International Economy

Whatever Happened to Free Trade?

March 29, 2017

The first in a series of articles on the retreat of globalization and the rise of economic populism.

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Glut of Chinese Goods Pinches Global Economy

June 1, 2015

Plants in China kept producing as growth fell, fueling deflationary pressure world-wide. (With reporting from China and the U.S.)

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IMF Probes Chief Over Tie to Worker

October 18, 2008

This story broke the news that IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was being investigated for sexual misconduct.

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Palestine Central Bank's Tricky Path

August 21, 2008

Jihad Al-Wazir must navigate Palestinian politics and the Israeli military to run the Palestinian Authority's version of a central bank.

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Rise of Nationalism Frays Global Ties

April 28, 2008

The era of easy globalization is over.

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Lobbyists Smoothed the Way For a Spate of Foreign Deals

January 25, 2008

DC lobbyists work overtime to help foreign Sovereign Wealth Funds by U.S. companies.

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Once an Economic Dynamo, Iraq Is Now A Financial Riddle

April 9, 2003

Before the U.S. invaded Iraq, it knew little about how Iraq's economy worked.

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Bush Economic Aide Says the Cost Of Iraq War May Top $100 Billion

September 16, 2002

This article broke the news of how much the Bush administration figured an invasion of Iraq would cost. It vastly underestimated the bill.

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Missteps of the U.S.'s Best Experts May Have Fostered Economic Crisis

September 24, 1998

How the Clinton administration's best and brightest struggled to contain the Asian financial crisis.

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Seoul Swallows IMF's Medicine But If Left With a Bitter Taste

March 2, 1998

How the IMF sought to remake the South Korean economy during the Asian Financial Crisis and the backlash that ensued.

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War of Words: A Tough American Lawyer And Old-Line Bureaucrat Embody National Styles in U.S.-Japan trade battle

February 9, 1994

Before the U.S. battled China on economic issues, Japan was the main target.

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The New Demon: In Debate Over Nafta, Many See Global Trade As Symbol of Hardship

October 20, 1993

Nafta made trade a big political issue. For critics, it became a symbol of poverty and treachery.

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A Tank Commander Hones His Battalion As Ground War Nears

February 19, 1991

A tank commander, who once faced Tom Seaver as a young baseball player, readies his batallion for war in Iraq.

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