Border communities push back against North Carolinian nominee for US Ambassadorship to Canada

A full third of the Canadian Parliament resides within a two-hour drive of Buffalo, NY. Why then, many Buffalonians have been wondering, did President Donald J. Trump nominate a retired physician from North Carolina as the United States Ambassador to Canada, when the role would be so much more meaningful to Western New York in terms of cultivating cross-border trade relationships and exploring ways to … Continue reading Border communities push back against North Carolinian nominee for US Ambassadorship to Canada

The US response to China’s disinformation on COVID-19

BY CLAUDE BELFIELD On Monday, four of my AEI colleagues analyzed the calculated misinformation campaign by China’s Communist Party leaders regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, which began infecting humans sometime in late 2019. My own observations here are meant to complement the in-depth insights of my colleagues. Let’s start with an acknowledgement for those of us who hold that the US case against Beijing’s COVID-19 duplicity is … Continue reading The US response to China’s disinformation on COVID-19

Could Italy default on its debt due to the coronavirus?

BY DESMOND LACHMAN The world is already experiencing the worst global economic recession in the postwar period, so the last thing its global economy needs is another round of the Italian sovereign debt crisis. Yet that seems to be what the German constitutional court now has set it up to experience by throwing into question the legality of the European Central Bank’s bond-buying program. This … Continue reading Could Italy default on its debt due to the coronavirus?