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The Transatlantic Economy 2018 annual survey offers the most up-to-date set of facts and figures describing the deep economic integration binding Europe and the United States. It documents European-related jobs, trade and investment in each of the 50 U.S. states, and U.S.-related jobs, trade and  investment in each member state of the European Union and other European countries. It reviews key headline trends and helps readers understand the distinctive nature of transatlantic economic relations...

June 27, 2018

Speaker:

Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Moderators:

Cinnamon Dornsife, Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow and senior advisor of international development at SAIS

Jeremy Shiffman, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Global Health Policy

"I hope countries will compete in generosity"

Event recap by Saralyn Cruickshank; original publication available here.

Bill Gates hopes that one day, countries will comp...

Excerpt from a column published by CBC News on June 26, 2018. View it here.

China's strategic game


Whether or not Trump's tweet-led policy can be described as rational, Greg Chin, a China scholar at Toronto's York University, says it appears China is trying to be.

"A[s] far as I can read it, the Chinese haven't really gone for the jugular yet," says Chin, who is currently working on a book about the internationalization of the Chinese currency.

While Trump always quotes trade in physical goods...

This article originally appeared in The Washington Post on June 12, 2018. View it here.

“Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Raheem,” the television announcer intoned as the soccer player with shaggy hair stood, poised for a penalty kick, with a minute to go in the match. The packed stadium near the Egyptian city of Alexandria hummed with nervous energy. Television sets flickered across the land, all eyes on this moment, this kick.

“Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Raheem,” the announcer said again, invoking the words f...

This article was originally published by CNN on June 4, 2018. View it here.

On a sunny October morning just over three decades ago, an unknown airline from a little-known city took to the sky for its inaugural flight. With scarce resources, the airline had leased two planes from Pakistan International Airlines for those first journeys to Karachi.

Today, Emirates Airline -- based in Dubai -- is a global aviation giant. Its distinctive logo is splashed across the shirts of Premier League footba...

For decades the partnership between North America and Europe has been a steady anchor in a world of rapid change. Today, however, the transatlantic partnership itself has become unsettled and uncertain. Nowhere is this clearer than in the economic sphere.

Voters across the United States and many parts of Europe have grown skeptical of open markets. Concerns about stagnant wages, widening income inequality, and pockets of stubbornly high unemployment have combined with fears of automation, digitiz...

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