An election-bound Trump wants the China trade problem out of the way to bask in the spotlight choreographed by Chinese puppeteers during the North Korean summit later this month, Michael Ivanovitch writes. » Read More
By: Fred Kempe
The U.S. has traditionally reassured doubtful allies of its security commitment through such measures as troop reinforcements and military exercises. However, disruptive times call for unconventional measures, Atlantic Council CEO Fred Kempe writes. » Read More
By: Daniel Lacalle, chief economist at Tressis SV
Market strategists and policymakers are putting too much emphasis on a trade deal between the United States and China, and it's quite likely that whatever is agreed will disappoint. » Read More
U.S. exports to China represent only 7.2 percent of total American sales abroad and markets shouldn't overreact even if there's no trade deal with China, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
February brings the most significant series of tests yet of whether President Trump can transform his disruptive U.S. foreign policy into concrete outcomes, writes Fred Kempe of the Atlantic Council.
While data points to an economic slowdown in China, results from the likes of Louis Vuitton parent LVMH show a different picture.
Although the form of the British exit from the EU is often presented as a reductionist binary choice, London has in effect restated the fundamental question of what is a European project, Michael Ivanovitch writes.
What the data and the realities in communities are showing us now is that we're on the verge of poverty becoming a permanent inescapable reality.
Locally, Juan Guaido thus far has succeeded where Nicolas Maduro opponents previously failed in unifying the opposition and rallying widespread public and international support.
Facebook's announcement that monthly users took off in Europe and Asia shows the company may not ultimately pay a substantial business cost.
This week will be crucial for Brexit as Prime Minister Theresa May sets out how she intends to take the departure process forward after her initial withdrawal agreement with the European Union was defeated.
That "global multilateral trading system" was killed the minute the trade surplus countries took it as a license for free-riding on the rest of the world., Michael Ivanovitch writes.
For under $30,000, it's hard to fault a car that drives this well, looks this handsome, feels this high quality and comes with bumper-to-bumper coverage for six years or 72,000 miles.
The star who stole the stage at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, which just ended here yesterday, wasn't the stuff of flesh and blood but of data-driven algorithms in the form of Artificial Intelligence.
These are the themes that will dominate the Davos gatherings of the future, says General Atlantic's Bill Ford.
U.S. and Chinese negotiators need to accept that certain goals can't be reached at the moment, but that shouldn't stop them from reaching a deal to avert an all-out trade war and bring confidence back to global markets, writes Stefan M. Selig.
At a time when business leaders from around the globe head to the World Economic Forum in Davos, the world is filled with uncertainty.
In some 25 years of attending Davos, the Atlantic Council's Fred Kempe says he's never seen "such concern among its attendees about emerging risk."
The European Union's dilly-dallying on trade and investment issues with China is incomprehensible, Michael Ivanovitch writes.