Could the United States dollar be dethroned?

Why some countries are moving away from U.S. bucks.
The U.S. dollar has been the dominant global currency for nearly a century. But some countries are now looking to diversify away from the greenback.
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A new UN treaty looks to govern maritime resources on the high seas

Mar 24, 2023
The newly-signed UN High Seas treaty seeks to regulate resource usage and environmental protection in international waters.
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Inside Chinese President Xi Jinping's ascent

The Economist provides a new look into how the country's leader became one of the most powerful people in the world.
A new eight-part podcast series from The Economist explores Xi Jinping's rise to power. Xi has reinforced the Communist Party's central role in all aspects of Chinese life, says Economist Editor-in-Chief Zanny Minton Beddoes.
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What to expect from Trump's U.K. trip

Jun 3, 2019
Lots of pomp, not much progress.
U.S. President Donald Trump during a tour of Westminster Abbey on June 3, 2019 in London, England.
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Does "America first" mean "America alone"?

Jun 8, 2018
This week could turn out to be a hinge-point in U.S. and global economies.
From left, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Donald Trump, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and British Prime Minister Theresa May pose for a photo at the ancient Greek Theatre of Taormina at the 2017 G-7 summit in Sicily.

What it means to be a diplomat in a digital age

Mar 20, 2017
Anne-Marie Slaughter says that diplomacy isn't just taking place in oak-paneled rooms anymore.
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