Looming US-China trade wars risks leaving us all less prosperous
Monday, 11 June 2018
With the start date looming for American tariffs on Chinese goods, China and the US are on the brink of a £75 billion trade war, with profound implications for global prosperity.
The latest round of talks ended without a breakthrough, and with a resolution seemingly far from sight. Whilst Beijing issued a tough warning to President Trump over impending tariffs on Chinese goods, the President responded to the issue on twitter, claiming “the US has been ripped off by other countries for years on trade, time to get smart!” China has however said it is willing to increase imports from other countries, including the US, presenting itself as the voice of free trade and challenging the US “America first” rhetoric.
Don’t Be Fooled by Trump’s Freign Policy Speech
Thursday, 28 April 2016
Donald Trump’s first foreign policy speech was a mess of inconsistent slogans, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)
Why Obama is Right to Urge Britain to Stay in the EU
Thursday, 21 April 2016
The United States can't afford for the UK to lose its foothold as a world leader, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post).
Why Insurgency Is Fun
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
The status quo in the Western democracies is under attack—and its defenders are looking more listless by the hour, writes Christian Caryl, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute and editor of Democracy Lab.
Is This the End of the West As We Know It?
Friday, 4 March 2016
In her latest column for the Washington Post, Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute, fears we are two or three bad elections away from the end of the liberal world order.
Curbing Corruption: Ideas That Work
Thursday, 17 September 2015
The Legatum Institute, together with Democracy Lab,
have produced a series of case studies that examine specific interventions against corruption which have produced positive results.
Judges on the Take
Tuesday, 8 September 2015
How the FBI took on Chicago’s crooked courts. Richard E. Messick is the author of the eighth case study in the Transitions Forum's 'Curbing Corruption' series.
International Tax Reform Opportunities and the US Elections
Wednesday, 2 September 2015
Congressman George Holding, Representative for the 13th District of North Carolina, spoke to a group of bankers, journalists, and London-based US business leaders about the danger inherent in America’s isolationist foreign policy, the need for tax reform, and the surprising popularity of Donald Trump among even moderate Republicans.
Spokesman for Birthers, Truthers, and Internet Trolls
Friday, 21 August 2015
Donald Trump has brought the language and ideas of birthers, truthers, and conspiracy theorists onto the national stage, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)
Counter Propaganda: Cases from US Public Diplomacy and Beyond
Friday, 24 July 2015
Nicholas J. Cull is the author of the latest paper in the Legatum Institute's 'Beyond Propaganda' series. In Counter Propaganda, Cull examines the use of propaganda in American history, its impact on government policies and citizen mind-sets.
America's Presidential Race—2016
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
As America gears up for its 2016 General Election, Jacob Heilbrunn, Editor of The National Interest, gave an insider's account of the runners and riders in the US election.
The Case for Quitting E-mail
Friday, 20 March 2015
Why does anyone think the State Department would have been a safer place to store Hillary Clinton’s email, asks Anne Applebaum
, Director of the Transitions Forum
at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post
Prosperity Delivers Them All
Thursday, 15 January 2015
Novella Bottini, Econometrician at the Legatum Institute reacts to the launch of a new report, launched by Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls, on engineering greater, and 'inclusive', prosperity around the world (e-Politix)
Global Power Shifts: A Status Report
Monday, 18 March 2013
The Legatum Institute hosted Michael Moran, Editor-in-Chief of Renaissance Insights, for a wide-ranging conversation on the changing realities of shifts in global power.
Politics, Business and Philanthropy
Sunday, 17 March 2013
The Legatum Institute hosted the President of Washington’s Woodrow Wilson Center and former Congresswoman Jane Harman for a private dinner discussion.
After the US Election: Democracy Challenges
Monday, 26 November 2012
Carl Gershman, President of the National Endowment for Democracy, believes the strength of the West is crucial in reinforcing the strength of democracy.
Preventing the Next Great Recession
Friday, 7 September 2012
Steven Horwitz, chair of economics at St. Lawrence University, urges policy makers to explore market alternatives to central banking and structural reforms of regulatory and fiscal policy processes.
Can America Outwit Decline?
Friday, 3 August 2012
Robert Kagan considers if America can outwit decline and questions the constant commentary that the US can no longer do what it wants to do in the world. Well, compared to when?
The Debt Threat to Democracy: Part II
Monday, 28 May 2012
Tim Leunig argues that a democracy that works well will deliver sensible debt limits by consent, just as it will deliver sensible policies in a range of other policy areas.