US climate report: what can be done?

US climate report: what can be done? President Trump is not known for his campaigning on the environment. He infamously pulled the US out of the international Paris agreement on tackling climate change last year. He’s also promised to revive coal-fired energy plants and protect mining jobs.  Contrast that with the latest pronouncement from the […]

President Trump’s mid-term report card

President Trump’s mid-term report card We’re just over halfway through President Donald Trump’s first term in office. Last week’s midterm elections were claimed as a victory by both sides. The Democrats won control of the House of Representatives, but the Republicans tightened their grip on the Senate. Commentators expect the Democrats to ramp up the […]

Can Trump stop the migrant caravan?

Can Trump stop the migrant caravan? Thousands of asylum seekers are currently passing through Mexico on their way to the US border. They claim to be escaping drug-related violence at home and that they want to build a new life in America. US President Donald Trump though believes the so-called migrant caravan has been infiltrated […]

What to expect in the 2018 US midterm elections

What to expect in the 2018 US midterm elections The US midterm elections are less than three weeks away. Will President Donald Trump’s success with the economy override political scandals?

New NAFTA deal sought between US and Canada

New NAFTA deal sought between US and Canada The North America Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, underpins $1.2tn of trade between the US, Canada and Mexico. President Trump says it’s unfair to the US and has forced its partners to renegotiate the deal. Amid threats of tariffs and exclusions, he wrapped up an agreement with […]

Is Facebook more like a newspaper?

Is Facebook more like a newspaper? Every month, one in three of the planet’s population logs on to Facebook. The world’s biggest social network is – for many people – not only a place to find out what friends and family are up to, it’s also their gateway to the world. The company is increasingly […]

UK-US special relationship transcends other government relationships

‘UK-US special relationship transcends other government relationships’ President Trump’s visit to the UK will show that their historic friendship transcends the relationships “of the governments of the moment”, says American economist Irwin Stelzer. STAY CONNECTED:

Rate Hike Puts Pressure on Emerging Economies

Rate Hike Puts Pressure on Emerging Economies The US Federal Reserve has raised rates, increasing pressure on emerging economies. Our regular economic commentator, Irwin Stelzer of the Hudson Institute, tells the BBC’s Susannah Streeter why that is the case. STAY CONNECTED:

The Global Tussle Over Oil Prices

The global tussle over oil prices The last few days have seen protests – and an angry Presidential tweet – over the price of oil. Strikes in Brazil, protests in India – all over the liquid gold. Economist Irwin Stelzer from the Hudson Institute in Washington gives us the who’s who of current oil influencers, […]

US Attempts to Regulate Facebook

Irwin Stelzer on US attempts to regulate Facebook The international row over what Facebook does with users’ data has led to calls for tighter regulation of social media companies not just in Europe, but elsewhere too. In the US, though, regulation of the internet has traditionally been resisted, because of the right to free speech […]

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