Council on Foreign Relations
Visiting Professor, Georgetown University
Professor in National Security Affairs and the Director of the Asia-Pacific Studies Group, U.S. Naval War College
Benn Steil's op-ed for Paul Solman's PBS The Business Desk site looks critically at calls for "a new Bretton Woods." He argues that many of the critical precepts behind the 1944 American Bretton Woods blueprint were overturned by the Truman Administration a mere three years later, and that the operation of the Bretton Woods monetary system was far briefer and more troubled than is typically reckoned.
Neil Irwin, economic columnist for the Washington Post, discusses his take on the 2008 financial crisis.