Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies Publications Archive


Improving the Effectiveness of Border Enforcement

Author: Edward Alden

In his testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, Edward Alden argues that the past two decades of border build-up is producing results and the government should now focus on improving effectiveness rather than increasing resources.


From HIV to NCDs: Will Patent Fights Again Spur Better Treatment Access?

Author: Thomas Bollyky
PLoS Medicine

Thomas Bollyky describes the crisis emerging over access to treatment for diabetes, cancers, and other non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Bollyky argues that this crisis could transform the global response to NCDs as the last treatment access crisis transformed the international approach to HIV/AIDS.

See more in Health; Diseases, Noncommunicable; Health Policy and Initiatives; Global


Napolitano Stumbled on Immigration

Author: Edward Alden

President Obama should move quickly to replace Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano with someone who can better make the case to Congress for immigration reform, says CFR's Edward Alden.

Teaching Module Teaching Module: The Battle of Bretton Woods

Teaching Module: The Battle of Bretton Woods

Author: Benn Steil

This module, with Teaching Notes by author and CFR Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics Benn Steil, features discussion questions, essay questions, activities, and additional materials for educators to supplement the use of the CFR book The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order in the classroom. In this book, Dr. Steil challenges the notion that Bretton Woods was the product of an amiable Anglo-American collaboration, and explains that it was in reality part of a much more ambitious geopolitical agenda hatched within President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Treasury and aimed at eliminating Great Britain as an economic and political rival.

See more in Europe; Economics


Bernanke Is Calibrating the Markets Into Fits

Authors: Benn Steil and Dinah Walker
Financial News

Benn Steil and Dinah Walker explain the market massacre following Ben Bernanke's press conference on June 19. Bernanke's repeated statements that a key tool of current Fed policy, asset purchases, would be "calibrated" to employment data, each month's publication of which can imply a major shift in the unemployment trend line, suggests that Fed tightening could begin as early as the middle of next year—nearly a year and half earlier than the Fed had suggested in its pledge statement last fall.

See more in Financial Crises; Monetary Policy