The United States and China have developed competing visions for reviving ancient trade routes connecting Asia and Europe. The U.S. strategy focuses on Afghanistan, while China hopes to integrate Central and South Asia. This Backgrounder explains.
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There seems to be little middle ground in the perennial debate over trade, with supporters promising jobs-a-plenty and a consumer cornucopia, while opponents warn of jobless stagnation and rising inequality, explains CFR's Edward Alden.
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A host of global financial institutions have recently faced multi-billion dollar penalties for the manipulation of interest rates and foreign exchange markets. Yet reform of the interbank lending system remains piecemeal, explains this CFR Backgrounder.
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Uncertainty about those behind a destabilizing cyberattack, as well as their motivations, raises the risk that countries may respond inappropriately, explains expert Benjamin Brake in this Contingency Planning Memo.
CFR Blog: Micah Zenko Preventing Conflict in Cyberspace
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