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May 4, 2018

South Korea
A model poses with a Samsung smartphone. South Korea’s Chaebol Challenge

South Korea’s megaconglomerates have helped lift the country out of poverty, but their extraordinary influence could put the health of the Korean economy at risk.

February 28, 2018

Technology and Innovation
Benoit Tessier/Reuters Cryptocurrencies and National Security

Cryptocurrencies are a disruptive financial technology that present governments with new national security challenges and terrorist groups, criminals, and rogue states with opportunities.

October 12, 2017

China
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at the Great Hall of the People in Beijng to celebrate the ninetieth anniversary of the People's Liberation Army, August 1, 2017. Making Sense of China’s Nineteenth Party Congress

As China’s senior Communist Party members anoint its future leaders, President Xi Jinping is poised to solidify his position and power at next week’s party congress.

April 6, 2018

United States
Podcast A World in Disarray CFR Event at ISA A World in Disarray

Richard N. Haass and Kori Schake discuss A World in Disarray at the 2018 International Studies Association Annual Convention as part of CFR Campus.

December 6, 2016

Development
m-pesa-for-five-questions-cropped Five Questions on Innovative Finance With Georgia Levenson Keohane

This post features a conversation with Georgia Levenson Keohane, executive director of the Pershing Square Foundation, adjunct professor of social enterprise at Columbia Business School, and author o…

October 2, 2016

Israel
Prince Charles and Israeli Funerals

Prince Charles attended the funeral of Shimon Peres last week, in Jerusalem. This was not his first visit: he also attended the Yitzhak Rabin funeral in 1995. In the 21 years since then he has vis…

April 15, 2016

Monetary Policy
Has the Fed Become More Accommodative than the ECB and BoJ? Has the Fed Become More Accommodative than the ECB and BoJ?

    A Japanese interest-rate strategist recently told the Wall Street Journal that “every day is like being Alice in Wonderland” since the Bank of Japan’s foray into negative deposit rates …

August 11, 2014

The Cease Fire That Broke Itself

The Spanish language uses reflexive verbs more than English, and one of my favorite has always been "se cayo."  Roughly translated that means "it fell itself down" or "it broke itself." The closest E…

March 13, 2013

A view of the House of Representatives Building and the East Portico of the U.S. Capitol (Ron Cogswell/Courtesy Flickr). The Renewing America Interview: Robert Reischauer on Fiscal Reform

This week, for the first time in more than ninety years, both houses of Congress put out their annual budget proposals before the White House, an anomaly that reflects the topsy-turvy world of fiscal…