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October 1, 2018

United States
How Does the U.S. Spend Its Foreign Aid?

With President Donald J. Trump advocating for deep cuts to U.S. foreign aid, debate has renewed over the role of foreign assistance funds in boosting growth, promoting democracy, and saving lives.

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September 27, 2012

Italy
Mario Monti on Challenges for the Euro and the Future of European Integration

Italian prime minister Mario Monti discusses his tenure in office and his country's participation in the eurozone. The C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics is presented by the Cor…

May 5, 2017

Thailand
Thailand Cracks Down Even Harder on the Media

Since the coup in 2014, Thailand’s climate of free speech, already previously threatened by lèse majesté prosecutions and restrictions in online speech, has gotten far chillier. The country has falle…

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May 1, 2017

France
How the French Debacle in Algeria Shaped the Rise of Marine Le Pen—and What America Can Learn From It

Marine Le Pen's neofascist movement was fueled by lingering resentment over a military humiliation. Maybe ours too.

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March 29, 2017

United States
Hard Power’s Essential Soft Side

President Trump’s proposal to build up the military while slashing funds for diplomacy and foreign assistance misses how “soft power” can advance the national interest, says Joseph S. Nye, who coined…

September 4, 2014

China
Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS

“The various currencies, which were all maintained on a stable basis in relation to gold and to one another, facilitated the easy flow of capital and of trade to an extent the full value of which …

Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS

March 19, 2013

Europe, Italian-Style

Last summer, after two years of growing uncertainty, systemic risk in the eurozone finally began to wane, as conditional commitments came together. Italy and Spain offered credible fiscal and growth-…

Outgoing Italian prime minister Mario Monti speaks during a news conference at a European Union leaders summit to discuss the EU's long-term budget on February 8, 2013 (Eric Vidal/Courtesy Reuters).

October 17, 2012

Infrastructure
American Decline or Economic Renewal?

On October 15, the Renewing America initiative hosted the BBC's The World Tonight radio program at CFR in Washington for a special event, "American Decline or Economic Renewal?," which was broadcast …

A teacher reads to students at an elementary school in Walla Walla, Washington (Dick_Morgan/Flickr).

December 10, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State

Teaching Notes on The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State by CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Noah Feldman.

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October 13, 2011

Capital Flows
Eurozone Bank Deposits Are Fleeing for Germany

The eurozone leadership is finally coming around to accepting that a major continent-wide bank recapitalization program is necessary.  Germany wants each country to take care of its own banks.  T…

PIGS vs. German Bank Deposits