The European Commission Directorate-General for Research examines the factors and tensions shaping the international environment, and its transition towards a multi-polar world governance, and towards a new "socio-ecological" production model that Europe will help to promote.
CFR's Brad Setser examines U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's statements about the need to rebalance China's economic relations with the United States and says China shouldn't be overly concerned about the risks of U.S. inflation.
In this Center for Geoeconomic Studies Working Paper (an update of their January 2009 paper), Brad W. Setser and Arpana Pandey estimate the true scale of China’s U.S. portfolio and examine how the pace of growth and composition of China’s portfolio have evolved over time.
The scale of financing needed to support the U.S. fiscal deficit—together with the Federal Reserve’s policy of keeping U.S. interest rates low to ward off deflation—has revived concerns about a sudden and sharp depreciation of the U.S. dollar. This Center for Preventive Action Contingency Planning Memorandum by Brad W. Setser examines potential triggers and indicators of such a crisis and posits concrete policy options to limit U.S. vulnerability to the possibility of a plummeting dollar.
Watch Peter Mandelson, secretary of state for business, enterprise, and regulatory reform for the United Kingdom, discuss the upcoming G20 Summit and the need for countries to work together to avoid protectionism amidst the global financial crisis.
Listen to Peter Mandelson, secretary of state for business, enterprise, and regulatory reform for the United Kingdom, discuss the upcoming G20 Summit and the need for countries to work together to avoid protectionism amidst the global financial crisis.
Brad W. Setser writes about the United States' dependency on China as its largest creditor. He argues that the U.S. government should look to transition to a world in which more U.S. investment is financed by the United States' own savings.
An official at the U.S. Government Accountability Office says Iraq will retain a healthy budget surplus in spite of falling oil prices. He also notes that auditors' access to Iraq's finances could be curtailed sharply after the end of this year.
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