Various reports from CFR, posted at the discretion of CFR's president and director of studies.
Stephen P.A. Brown and Mine Yücel examine how changes in U.S. oil and natural gas production may affect individual state economies, showing that some of the states providing new energy resources are becoming less economically diversified and more economically vulnerable to energy price declines.
See more in United States; Oil; Natural Gas
Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn discusses the case for creating an international network of swap lines in order to enhance the global financial safety net.
See more in Global; Economics
Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn discusses congressional options for the upcoming fiscal cliff--and their likely macroeconomic consequences.
See more in North America; Economics
Examines data including GDP, household debt, and industrial production to show the weakness of the current recovery compared to previous postwar rebounds.
See more in United States; Financial Crises; International Finance
Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn analyzes implications of the recent slowdown in the Chinese economy.
See more in China; Economics
There has never been greater urgency for expanding and improving U.S. workforce training programs. In this Working Paper, Thomas Hilliard argues that the federal government should corral the country's siloed and disjointed workforce-development programs in line with a common national strategy.
See more in United States; Labor
South Korea has long enjoyed a robust civil society that encourages citizen participation in civic groups and social movements. Though it may not effect much change at the policy level, social activism related to the U.S.-ROK alliance provides valuable insight into domestic opinions. In this Working Paper, Andrew Yeo examines how these opinions shape the future partnership of the United States and South Korea.
See more in South Korea; Society and Culture
In this Working Paper, the author examines the controversy surrounding the publication of two H5N1 flu–transmission studies and offers lessons learned for future dual-use research.
See more in Global; Public Health Threats and Pandemics
Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn analyzes policy implications of lessons learned from the IMF's involvement in the Greek crisis.
See more in Greece; Economics
Although public trust in nuclear safety has faltered in South Korea, it can recover. Nuclear power expansion is likely to continue under President Park Geun-hye, though it is uncertain whether Park will be as eager as her predecessor to embrace green growth as a justification for it.
See more in South Korea; Nuclear Energy
In this Energy Brief, Blake Clayton and Adam Segal argue that cyber threats to oil and gas suppliers pose an increasingly challenging problem for U.S. national security and economic competitiveness.
See more in United States; Cybersecurity; Oil
The scorecard infographic and accompanying progress report, "Remedial Education: Federal Education Policy," highlights the main challenges facing the U.S. education system and assesses whether federal education policy is effectively addressing them.
See more in United States; Education; Learning Technologies
Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn analyzes debt and austerity in Europe and other major developments and trends affecting macroeconomic policy and financial markets.
See more in Europe; Economics
Ending child marriage is not only a moral imperative—it is a strategic imperative that will further critical U.S. foreign policy interests in development, prosperity, stability, and the rule of law.
See more in Women; Children; United States
The authors examine the lack of understanding of the effectiveness of enforcement efforts in preventing illegal immigration to the United States.
See more in Mexico; United States; Immigration
Despite an extended period of economic difficulty, Pew pollsters Andrew Kohut and Michael Dimock show that Americans' core values and beliefs about economic opportunity remain largely optimistic and unchanged.
See more in United States; Economics; Polls and Opinion Analysis
Both China and India have been increasingly active participants in global health governance, but their contributions thus far fall short of international expectations and also fail to offer a viable, sustainable alternative to the existing governance paradigm.
See more in China; India; Global Governance; Health
Jae-Ho Chung of Seoul National University discusses the new Park Geun-hye administration's security challenges and limited policy options.
See more in South Korea; Defense and Security
Park Ihn-hwi of Ewha Woman's University discusses the new Park Geun-hye administration's likely foreign policy, domestic challenges to her initiatives, and implications for the U.S.-ROK alliance.
See more in South Korea; Elections
South Korea's vice minister of foreign affairs and trade explains the need for an increasing role of middle powers in global governance and South Korea's role in the G20.
See more in South Korea; International Organizations and Alliances