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June 7, 2018

Germany
Merkel and Scholz Have Put the IMF in a Pickle Merkel and Scholz Have Put the IMF in a Pickle

Germany seems to have ruled out all the mechanisms for eurozone fiscal expansion that the IMF liked…

April 19, 2013

Europe
A Conversation with Dr. Wolfgang Schauble

Wolfgang Schäuble discusses the financial market regulation and current state of the European Union.

January 18, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
kenya_stock_market_africa_aid Emerging Voices: Wolfgang Fengler on the Future of Aid to Africa

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is from Wolfgang Fengler, the lead e…

October 11, 2017

China
Three Items of Note Three Items of Note

Often one of the best ways to get noticed is to highlight something a bit surprising. A data point that doesn’t match expectations for example. Puerto Rico’s large trade surplus for example, which…

August 9, 2017

Foreign Aid
Shadow on USAID boxes Why Cutting Foreign Aid Benefits Terrorists

President Trump's proposal to cut USAID funding will not help the United States fight terrorism. 

May 9, 2018

Religion
Play Faith Poverty and Action Faith, Poverty, and Action

David Beckmann, Simone Campbell, and Ruth W. Messinger, with Lisa Sharon Harper moderating, discuss faith, poverty, and action, as part of the 2018 CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Workshop.

August 2, 2016

Development
Employees sort boxes and parcels at the logistic centre of a express delivery company, after the Singles Day online shopping festival, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, November 12, 2015 (Reuters/Stringer). Amid Slowing Trade, What’s Next for Global Supply Chains?

Global trade and the supply chains that support it are undergoing a period of profound change. Supply chains face threats including a resurgence of protectionism, climate change, decaying infrastruct…

May 7, 2015

Europe and Eurasia
Which Countries Stand to Lose Big from a Greek Default? Which Countries Stand to Lose Big from a Greek Default?

The IMF has turned up the heat on Greece’s Eurozone neighbors, calling on them to write off “significant amounts” of Greek sovereign debt.  Writing off debt, however, doesn’t make the pain disappe…

June 20, 2012

A man walks in front of a closed bank branch in central Athens, February 2012 (John Kolesidis/Courtesy Reuters). Clarity about Austerity

I have just had the privilege of speaking at the main annual conference of Germany’s Economic Council, the economic and business arm of the Christian Democratic Union, the current governing party. Ch…

April 20, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Why Europe Can’t Bring Peace to the Middle East

Lady Catherine Ashton, the EU’s top foreign policy official, has received a remarkable letter from the "European Eminent Persons Group on the Middle East Peace Process." This self-selected collectivi…