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A White House Devoid of Integrity

At the dedication of his Library, President Ronald Reagan, then 80 years old, reflected on the pendulum swings he had seen in his lifetime, such as …

Donald Trump

Will South Africa turn the corner in 2017?

The year 2016 was difficult for many countries. We estimate that global economic growth slowed from 2.7% in 2015 to 2.3% in 2016. High-income …

The Alt-Right Comes to Washington

A new generation of nationalists sees a chance to ride Donald Trump’s coattails into the capital. But first they need to do some serious re-branding.<p><b>East Lansing, Michigan</b>—Lounging at the back of his tour bus in a parking lot behind the Springhill Suites, Milo Yiannopoulos, the flamboyant …

Top diplomatic negotiator in Cuba warns Trump: 'aggression doesn't work'

<b>Exclusive:</b> Josefina Vidal, who has led the island’s negotiating team since 2013, says Cuba will not be cowed by the incoming president’s bluster and threats<p>Senior Cuban negotiators say the island will not be cowed by intimidation and bluster from Donald Trump, despite the incoming US president’s …

Xi Jinping rebuked Donald Trump, positioning himself as champion of globalization

Xi Jinping, China’s president, offered a robust defense of the Davos world order, positioning himself as globalization’s most vocal champion, and suggesting the system needed reform, not rebuke.<p>While never addressing US president-elect Donald Trump by name, Xi directly and negatively responded to …

Donald Trump

'He Is Going to Test Our Democracy as It Has Never Been Tested'

Why Nixon's former lawyer John Dean worries Trump could be one of the most corrupt presidents ever—and get away with it<p>Sometime early last fall, John Dean says he began having nightmares about a Trump presidency. He would wake in the middle of the night, agitated and alarmed, struggling to calm his …