"A China beginning to lose the underpinnings of its new-found international influence could prove even more dangerous," John Austin writes.
Western outreach to the Global South should not reject China, but rather focus on the rules of the liberal, capitalist system that the US and China thrive in.
Recent place-based federal investments bet big on the Midwest's ability to lead in the production of electric vehicles and clean energy technology.
Leaders from the US and Europe have much to learn from one another in building strategies to foster economic renewal in formerly industrial regions.
Transatlantic leaders can share ideas, tools, and strategies to help bridge economic divides between struggling heartland communities and thriving cities.
Though working-class voters continue to be disillusioned, place-based investments can help restore confidence and heal our polarized politics.
Nonresident Fellow John Austin and Elaine Dezenski unpack how domestic investments can be creative tools to strengthen democracy.
In promoting economic renewal in industrial heartland regions, leaders must avoid language that condemns these regions and their citizens to passivity.
“Pro-immigration advocates should lead with comprehensive immigration reform as a way to restore order,” writes John Austin in TIME.
There are growing efforts on both sides of the Atlantic to diminish economic disparities between thriving global city regions and struggling communities in industrial heartlands.