Report Sep 18, 2020
Trade flows in the age of automation
By Jack Daly, Nick Brown
Innovative digital technologies will alter global value chains (GVCs) in the decade following COVID-19. As new technology re-shapes the nature of services trade, entire value chains will be disrupted. With trade in services growing 60 percent faster than that of goods, it is clear that the impact of new digital technologies will be widespread.
Issue Brief Sep 8, 2020
“One world, two systems” takes shape during the pandemic
By Hung Tran
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated fragmentation of the postwar world order. Its most poignant manifestation is in an intensifying competition between the United States and China for political and strategic influence. In essence, the post-Cold War globalized economic order has gradually morphed into a “one world, two systems” configuration, edging toward a new Cold War.
Issue briefs and reports Jul 9, 2020
Economic might, national security, and the future of American statecraft
By David H. McCormick, Charles E. Luftig, James M. Cunningham
Given the many significant challenges America faces today — including high levels of debt, political discord, the rise of China, and the emergence of Asian economies as the drivers of global growth — what is the United States’ plan for preserving its great power primacy?