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May 7, 2018

Mexico
Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presidential candidate Jose Antonio Meade waves after a meeting with the National Chamber of Commerce (CANACO) in Mexico City, Mexico April 19, 2018. Mexico’s Ruling Party Is a Dead Man Walking

Enrique Pena Nieto was supposed to be the Institutional Revolutionary Party's savior. But instead, the ruling party looks to lose in the upcoming elections with candidate Jose Antonio Meade. Yet the PRI's political model will live on in the form of MORENA's Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

November 3, 2017

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
The American flag flies over the New York Stock Exchange U.S. Corporate Tax Reform

President Trump has vowed to pass corporate tax reform in 2017, but Congress must still navigate complex negotiations over how to reduce rates and subsidies, as well as whether to tax profits made ab…

April 20, 2018

Media
Play Disinformation and media literacy Political Disruptions: Combating Disinformation and Fake News

Kelly M. Greenhill, Joan Donovan, and Benjamin T. Decker assess the challenges of disinformation and media literacy, and its role in U.S. democracy, with Richard Stengel, as part of the 2018 CFR College and University Educators Workshop.

November 16, 2009

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
2009.11.16.LegDebtCeiling.Dollars Legislative Federal Debt Ceiling

The United States is rapidly approaching its legal debt limit of just over $12 trillion. As of September 2009, U.S. debt stood at $11.9 trillion. As these charts indicate, Congress has raised the …

October 4, 2013

United States
US_Debt_Ceiling.jpg U.S. Debt Ceiling: Costs and Consequences

As the U.S. approaches the deadline to raise its debt limit, economists warn of a fiscal crisis and steeply higher borrowing costs for U.S. businesses and homeowners, explains this Backgrounder.

February 5, 2016

Global
Podcast RTX25IDR_EC.jpg Zika Virus Update

Experts discuss the Zika virus health emergency, its impact on Brazil, and actions that need to be taken to prevent a crisis.

March 9, 2010

Monetary Policy
The Stimulus Report Card

The Obama administration says its 2009 stimulus package saved jobs and boosted growth, but Republicans and some economists worry it dampened consumer and business spending and added to long-term debt.

January 23, 2013

Financial Markets
World Economic Update

This series is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.

May 22, 2012

United States
Obama NATO summit U.S. Foreign Policy and Contested Sovereignty

In his memoir Decision Points, President George W. Bush described his frustration after reading intelligence reports about a growing Taliban sanctuary in Pakistan in the summer of 2008. Bush recalls …

September 23, 2011

Afghanistan
Maternal Health in Afghanistan

Overview In this Working Paper, Isobel Coleman and Gayle Tzemach Lemmon argue that continued U.S. investment in maternal health should be part of a responsible drawdown in Afghanistan. Through a h…