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Simon Reich

Professor Reich is Professor in the Division of Global Affairs and Department of Political Science at Rutgers University, and a leading international authority on globalisation and on enhancing human security. Professor Reich has had a distinguished career in academic research and administration. His work has been published in the leading journals in his field, and by major university presses. He played a significant leadership role in establishing the Ford Institute for Human Security in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, an Institute that was created by funding that he generated. Reich served for six years as the inaugural director. Professor Reich currently holds an appointment in the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University’s Newark campus. His recent books include Good-Bye Hegemony! Power and Influence in the Global System (with Richard Ned Lebow, Princeton University Press, 2014), Global Norms, American Sponsorship and the Emerging Patterns of World Politics (Palgrave, 2010), and Child Soldiers in the Age of Fractured States (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009)

US under Trump Series

What's the purpose of President Trump's Navy?

Mar 14, 2017 07:21 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

President Trump visited Newport News at the beginning of March to deliver a speech aboard the soon-to-be commissioned USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier. It provided a timely reminder of his campaign pledge that he would...

US Election Series

Donald Trump and the world: Five challenges

Nov 09, 2016 22:45 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The election is finally over. It has resulted in the most stunning political upset in the modern era. But that is really just the end of the beginning. The country will require a large amount of healing. That the...

US Election Series

Clinton and Trump: different visions of America abroad

May 05, 2016 16:53 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Despite the medias best efforts to keep us guessing, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are now the overwhelming favorites to represent the Democratic and Republican parties in the presidential election in the...

Should America be focusing on ISIS when North Korea poses an existential threat?

Apr 15, 2016 01:19 am UTC| Insights & Views

It is understandable that Americans focus their attention on the Middle East. The media supplies a daily stream of news about Americas continued war with the Islamic State, or ISIS. And the recent attacks in Europe and San...

US Election Series

President Trump's foreign policy dystopia

Mar 22, 2016 16:49 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

After over three decades of living in the United States, one thing that I have learned is never to assume that I understand American domestic politics. Every time I think I grasp where it is going, I am eventually...

US Election Series

Does it matter who wins the election when it comes to the Middle East?

Mar 03, 2016 16:17 pm UTC| Politics

Elections, the perennial wisdom tells us, are generally not decided by foreign policy issues. But whos to say that 2016 will not buck the trend, as it has in so many other ways? We are potentially only one...

What really threatens America: Zika, cancer or ISIS?

Feb 01, 2016 13:15 pm UTC| Insights & Views

The unfolding information about the Zika virus and saddening images of babies infected with microcephaly should really scare us all. The disease has spread explosively throughout the Americas, with 32 cases currently...

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Economy

Surprisingly positive Eurozone PMIs fuel rate hike speculation

Eurozone economic growth gathered further momentum in March, bolstering optimism over the region in the face of Brexit. Businesses across the euro zone ramped up activity at the fastest pace in almost six years, a survey...

New Zealand bonds close flat as investors shrug-off worse-than-expected February trade deficit

The New Zealand bonds closed flat Friday as investors largely shrugged-off the worse-than-expected trade deficit for the month of February. The yield on the benchmark 10-year bond, which moves inversely to its price...

Australian bonds snap rally tracking weakness in U.S. Treasuries, higher equities

The Australian bonds snapped rally on the last trading day of the week, tracking weakness in the U.S. counterpart and as investors poured into riskier assets, including equities and crude oil. Also, upbeat retail sales...

RBNZ expects outlook to be shaped by considerable uncertainty, to stay pat until mid-2018

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) at policy meeting on Thursday, left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75 percent and reiterated that interest rates will remain low for a considerable time. The policy statement...

U.S. Treasuries disappoint as investors remain cautious ahead of Fed Chair Yellen’s speech

The U.S. Treasuries disappointed markets Thursday as investors remained cautious ahead of the Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellens scheduled speech later in the day. Also, the countrys initial jobless claims, due today is...

Politics

US under Trump Series: Message from Mnuchin loud and clear

There are lots of uncertainties surrounding the new administration in the United States led by President Donald Trump. While it can be sometimes noisy surrounding Trump given the level of theatricals in the media, one can...

