More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite

More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite

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Economic Crises

CFR's Sebastian Mallaby argues that hedge funds are an important part of the global economy because they help regulate markets, but are small enough to fail.

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Russia

The Atlantic's Julia Ioffe joins CFR's James M. Lindsay to discuss Russian president Vladimir Putin's political goals.

Venezuela

In addition to a sharp economic downturn, Venezuela faces a humanitarian crisis. The United States can do little to prevent a downward spiral, but it should take measures to mitigate the political, economic, and humanitarian consequences of a potential mass emigration.

North Korea

The U.S. military is prepared for a number of contingencies with regard to North Korea, but the best path forward is diplomacy aimed at denuclearization.