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December 29, 2004

If you cannot beat em, join em

Daniel Gross’s article on the currency preferences of the world’s underworld is too good not to link to. It seems like the world’s drug lords are less willing than the People’s Bank of China to fina…

October 1, 2014

Climate Change
The_Power_Surge_Paperback_Levi_10012014 What My Book The Power Surge Got Wrong

It’s been two years since I turned in the manuscript for The Power Surge, my book about the changes sweeping American energy and their consequences for the world that was published last May. The book…

November 22, 2011

China
World leaders pose for the family photo at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Honolulu, Hawaii. Beijing’s Message to Asia: If You Can’t Join ’Em, Beat ’Em

World leaders pose for the family photo at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Chris Wattie / Courtesy of Reuters) Now that President Obama has completed his victory l…

April 8, 2015

China
Are China’s Foreign Exchange Reserves Really Falling? Are China’s Foreign Exchange Reserves Really Falling?

Bloomberg and other media outlets have been highlighting the apparent significant recent fall in China’s foreign exchange reserves, suggesting that the development had important implications. In …

January 8, 2015

Capital Flows
Which Countries Should Fear a Rate Ruckus? Which Countries Should Fear a Rate Ruckus?

For many Emerging Markets, May 22, 2013 is a day that will live in infamy.  It marks the start of the great Taper Tantrum, when Ben Bernanke’s carefully hedged remarks on prospects for slowing Fed…

March 23, 2016

Belgium
Brussels Bombings Threaten European Unity

The twin bombings in Brussels have exposed the need for closer European security cooperation at the same time that anti-EU political forces are on the rise, says expert Ian Lesser.

March 22, 2016

Europe and Eurasia
Play RTX27KQD_EC.jpg The Troubles of Europe

Experts address the challenges facing the EU today, including an aging population, an influx of refugees, and slow economic growth. Is Europe in the midst of a crisis of democratic governance? Will p…

February 6, 2013

Europe
Germany’s Central Bank and the Eurozone

Germany’s Bundesbank remains an influential actor in eurozone policymaking, and its recent disagreements with the ECB raise concerns about managing the zone’s debt crisis. This Backgrounder explains.

October 31, 2012

United States
The Candidates on Homeland and National Security

Both Republican candidate Mitt Romney and President Obama have had to make tough and at times controversial decisions with regard to homeland security and counterterrorism.

May 6, 2015

United States
Play RTR24K4J_EC.jpg Fostering a Government of 'Open Innovation'

Aneesh Chopra discusses how technology and innovation affect public policy.