Francis Fukuyama on Beijing's Infrastructure Boom

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How the West Surrendered Infrastructure Development to China; Trump Doesn't Need a Grand Strategy; The Reinvention of Muqtada al-Sadr
May 25, 2018
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Beijing’s Building Boom

How the West Surrendered Global Infrastructure Development to China
By Bushra Bataineh, Michael Bennon, and Francis Fukuyama
Trump Doesn't Need a Grand Strategy
Why Planning Is Overrated
By Ionut Popescu
The Reinvention of Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr
From Sectarian Militia Leader to Populist Crusader in a Surprise Electoral Victory
By Mohamad Bazzi
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Breaking the Social Contract: What the U.S. Can Learn from Singapore

In 2015, a public health scandal enveloped the United States when news broke in Flint, Michigan, that the city’s water supply had unacceptably high levels of lead. At the time, it was unimaginable to Americans and the rest of the world that such an event could occur in the most powerful nation on the planet. One would expect that, because the United States is the world’s largest economy, public goods provision would be high. But in 2015 it ranked tenth in terms of the human development index (HDI), behind much smaller economies such as Singapore. Read more >
The End of the Iran Deal Could Destabilize Iraq
What U.S.–Iranian Rivalry Means for Baghdad
By James Fromson and Steven Simon
Will Colombia Make Peace With Its Peace Deal?
The Compromises That Continue to Divide the Country
By Michael Shifter
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International Cooperation Gets a Low Grade for the Second Year in a Row

The fourth annual Report Card on International Cooperation gives a dismal C- in its assessment of efforts to mitigate the world’s most vexing problems, the same grade awarded for 2016. Learn more from the Council of Councils, a Council on Foreign Relations initiative comprising twenty-nine major international policy institutes.
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