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December 12, 2014

United States
What Is the Impact of the CIA Report?

A Senate review of the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation practices has rekindled the debate over U.S. counterterrorism. Karen Greenberg, Jack Devine, and Magnus Ranstorp weigh in on the findings.

April 13, 2018

Thailand
Previewing the U.S. Treasury’s April Foreign Exchange Report Previewing the U.S. Treasury’s April Foreign Exchange Report

The U.S. Treasury Department’s next foreign exchange report is due on April 15—so it should come out soon, maybe even tonight. Normally the section on China attracts all the attention. But righ…

August 23, 2006

United States
george_magnus_us_defecit_ba George Magnus makes an important point. If the oil surplus is rising and Asia’s surplus isn’t falling …

If the oil exporters current account surplus is rising, and oil-importing Asia’s surplus isn’t falling (thanks to China and Japan), then either the US or the European deficit has to be growing.   Glo…

April 1, 2016

Global
Teaching Notes State Capitalism.jpg State Capitalism: How the Return of Statism is Transforming the World

Teaching Notes for State Capitalism: How the Return of Statism is Transforming the World by CFR Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia, Joshua Kurlantzick.

September 6, 2016

China
CA Europe and Asia Imbalances Are Back, In Asia and Globally

The Economist, inspired in part by a recent paper by Caballero, Farhi and Gourinchas, highlighted two key points in its free exchange column criticizing Germany’s surplus: a) Global imbalances have …

August 30, 2016

China
Real-effective-CNY The 2016 Yuan Depreciation

The Bank for International Settlements’ (BIS) broad effective index is the gold standard for assessing exchange rates. And the BIS shows—building on a point that George Magnus has made—that China’s c…

January 25, 2016

China
Xi Jinping AIIB ceremony The Fits and Starts of China’s Economic Reforms

Over the past several months, it has become more than a full-time job trying to figure out what is going on in the Chinese economy. There have been many good efforts to make sense of all the disparat…

August 25, 2015

China
Rescue workers wearing chemical protective suits walk at the site of the explosions at the Binhai new district in Tianjin, China, August 14, 2015. Rescuers on Friday pulled one survivor from the wreckage of a warehouse in northeast China's Tianjin that was hit by two massive blasts, a city official told reporters at a briefing. REUTERS/Jason Lee What’s Missing in the China Story?

Over the past month, there has been a lot of “China drama.” The volatility in the Chinese stock market, the yuan devaluation, and now the Tianjin warehouse explosion have all raised China chatter to …

July 3, 2013

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Interview with Gary LaFree "The Five Myths of Global Terrorism" - Video Interview with Dr. Gary LaFree

The reactions of U.S. officials to the leaks from former National Security Administration (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden point to the political resonance that terrorism holds for the American public…

June 24, 2010

International Organizations
The G20’s Twenty Agendas

The G20 meetings in Toronto will be marked by competing agendas on global growth and financial regulations. This Backgrounder looks at the range of policy concerns.