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December 5, 2013

China
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (C) and U.S. ambassador to China Gary Locke (2nd L) meet visa applicants at the U.S. Embassy Consular Section in Beijing on December 4, 2013. (Ng Han Guan/Courtesy Reuters) Joe Biden: The Bull in the China Shop

In the midst of an already diplomatically challenging trip to Japan, China, and South Korea, U.S. vice president Joe Biden managed to make life just that much more difficult for himself. The vice pre…

October 12, 2006

United States
Record trade deficit, hedge funds turn into dollar bulls

Those are two of the headlines on Reuters right now.   So much for the notion that hedge funds correct prices that deviate too much from fundamentals.   Slowing US growth, a widening trade deficit, b…

April 27, 2017

United States
Teaching Notes Web Page Disarray.jpg A World in Disarray

Teaching Notes for A World in Disarray written by CFR President Richard N. Haass.

May 2, 2017

China
Actor Jackie Chan reacts as he accepts his honorary award as actor Chris Tucker (C) looks on at the 8th Annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles, California on U.S., November 12, 2016. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters) Why Hollywood Needs More Than Just “Chinese Ingredients”

Larry Hong is an intern in the Asia program at the Council on Foreign Relations and a senior at Columbia University. This is the second post in his three-part series on the relationship between Holly…

April 24, 2017

Report Watch Vol. II: Tracking Digital and Cyber Scholarship So You Don’t Have To

Alex Grigsby is the assistant director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program and Lorand Laskai is a research associate in the Asia Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. You can follow L…

February 22, 2018

Economics
Play World Economic Update 2018 World Economic Update

The World Economic Update highlights the quarter’s most important and emerging trends. 

December 2, 2016

Global
annivesaries-photos-min Ten Historical Anniversaries of Note in 2017

Anniversaries mark the passage of time, recall our triumphs, and honor our losses. Two thousand and sixteen witnessed many significant historical anniversaries: the seventy-fifth anniversary of Pearl…

December 5, 2017

United States
Play The Status of Women in the Economy The Status of Women in the Economy

The connection between women’s economic empowerment has been proven to be critical to economic growth and stability, but the share of women in the labor force has stagnated for two decades and signif…

November 30, 2017

Donald Trump
Play Currency exchange rates A Conversation with David Malpass

Last month, policymakers at the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group expressed cautious optimism about the state of the international economy and predicted cont…

November 28, 2017

Monetary Policy
Play Bogle A Conversation With John C. Bogle

John Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group, discusses lessons learned from the 2008 financial crisis and the future of investment management in a period of global low-returns.