53 Results for:

May 18, 2018

United States
Play Modern Slavery The Reality of Modern Slavery

From debt bondage in India, forced labor in North Korea, and human trafficking in Europe and the United States, an estimated 40.3 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery.

January 21, 2010

United States
Financial Regulation’s Fatal Flaw

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

International Organizations
The Vanishing WTO

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

Middle East and North Africa
"Calling Out" Iran

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 10, 2010

Europe
Reforming the Eurozone

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

Economic Crises
New Urgency to Prevent Greek Default

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

United States
Financial Regulation Pitfalls

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.

May 13, 2010

Europe and Eurasia
Beware of Greeks Bearing Debt Beware of Greeks Bearing Debt

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

Europe and Eurasia
European Default Risk Replaces Inflation Risk European Default Risk Replaces Inflation Risk

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…

June 14, 2017

United States
Play U.S. National Security The Link Between Foreign Languages and U.S. National Security

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…