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May 16, 2017

Global
RTX2Q59T_EC.jpg A Conversation With Inge Thulin

Inge Thulin discusses the value of research and development in a fast-moving world, global growth strategies, and the effect of U.S. trade policy on multinational corporations.

May 5, 2017

Intelligence
Robert Hannigan Getting Intelligence Agencies to Adapt to Life Out of the Shadows

Intelligence agencies love working in the shadows. However, in a post-Snowden world, they will have to get used to working in the spotlight.

Apr 7, 2017

Health
RTX31ABH_b Silent Suffering: Mental Health as a Global Health Priority

Coauthored with Ryan Fedasiuk, intern in the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Today is World Health Day. Originally created to mark the f…

Feb 3, 2012

Egypt
Not-Re-aShura-ing Not Re-aShura-ing

There has been a lot on twitter and elsewhere in the social media world about the awful soccer riot in Port Said on February 1st and the subsequent violence in Cairo. The best analysis that I have se…

Sep 4, 2014

China
Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS

“The various currencies, which were all maintained on a stable basis in relation to gold and to one another, facilitated the easy flow of capital and of trade to an extent the full value of which …

Apr 29, 2013

Europe and Eurasia
Eric Rauchway Battles "The Battle of Bretton Woods"

Benn’s new book The Battle of Bretton Woods has been called “the gold standard on its topic” by the New York Times, “a triumph of economic and diplomatic history” by the Financial Times, and “a su…

Oct 18, 2012

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
There’s a $1 Trillion Hole in Romney’s Budget Math

In last week’s vice-presidential debate, Republican Paul Ryan defended the fiscal prudence of lowering top marginal income tax rates by arguing that it would be accompanied by “forego[ing] about $…

Apr 2016

G20
Global Economics Monthly: April 2016

Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn argues that the case for strong and effective Group of Twenty (G20) leadership is as compelling as ever. But if the G20 is to be as effective in noncrisis times as it was in 2008–2009, it needs stronger Chinese leadership, working informally yet closely with the United States—a Group of Two (G2) within the G20. Debt policy is one area where China and the United States should cooperate this year.

Feb 2016

United States
How America Stacks Up

How America Stacks Up outlines the economic challenges faced by the United States and prescribes solutions that will ensure a healthy, competitive U.S. economy for years to come.

Jan 26, 2016

Energy and Climate Policy
Solar panels at Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas Modernizing the U.S. Energy Grid

The growth of renewable energy and distributed generation is placing the aging U.S. energy grid under increasing pressure at a time when concerns over its reliability are on the rise.