate environment.

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Former British PM Brown Urges Creation of Education Finance Facility

Former British PM Brown Urges Creation of Education Finance Facility

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown urged the creation of an international facility that would raise billions of dollars for children’s education in poor and conflict-stricken countries.

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Isolationism and its Consequences for Conflict Prevention

Isolationism and its Consequences for Conflict Prevention

Could Trump’s “America First” isolationism, professed during his electoral campaign, decrease the U.S.’ role in the world, and ultimately its security?

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Trump’s Pivot from Isolationism to Interventionism?

Trump’s Pivot from Isolationism to Interventionism?

Trump’s interventionism while staying the course on his approach to immigrants and refugees reveals the fundamental incoherence of his worldview.

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Parag Khanna’s ‘Blunt’ Defense of Globalization

Parag Khanna’s ‘Blunt’ Defense of Globalization

In a speech at the Foreign Policy Association Khanna argued that globalization is not at risk of reversing despite recent surges in popularity of nationalist ideas.

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Death by a Thousand Cuts (and Tweets): The Impending Train Wreck of U.S. Foreign Policy

Death by a Thousand Cuts (and Tweets): The Impending Train Wreck of U.S. Foreign Policy

If the “America First” myopic vision becomes reality, the U.S.’ place in the world will become a lonely, isolated one, its security and well-being fundamentally jeopardized.

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Catalysts for Never Ending Attacks

Catalysts for Never Ending Attacks

Future policies that deeply antagonize communities need to be prevented at all costs. Otherwise, it is unlikely that attacks, such as the one in St. Petersburg, will end.

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Seoul Reports Beijing’s Mandarin Imperiousness to WTO

Seoul Reports Beijing’s Mandarin Imperiousness to WTO

In response to Beijing’s recent economic retaliations over the deployment of THAAD, Seoul raised the issue of trade agreements violations at a WTO meeting.

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Diplomacy As A Budget Friendly Program?

Diplomacy As A Budget Friendly Program?

Trump’s proposed budget cuts 28% from the State Department’s funding, reducing foreign aid and de-funding a range of programs.

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Robert Lighthizer on Trade with China

Robert Lighthizer on Trade with China

The new pick for U.S. trade representative, Robert Lighthizer, recently signaled the new administration’s get-tough approach to China over trade issues.

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Missiles as Part of the Peace Making Equation

Missiles as Part of the Peace Making Equation

The idea of using weapons to achieve equilibrium between powers to maintain peace is not novel, but its effectiveness depends on the technological balance between competing powers.

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Can Better Policy Curb Irregular Migration to Europe?

Can Better Policy Curb Irregular Migration to Europe?

With over a million migrants arriving on Greek and Italian shores last year looking to enter the EU, curbing the flow of third country asylum seekers from places like Eritrea is an urgent policy priority for European leaders.

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AFCEA West 2017 Conference (Pt.1): What are the Major Threats to the U.S.?

AFCEA West 2017 Conference (Pt.1): What are the Major Threats to the U.S.?

Senior military leaders fear that the administration will develop a foreign policy that focuses too heavily on military solutions with little regard to other “tools” in the U.S. policy kit.

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The Politicization of the F-35 Program

The Politicization of the F-35 Program

The plane destined to replace the various types of aircraft flown by NATO forces and its allies has been targeted by U.S. politicians for various reasons.

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The U.S. Should Get Rid of Its President(ial System)

The U.S. Should Get Rid of Its President(ial System)

Donald Trump is off to a rocky start in the White House. But the real problem is not the Trump presidency, but the American presidential system itself.

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