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January 1, 1998

Americas
Educational Reform in Latin America

Overview During the past five years, most of the countries of Latin America have begun to walk down the path of economic and political reform. A new generation of leaders has implemented tariff re…

May 5, 2015

Syria
Low Expectations for UN Syria Talks

The UN’s latest bid to negotiate a political transition in Syria is unlikely to yield results. Behind its mediators’ failures lie a wider breakdown of great-power politics, says expert Richard Gowan.

November 5, 2014

United States
Orwell-1984 Ten Cold War Novels Worth Reading

If you want to know the facts about the Cold War, you should read histories and memoirs. If you want to know how the Cold War felt, you should read novels. Why? Because “fiction reveals truths that r…

November 4, 2013

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Global Economics Monthly: November 2013

Bottom Line: The October U.S. budget agreement provides a short respite, with a new spending showdown likely in January. Although the debt limit extension may last until the summer, the costs of our …

September 24, 2010

Economic Crises
The European Union as a Model for Regional Integration

This essay examines the state of the European Union post-eurozone crisis, and assesses the European Union's prospects as a model for regional integration efforts around the globe. Editor's Note: T…

April 29, 2009

Financial Markets
Why were arguments against taking on risk discounted heavily during the boom?

Barry Eichengreen writes exceptionally well: "THE GREAT Credit Crisis has cast into doubt much of what we thought we knew about economics. We thought that monetary policy had tamed the business cycl…

December 12, 2008

Emerging Markets
Has the dollar peaked?

For much of the most recent phase of the rolling global crisis, the dollar and the yen rose against the euro, the pound and most emerging market currencies. Some of that was a reaction to the euro’s…

February 3, 2009

Vietnam
The Legacy of the Vietnam War

The National History Center is an initiative of the American Historical Association.

February 4, 2007

Financial Markets
The mechanics of the carry trade, revealed … (sort of)

Andrew Rozanov of State Street knows a thing or two about how official institutions manage their money (that is a big part of his current job) and a thing or two about Japan (he was based in Tokyo fo…

May 7, 2007

Development
Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism: And the Economics of Growth and Prosperity

In their new book, authors Robert Litan and Carl Schramm document four different varieties of capitalism, some good and some bad for growth.  They examine how countries catching up to the United Stat…