Fields of sunflowers are now a common sight all over the world – but this has only been the case relatively recently.
Tariffs may help certain industries, but their broader impact on middle- and lower-income consumers is generally harmful.
The president says he's fighting his trade war because a generation of free trade has failed working-class Americans. An economist explains why tariffs will only make things worse.
The U.S. won’t be able to walk all over Putin with unilateral sanctions.
American policymakers and lawmakers are floating unilateral sanctions against Russia, Iran and even Turkey in an effort to change behavior. But research shows sanctions only work in narrow circumstances.
Farmer Michael Petefish walks through one of his soybean fields in southern Minnesota.
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The Trump administration's promise of $12 billion in aid to offset losses from retaliatory tariffs will not make up for the long-term consequences of a prolonged trade war.
Protester one year after Occupy Wall Street.
The support for the key values that pervade the discourse about social justice is overall very strong but it may be surprising that democracy and solidarity receive less support among respondents.
Supporters of Nationalist Movement Party at a rally before the June election.
Turkey's close relationship with the US dates back to the Cold War. But after the June election there put nationalists into a position of power in the government, that alliance could turn rocky.
Americans are deeply religious people however our exclusive survey find that many do not want religion to mix with social or political life.
The results of our survey reveal that people are rather liberal in moral affairs and have mixed views about religious institutions.
Militias guard a barricade after police and pro-government militias stormed a rebel-held neighborhood in Masaya, Nicaragua, on July 17, 2018.
AP Photo/Cristibal Venegas
Nicaragua has exploded in violence since mass protests began against President Daniel Ortega in April, with hundreds dead and thousands wounded. Amid such chaos, criminal violence is likely to follow.
Then-Fox anchor Megyn Kelly covering the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
Are Americans ready for a new media model? A new survey indicates that, surprisingly, those who are more willing to pay for news include women and the young.
Kentucky bourbon is among the products targeted with retaliatory tariffs by the EU.
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Trump has started a trade war with China and much of the world. Here's what you need to know.
Economist think so too.
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The president says immigration is bad for the US economy. Economists disagree.
Trump has long talked about halting U.S. participation in the WTO.
Trump has often talked about leaving the World Trade Organization. An economist explains what it is and what would happen if the president had his way.
Central Asia is at the centre of two new initiatives by China and Russia that run against a longstanding economic vision of the US.
John Adams believed the fourth of July should be filled with ‘illuminations from one end of this continent to the other.’
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An economist explores data on injuries, which states ban fireworks and other interesting stats on what President John Adams referred to as 'illuminations.'
Say cheese … or not. A woman works a stand at a cheese festival in Moscow, Russia.
AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin
In the US, smiling is a reflexive gesture of goodwill, but Russians view it as a sign of stupidity. Social psychology research could help explain this cultural contrast.
Nikki Haley, the United States’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations, has announced the US will withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council.
The UN human rights council can certainly be improved, but the worst way to do that is by walking away.
The big global cities might be engines of growth but are also where the deepest troughs of poverty and injustice are found.
The largest cities in Australia and the US are both the richest and the most likely to push out low-income earners. Having cities of all sizes will increase people's choices of where to live and work.
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Looking at the agreement, it appears that Kim Jong-un has outmanoeuvred Donald Trump.
US leaders have lashed out at China, but would likely be unwilling to start a war in the South China Sea.
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China has taken an incremental approach to cementing its control over the disputed waters, making the US and its allies powerless to stop it.
In happier times: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the 2017 APEC summit in Vietnam.
Anxiety about China's rise is unlikely to abate any time soon – Australia needs to remain calm and realise the region is changing rapidly.