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May 16, 2013

United States
A Conversation with Lael Brainard

Lael Brainard, undersecretary for international affairs at the U.S. Department of Treasury, discusses the outlook for the global economy.

August 23, 2017

Monetary Policy
G-3 Coordination Failures of the Past Eight Years? (A Riff on Cœuré and Brainard) G-3 Coordination Failures of the Past Eight Years? (A Riff on Cœuré and Brainard)

The world would be in a better place today if the ECB and BoJ had joined the Fed in quantitative easing early on. Their lag in easing contributed to the policy gap that led to the dollar's large 2014…

January 21, 2011

United States
A Conversation with Lael Brainard

Lael Brainard, undersecretary for international affairs at the U.S. Department of Treasury, outlines the discussion between President Obama and President Hu Jintao, as well as the effect of the finan…

June 18, 2018

Conflict Prevention
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo More, Better Assessments Can Help Prevent Conflict

The United States could do more to effectively help prevent violent conflicts around the world.

May 15, 2018

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
CPTPP signing What Is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?

Though President Trump withdrew from the TPP, the remaining members of the trade pact have forged ahead with a new version, leaving the U.S. role in the Asia-Pacific in question.

May 7, 2018

Political History and Theory
Marshall Plan Teaching Notes The Marshall Plan

Teaching Notes for The Marshall Plan, written by CFR Senior Fellow Benn Steil

November 17, 2010

Economic Crises
A Conversation with Lawrence H. Summers

Lawrence H. Summers, director of the National Economic Council, remarks on volatile currency exchange rates, unstable European markets, and the negative effects of financial policy on organic economi…

January 9, 2018

Vietnam War
In New Book, Max Boot Argues One CIA Operative Could Have Changed the Course of the Vietnam War

January 9, 2018—The Vietnam War “might have taken a very different course—one that was less costly and potentially more successful—if the counsel of this CIA operative and Air Force officer had b…

March 19, 2008

United States
HBO History Makers Series: Lawrence Summers

LS: I didn't share many of the policy preferences of that administration, I found the experience to be one that was very interesting. I think from that point forward I hoped I would have a chance to …

December 27, 2017

United States
American obituaries Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2017

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2017 who through…