China-U.S. Wealth Gap

Senior Fellows Denny Roy and Christopher McNally write about the limited significance of the private wealth gap between China and the U.S. in the Oct. 27 issue of The Diplomat.

Democracy in the Arab and Muslim World

EWC governance scholar Shabbir Cheema recently spoke about building democratic institutions to combat violent extremism in the Arab and Muslim World. View his presentation video here

Slowing down population aging is focus of UN policy meeting featuring EWC research

At a recent UN Expert Group Meeting on Policy Responses to Low Fertility participants from an EWC research project shared key findings with academics, policymakers, UN agencies and member states.

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Ambassador Richard Verma on the Road Ahead for U.S.-India Relations

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