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March 16, 2018

Capital Flows
The (Balance of Payments) World Changed in 2014 The (Balance of Payments) World Changed in 2014

Reserve growth stopped as private investors in Europe and Japan started buying a lot of the rest of the world's bonds.

March 9, 2018

China
Chinese Catholics attend an Ash Wednesday mass at a state-sanctioned church in Beijing. Christianity in China

Tens of millions of Chinese now identify as Christians and the number has grown rapidly, posing challenges for a government that is officially atheist and wary of threats to its power.

January 3, 2018

China
China’s Impact on the U.S. Bond Market Gets Too Much Attention.   And Europe's Too Little China’s Impact on the U.S. Bond Market Gets Too Much Attention. And Europe's Too Little

The ECB has almost certainly had a bigger impact on U.S. rates over the last three years than the PBOC, without buying (or selling) any Treasuries.

May 3, 2017

European Union
A demonstrator wears an EU flag. Reprieve or Reform in Europe?

MILAN – The first round of the French election turned out much as expected: the centrist Emmanuel Macron finished first, with 24% of the vote, rather narrowly beating the right-wing National Front’s …

February 1, 2017

France
President of France.jpg How Powerful Is France’s President?

The winner of the presidential election this spring will heavily influence how France approaches foreign and domestic issues, including its future with the European Union.

October 9, 2013

Europe and Eurasia
Paul Krugman’s Baltic Bust—Part III Paul Krugman’s Baltic Bust—Part III

Geo-Graphics posts in July 2010 and 2012 showed that Paul Krugman’s devaluation-driven “Icelandic Miracle” was nothing of the sort – a figment of his having chosen the most favorable possible star…

July 16, 2012

Europe and Eurasia
More Evidence That LIBOR Is Hazardous to Economic Health More Evidence That LIBOR Is Hazardous to Economic Health

Central bankers necessarily spend a great deal of time studying economic and market data that they believe to be forward-looking indicators of the economy’s health.  One such is the so-called “LIB…

April 19, 2017

Capital Flows
Play RTX332FT_EC.jpg A Conversation With Benoît Cœuré

Benoît Cœuré discusses his position on the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, the effectiveness of the bank’s Asset Purchase Program, and the impact on international capital flows.

May 9, 2016

International Law
CFR Net Politics Cyber A Legal Arms Race Threatens the Future of the Internet

Bertrand de La Chapelle and Paul Fehlinger are the co-founders of the global multistakeholder policy network Internet & Jurisdiction. On the Internet, 17th century principles of Westphalian territor…