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October 9, 2018

Donald Trump
The Corrosion of Conservatism

Max Boot recounts his extraordinary journey from lifelong Republican to vehement Trump opponent. From the isolated position of a man without a party, Boot launches this bold declaration of dissent an…

June 2, 2017

Brazil
Judge Barroso Brazil’s Most Underreported Reform Battle

With all of the turbulence in Brazil, observers can be forgiven for ignoring a potentially paradigm-shattering initiative that picked up speed last month: reducing politicians’ court privileges. So…

February 10, 2017

Brazil's President Michel Temer attends the inauguration ceremony of new Ministers, at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, February 3, 2017 (Reuters/Adriano Machado). The Future of Lava Jato and Brazil’s Reform Agenda

The tragic January airplane crash that killed Justice Teori Zavascki, a member of Brazil’s highest court (the Supremo Tribunal Federal, STF), has given President Michel Temer an opportunity to seize …

June 6, 2011

Europe and Eurasia
Why You Need American Dollars to Mint Australian Ones Why You Need American Dollars to Mint Australian Ones

All countries with central banks exercise monetary sovereignty, right?  Nobel economist Paul Krugman certainly thinks so.  “Wow,” he wrote, after reading Benn Steil and Manuel Hinds say otherwise i…

September 10, 2013

Europe and Eurasia
The-Battle-of-Bretton-Woods.jpg The Battle of Bretton Woods

Teaching Notes on The Battle of Bretton Woods by CFR Senior Fellow Benn Steil.

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September 2, 2016

Cybersecurity
brazil cfr cyber net politics Brazil Must Rebalance Its Approach to Cybersecurity

Robert Muggah is the research director of the Igarapé Institute, an independent think tank based in Rio de Janeiro. Nathan B. Thompson is a researcher at Igarapé. When Brazil attends the Group of 20…

June 21, 2016

Global
Play RTR4VK7I_EC.jpg World Economic Update

Experts discuss trends in the global economy.

February 25, 2013

United States
In The Battle of Bretton Woods, Benn Steil Shows How the U.S. Established a New World Order in 1944

The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order tells the story of the intertwining lives and events surrounding that historic conference. In…

January 21, 2015

United States
Play Great-Society.jpg Howard Dean and Grover Norquist on the Successes and Failures of LBJ's Great Society

Half a century after President Lyndon B. Johnson introduced his broad social agenda, the Great Society, experts discuss the effect that the legislation continues to have on U.S. policy and competitiv…