Experts discuss the global economy.
Experts discuss the global economy.
What CFR.org Editors are reading the week of April 20–24, 2015.
Nicaragua’s proposed Grand Canal would be one of the world’s largest engineering projects. Its proponents say it could transform the country’s economy, while critics say it could be an environmental catastrophe.
On April 23, 2015, Secretary of State John Kerry delivered remarks at the Atlantic Council's Conference on Trade and National Security. He discussed the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015) and why he supports the Trans Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
Sheila A. Smith, CFR’s senior fellow for Japan studies, discusses Japan’s primary policy concerns as it navigates its relationship with an advancing China, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.
Time is running out for Greece and its creditors to reach an economic framework agreement, warns CFR's Robert Kahn.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) introduced this legislation on April 16, 2015. The legislation allows the White House to continue pursuing trade deals such as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) and allows Congress to vote on the treaties.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala discusses the state of the Nigerian economy in the context of recent developments.
As supporters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership try to round up backers, they increasingly emphasise the geopolitical case for concluding a deal. But too often they overstate the case—and, in doing so, generate real geopolitical risks of their own, while also jeopardising the agreement they seek.
The scorecard infographic and accompanying progress report, "Trading Up: U.S. Trade and Investment Policy," analyzes the overall health of the U.S. economy by focusing on shifts in global trade and foreign direct investment in the United States.
Experts discuss current trends and potential developments in the world economy as part of the 2015 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs.
What CFR.org Editors are reading the week of April 6–10, 2015.
The United States is currently pursuing two of the largest trade deals in history, the Asia-focused Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the U.S.-EU Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), but concerns persist over the effects of trade on employment, inequality, national sovereignty, and safety standards.
Wolfgang Schäuble discusses the European economy.
Jerome Powell discusses challenges for U.S. monetary policy.
Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn argues that the decisions the Greek government will now face over who to pay will change the course of its crisis.
China's new Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank has raised questions about United States policy in Asia. Several European nations, South Korea and Australia have signed on to China's initiative, which seeks to raise $50 billion to $100 billion for Asian development. While the U.S. remains cautious about this new China-led effort to fund infrastructure and development, it should welcome the participation of others.
"The Trans-Pacific Partnership would help most Americans economically and serve the country's strategic aims, and deserves the support of Congress," write CFR President Richard N. Haass and former deputy Treasury secretary Roger C. Altman.
The corruption scandal rocking oil giant Petrobras has far-reaching consequences for Brazil's economy, says Eurasia Group's director for Latin America, João Augusto de Castro Neves.
What CFR.org Editors are reading the week of March 30–April 3, 2015.
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
Ashley's War tells the poignant and gripping story of a groundbreaking team of female American warriors who served alongside Special Operations soldiers in Afghanistan. More
Smith's insightful book explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. More
This revolutionary new look at volatility and crisis in oil markets explores the conditions in which oil supply fears arise, gain popularity, and eventually wane. More
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