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January 9, 2008

Elections and Voting
Shlaes: Economy Looms as Test for McCain, Clinton

Amity Shlaes, an economic scholar, says she is impressed by Sen. John McCain’s New Hampshire primary win but notes that he has not traditionally concentrated on economic policy, a chief area of voter…

June 13, 2007

Economic Crises
The Forgotten Man

It's difficult today to imagine how America survived the Great Depression. Only through the stories of the common people who struggled during that era can we really understand how the nation endured…

April 7, 2008

Fossil Fuels
Smart Countries, Foolish Choices

Overview Intuition tells us that oil-rich countries are not friendly to the United States, and that entreprenurial—or “smart”—countries are not endowed with oil. In this Center for Geoeconomic …

September 9, 2008

Financial Markets
Experts Debate Fannie/Freddie Nationalization

Four CFR experts discuss the U.S. Treasury’s takeover of mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, what the move means for financial markets, and what risks remain.

November 1, 2017

Southeast Asia
A woman sits in front of flags of ASEAN members in Bali, Indonesia, November 16, 2011. ASEAN: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations brings together disparate neighbors to address economic, security, political, and social issues, but its impact remains limited.

March 15, 2017

North Korea
malaysia-north korea Will the North Korea-Malaysia Crisis Cause a Shift in Southeast Asian States’ Relationships with Pyongyang?

As I noted in a piece I co-authored with Scott Snyder shortly after the apparent assassination of Kim Jong Nam, Malaysia is but one of many Southeast Asian nations that have relatively robust diploma…

May 20, 2008

Economic Crises
The-Forgotten-Man.jpg The Forgotten Man

Teaching Notes on The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression by CFR Senior Fellow Amity Shlaes.

April 25, 2011

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Retirees Are America’s Same Old Problem Retirees Are America’s Same Old Problem

In a major speech on April 13th laying out his blueprint for reducing America’s long-term debt burden, President Obama drew a sharp contrast between the outlook today and the much rosier one a deca…

April 6, 2009

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Side-By-Side with the Depression Side-By-Side with the Depression

The current downturn is now sharper than most post-war recessions. Comparisons with the depression are rising, but there are important differences too. The policy response has been quicker this tim…

May 15, 2013

Heads of State and Government
The Great Refrainer: The Legacy of Calvin Coolidge

Amity Shlaes discusses her book Coolidge.