The global economy thrives on globalization and the increasing interdependence of finance, production, consumption and trade. Such integration has reduced poverty, yet varying national policies along with ever-increasing speed of transactions and market news have also contributed to imbalances, both among nations and within. Regulations often do not keep pace in managing cross-border debt, foreign direct investment, corporate practices, tax codes or economic bubbles. The eurozone crisis and the US subprime mortgage crisis have demonstrated that one nation’s problems and panic can spread like wildfire. Nations must combine a competitive spirit with cooperation to achieve stable economic growth and sustainable prosperity.

Rescuing the European Model

Despite the debt crisis, Europe has chosen to modify, not end, social welfare
Joergen Oerstroem Moeller
May 2, 2013

China Targets Greenland for Mining

Countries with mineral wealth can’t expect job bonanza
Will Hickey
April 18, 2013

US Could Be World’s Most Populous Country

By opening immigration door, the US could fuel rise of population and power
Joseph Chamie
April 15, 2013

The EU as Last-Ditch Escape Artist

Europe must stop patching up crises – and commit to union and reform
Jonathan Fenby
April 1, 2013

India’s Agriculture on the Brink

Misguided policies boost short-term output, yet may transform India into a food importer
Deepak Gopinath
March 27, 2013

Fossil-Fuel Subsidies Help Asia Roar

Ending subsidies for fossil fuels could slow climate change
Will Hickey
March 15, 2013