Jeronim Capaldo, a researcher at Tufts’ Global Development and Environment Institute, co-authors this opinion piece analyzing the risks of the revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), now called the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), arguing that it “locks in and even adds to policies that have contributed to rising inequality, stagnant wages, rising health-care costs, environmental degradation and political disaffection.”
Following the June 30 meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un at the Demilitarized Zone on the North and South Korea border, Fletcher’s Sung-Yoon Lee says that "Kim’s intentions all along were to trap Trump into an open-ended negotiation process from which Trump cannot retreat."
Fletcher School professor Michael Klein discusses why it is important that the Federal Reserve maintains its independence, noting that “politicization of the Fed puts the entire U.S. economy at risk.”
Fletcher School professor Joel Trachtman writes this opinion piece examining China’s threat to cut off U.S. access to rare earth minerals, which is “intended to maintain parity of threats—and pain—with the U.S. in the current trade war.”
In this “Countdown to the Closing Bell” segment, Fletcher School professor Joel Trachtman discusses how the U.S. may blacklist Chinese surveillance firm Hikvision.
Fletcher’s Monica Duffy Toft explores the USSR’s failed efforts to maintain its perceived “true” national identity, despite a different demographic reality, noting similarities to the current polarized state of the U.S.
The Boston Globe
Two budding entrepreneurs at Tufts University were recently awarded $15,000 for their proposal to improve health for female Bangladeshi garment workers.
The challenge: devise a novel financial instrument to improve the world.
New York Times
History professor Hugh Roberts comments on the current political situation in Algeria, where the army chief of staff has called for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to “be deemed unfit to rule,” noting that the general’s statement “is probably the best way to go forward” as “[Bouteflika is] not well or legitimate.”