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Bad weather and threatened crops in the United States highlight the continuing problem in food prices and place new attention on global food policy.
Calls for coordinated reductions in G20 economic imbalances are being eclipsed by criticism of the Fed's move to boost the U.S. economy, with experts divided on its economic and political merits.
The G20's finance meeting failed to offer concrete steps to mitigate a "currency war," and reports say it highlighted the group's shortcomings as an international arbiter of economic policy.
Supporters of genetically engineered food tout it as a boon at a time of global food shortages, but some critics see signs that modified foods may do more harm than good.
Global oil production is flat and could fall if tightening credit limits further investment. The possibility of shrinking supplies has raised new concerns about spiking prices.
A compilation of CFR.org's resources on globalization trends and trade policy.
The unfolding financial crisis and credit crunch creates new political and economic challenges on greenhouse gas reductions schemes. Some experts fear a retreat on climate policy, while others stress that opportunities for green investments still exist.
Many countries are reducing or ending fuel subsidies in the face of high fuel costs and the spreading financial crisis. Though the cuts may prove unpopular, some experts say they could help ease global oil demand.
High food prices have swelled the number of people going hungry around the world. Food aid is also a culprit, say some experts.
Rising commodity prices have boosted mining profits, bringing windfalls to some regions and raising the possibility of large-scale industry consolidation.
A softer approach to terrorism, like the one adopted by Indonesia, may have valuable lessons for other countries struggling with militant violence.
The rise of oil prices prompts calls for policy fixes, sparking heated debate among investors, politicians, and the energy industry.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
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