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January 17, 2018

U.S. Congress
Royce-Africa-Powell-Congress Ed Royce, Champion of Africa in the U.S. House, Will not Run for Reelection

This is a guest blog post by Anthony Carroll. Anthony is founding director of Acorus Capital, a private equity fund investing in Africa, and a vice president of Manchester Trade Limited, an internati…

May 31, 2017

Global
Play Martin Wolf A Conversation With Martin Wolf

Martin Wolf discusses the economic origins of the rise in global populism, the political and financial implications, and the state of democratic capitalism.

December 1, 2017

Rohingya
Pope Francis rides a rickshaw as he visits St. Mary’s Cathedral in Dhaka, Bangladesh December 1, 2017. REUTERS/Max Rossi In Bangladesh, the Pope Has Balm for Rohingya Refugees But No Answers

Earlier this week, Pope Francis visited Myanmar. During his visit there, he did not mention the word “Rohingya” publicly, despite the fact that since August 25, world attention has been focused on th…

September 19, 2017

China
China's August Reserves China's August Reserves

For the past fifteen or more years, if not longer, the flow of foreign exchange in and out of China has never quite seemed to balance. Either the yuan was a one way bet up, and the PBOC had to buy fo…

September 15, 2017

Eurozone
The Global Cost of the Eurozone’s 2012 Fiscal Coordination Failure The Global Cost of the Eurozone’s 2012 Fiscal Coordination Failure

The eurozone countries collectively did far too much fiscal adjustment in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Germany joined in the consolidation in 2012, hurting the eurozone—and the world.

July 22, 2013

Wars and Conflict
RTR3CRBS New From CFR: Amelia Wolf on the Future of Humanitarian Intervention

In a guest post on Micah Zenko’s blog, Amelia Wolf discusses the future of humanitarian intervention. She explains: While the international community is fixated on what world leaders are not doing o…

May 22, 2017

China
Can China Finance One Belt One Road Without Jeopardizing Its Own Financial Stability? Can China Finance One Belt One Road Without Jeopardizing Its Own Financial Stability?

The answer, I think, is yes.  Even after Moody's downgrade.  At least so long as China's ambitions for scaling up what seems to have been a roughly a $15 billion-a-year financing program are reasonab…

June 28, 2005

United States
More wisdom from Martin Wolf

Having laid out the problem on Monday, Martin Wolf offers his solutions in tomorrow’s Financial Times. He presents three answers to the question "what is to be done"One answer is: nothing. Let each c…

April 5, 2017

China
China's 2016 Reserve Loss Is More Manageable Than It Seems on First Glance China's 2016 Reserve Loss Is More Manageable Than It Seems on First Glance

Martin Wolf’s important column does a wonderful job of illustrating the basic risk China poses to the world: at some point China’s savers could lose confidence in China’s increasingly wild financial …

April 4, 2017

Monetary Policy
China's Confusing Trade and Current Account Numbers China's Confusing Trade and Current Account Numbers

Has China's current account surplus disappeared? Should I declare victory and go home? I always have thought a fast-growing, high investment emerging economy should run a current account deficit, …