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May 31, 2017

United States
A Conversation With Robert Kaplan

Robert Kaplan discusses the importance of fiscal policy and structural reform.

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November 29, 2016

Global
A Conversation With Robert Greifeld

Robert Greifeld discusses how the recent and upcoming elections in France, Germany, and the United States might affect trade, markets, and the future of globalization.

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March 2, 2016

Americas
Energy Prices and Crisis Risks

Robert Kahn testified before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, describing the crisis risks generated by persistently low oil and gas prices. He argued that the risks are especially acute for…

February 8, 2019

Economics
2019 Robert B. Menschel Economics Symposium

Although the global rate of extreme poverty is at a historic low, the pace of poverty reduction is slowing and the World Bank estimates that more than 700 million people still live on less than $1.90…

March 4, 2016

Global
A Conversation With Robert J. Shiller

Robert J. Shiller discusses the importance of economic irrationality, crowd behavior, and other elements of behavioral finance in understanding the global economy and making effective economic policy…

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July 3, 2013

Europe
Portugal: The Price of Austerity

News of the collapse of the Portuguese coalition government is further evidence of adjustment fatigue in the periphery that threatens the European project.  The leader of the junior coalition partner…

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May 14, 2019

China
China’s Maritime Disputes

China’s growing assertiveness amid territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas has raised concerns about armed conflict.

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May 16, 2019

Trade
The Truth About Tariffs

Tariffs have been applied over the years to protect homegrown industries and target competitors who are seen as using unfair trade practices. They impose costs on both importers and exporters and had been in decline until the recent U.S.-China trade war.

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May 17, 2019

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Cyber Week in Review: May 17, 2019

This week: President Trump declares national emergency on threats to U.S. technology, WhatsApp hacked, San Francisco bans facial recognition, the United States passes on global pact against online ex…

French President Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hold a news conference during the 'Christchurch Call Meeting' at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France May 15, 2019.

May 15, 2019

United States
Will the Fed Help Trump Fight His Trade War?

In a tweet on May 14, President Trump called on the Fed to “match” interest-rate cuts he expects from China “in order to make up for the business they are . . . losing” from his tariffs. But the …

Will the Fed Help Trump Fight His Trade War?