“Sesame Street” To Introduce Its First Autistic Muppet; Is The PBS Defunding Move Due To The Show’s Parody Of Donald Trump For Years?

Early this week, Sesame Street officially debuted its first Muppet with autism. Julia, a red-haired shy Muppet, was first introduced last year in digital form for Sesame Workshops Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in...

Can Silicon Valley's autocrats save democracy?

In late February, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg published an essay that laid out the social networks vision for the coming years. The 5,700-word document, immediately dubbed a manifesto, was his most...

A clarion call for a new kind of popular politics

If the rising sense of alienation from the political process is to be reversed in the long term, it will require more than a quick dose of populist rhetoric or tinkering with the way politics is organised. The British...

Rodrigo Duterte relaunches Philippine drug war despite calls for investigation

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to continue his war on drugs in spite of growing calls for an investigation into his role in it. On March 6, the Philippine government lifted its suspension on police...

Science

Complete Synthetic Genome Creation Within Reach

Genetic manipulation is an incredibly touchy subject that many scientists would love to dive into headlong, but which the rest of the world has been preventing them from doing. As a result, researchers have had to make...

The decoupling delusion: rethinking growth and sustainability

Our economy and society ultimately depend on natural resources: land, water, material (such as metals) and energy. But some scientists have recognised that there are hard limits to the amount of these resources we can use....

Scientists Create DNA Computer With Potentially Infinite Memory And Processing Capacity

One of the biggest challenges confronting humanity right now is the impending wall that technology will eventually hit when it comes to the memory and processing capacity of computers. One of the avenues that scientists...

Scientific theories aren't mere conjecture – to survive they must work

The evidence is incontrovertible. Global warming is occurring. Climate change is real, is serious and has been influenced by anthropogenic activity. The scientific evidence is clear: Global climate change caused by human...

Comets or volcanoes? Scientists are changing their mind about how the Earth's water got here

The Earth has been the blue planet for as many as 3.8 billion years. Ancient sedimentary rock deposits and lava that cooled into characteristic pillow shapes provide irrefutable evidence that liquid water has existed at...

Technology

Twitter Confirms Plans To Offer Paid, “Enhanced” TweetDeck For Power Users

Twitter has just confirmed that they are planning on a subscription-based offer for power users of its soon-to-be premium version of Twitter. A spokeswoman told The Verge that the company is indeed conducting a survey...

Messenger Gets Both Mentions And Reactions

Facebook has had the Mentions and Reactions features on its main platform for years, but not on its Messenger app. Now it will, which should help add some spice to conversations and cut through the clutter. The Reactions...

Instagram Starts Censoring Users, Blurs Pictures

It was inevitable. With so many people posting sensitive and even disturbing images on Instagram, it was only a matter of time before the popular social media platform started censoring users. Now, whenever Instagram deems...

JonTron Dropped As Yooka-Laylee Character Due To Racist Views

YouTuber JonTron or Jon Safari has been removed from the list of people affiliated with the game Yooka-Laylee, where he voiced one of the characters. The game by studio Playtonic is a spiritual successor to platformer...

Apple Might Fuse iPhone And MacBook To Keep Smartphone Relevant

When the first iPhone came out, the world treated it as a revolutionary product that absolutely everybody had to have. Now, while the latest iterations of Apples flagship gadget is still popular, it has started showing its...
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March 24 14:30 UTC Released

USECRI Weekly Annualized*

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9.0 %

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9.6 %

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USECRI Weekly Index*

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144.6 %

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145.5 %

March 27 08:00 UTC 19361936m

DEReal GDP YY*

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111.0 %

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111.0 %

March 27 08:00 UTC 19361936m

EZIfo Expectations*

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104.0 %

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104.0 %

March 27 08:00 UTC 19361936m

DEIfo Expectations*

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104.3

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104.0

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DEIfo Current Conditions*

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118.3 %

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118.4 %

March 27 09:00 UTC 19961996m

EZIfo Expectations*

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4.9 %

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4.9 %

March 27 09:00 UTC 19961996m

TRLoans to Non-Fin

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2.3 %

March 27 09:00 UTC 19961996m

EZLoans to Non-Fin

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2.3 %

March 27 09:00 UTC 19961996m

EZLoans to Households*

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2.3 %

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2.2 %

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