In their new “State of the International Order” report, a team of Brookings experts examines a number of common assumptions in recent years about the state of the world that have been perpetuated by analysts, politicians, and talking heads: emerging markets are overtaking the West; trade is making the world more pacific; the United States and Europe have begun their inevitable decline. Six of these so-called “Rorschach Tests” that “show that the assumptions we hold about the current state of the international order are not as clear cut as we might think” are explored in this interactive.
The chart below examines one of these assumptions: “Poverty and Demography.”
The authors and other experts participated in an event at Brookings recently.
If Trump and his group hoped that this kind of tough talk would make the North Koreans nervous, and make them come back with their tail between their legs — no, that’s just not the way they work. This is a stupid move. By pushing North Korea away, in such an in-your-face way, he’s pushing them to work separately with the South Koreans and the Chinese.