January 21, 2010
Congress’ call for a new federal agency to oversee insurers still relies too heavily on ill-equipped state regulators to stem risks posed by bond insurers, traders, and reinsurers, writes CFR’s Marc …
December 4, 2009
Amid the global economic downturn, the World Trade Organization has been reduced to a talking shop as the prospects for a new global trade deal grow dimmer, says CFR’s Marc Levinson.
February 6, 2015
The Obama administration is about to issue its formal "National Security Strategy," but recent testimony by the new Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken actually gives deep insight into what tha…
May 13, 2010
Greece’s 2009 budget deficit was 13.6% of GDP. The primary deficit – the balance before interest – was 8.5% of GDP. The main difference between the total deficit and the primary deficit is the ‘s…
May 7, 2010
Before the creation of the euro, European governments borrowed at very different rates. In July 1995, Portugal, Italy, Greece, and Spain all had to pay at least 4% more than Germany on their borrow…
May 10, 2010
Debt restructuring and longer-term eurozone reforms will be needed to contain Europe’s sovereign debt problems and restore European stability and prosperity, says CFR’s Marc Levinson.
April 27, 2010
Rating agency S&P’s decision to downgrade Greek debt to "junk" may lead to softened pre-conditions for an IMF-EU bailout and a swifter European response, says CFR’s Marc Levinson.
October 28, 2009
CFR’s Marc Levinson says further international coordination on financial regulation may do more harm than good and expresses doubts about federal restrictions on executive pay.
June 14, 2017
Experts discuss foreign language learning in the U.S. education system as well as learning methods that go beyond the classroom walls, and the value of foreign language learning to U.S. national secu…