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May 17, 2013

South Africa
Girls stand outside shacks made from metal in Cape Town's Khayelitsha township. South Africa’s Economic Fault Lines

South Africa in the post-apartheid period has registered steady growth, but mounting problems over inequality threaten the continent’s economic engine.

November 19, 2012

Development
Stock exchange figures are displayed above clocks with time from around the world at Warsaw Stock Exchange. Poland’s Economic Model

Poland has maintained economic growth despite the global financial crisis and eurozone woes, while asserting itself as a leading advocate for greater European integration.

July 11, 2012

Financial Markets
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision

Controversies over too-big-to-fail financial institutions continue to mount. The Basel Accords represent the latest effort to ease risk and restore confidence, as this Backgrounder explains.

February 6, 2013

Europe
Germany’s Central Bank and the Eurozone

Germany’s Bundesbank remains an influential actor in eurozone policymaking, and its recent disagreements with the ECB raise concerns about managing the zone’s debt crisis. This Backgrounder explains.

June 13, 2012

Greece
Greek Elections and the Eurozone’s Future

Greek elections this weekend could render a verdict on the country’s eurozone future, with analysts fearing serious consequences for the global economy, says this CFR Backgrounder.

March 14, 2012

United States
U.S. Trade Policy

Trade accounts for an increasing portion of the U.S. economy, and the Obama administration has embraced a ramped up export strategy. But debate persists over the merits of a vigorous free trade agend…

January 17, 2018

China
A Few Words on China’s Holdings of U.S. Bonds A Few Words on China’s Holdings of U.S. Bonds

A primer on China reserve watching.

June 16, 2011

United States
How to Reverse U.S. Economic Malaise

The U.S. economic recovery has been hit by high unemployment, a widening deficit, and political stalemate over the debt ceiling. CFR’s Michael Spence calls for boosting investment in education and in…

January 11, 2018

Cybersecurity
Huawei Cyber Week in Review: January 12, 2018

This week: Huawei hits a U.S. roadblock again, section 702 renewal enters the final stretch, removing "clearly illegal" content from social media, and encryption headaches for the FBI.

January 9, 2018

Somalia
Al-Shabab in Somalia Al-Shabab

Al-Shabab remains capable of carrying out massive attacks in Somalia and surrounding countries despite a decade-long African Union offensive against the Islamist group.