Foreign Policy

After Mike Calvey’s flawed trial, who will invest in Russia?

BY ELISABETH BRAW Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny’s trial and conviction in February this year were closely watched and condemned by a range of international organizations. Good. But a similarly important Russian trial has also ended in a conviction, and

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Trade deficit with China grows by $158 billion

BY DEREK SCISSORS Remember when our trade deficit with China mattered? Half-year figures for Sino-American goods trade were published Friday, but you’re in good company if you missed it. It’s hard for the bilateral trade deficit to affect the US


WARREN: Opportunity in the American Rescue Plan

BY PETER WARREN Some New York local governments are soliciting input from residents as they decide how to spend billions in pandemic emergency dollars earmarked in March under the $2.1 trillion federal American Rescue Plan (ARP). It’s a chance to shore