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January 9, 2008

Elections and Voting
Shlaes: Economy Looms as Test for McCain, Clinton

Amity Shlaes, an economic scholar, says she is impressed by Sen. John McCain’s New Hampshire primary win but notes that he has not traditionally concentrated on economic policy, a chief area of voter…

June 13, 2007

Economic Crises
The Forgotten Man

It's difficult today to imagine how America survived the Great Depression. Only through the stories of the common people who struggled during that era can we really understand how the nation endured…

April 7, 2008

Fossil Fuels
Smart Countries, Foolish Choices

Overview Intuition tells us that oil-rich countries are not friendly to the United States, and that entreprenurial—or “smart”—countries are not endowed with oil. In this Center for Geoeconomic …

October 11, 2018

China
Christianity in China

Tens of millions of Chinese now identify as Christians, and the number has grown rapidly, posing challenges for a government that is officially atheist and wary of threats to its power.

Chinese Catholics attend an Ash Wednesday mass at a state-sanctioned church in Beijing.

September 9, 2008

Financial Markets
Experts Debate Fannie/Freddie Nationalization

Four CFR experts discuss the U.S. Treasury’s takeover of mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, what the move means for financial markets, and what risks remain.

October 5, 2018

International Law
Thoughts on the ICJ’s Decision in Iran v United States and the Trump Administration’s Treaty Withdrawals

The following is a guest post by John B. Bellinger III, adjunct senior fellow for international and national security law at the Council on Foreign Relations. This post originally ran on Lawfare. …

A general view shows the International Court of Justice in The Hague

April 25, 2018

Southeast Asia
ASEAN Centrality in Managing a Geopolitical Jigsaw Puzzle

The tug-of-war between China and the United States, Australia, Japan, and India will define the geopolitical landscape of Asia and threatens to divide ASEAN.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations flag leads the flags of the ten-member countries during the ASEAN Regional Forum meeting in 2008. Reuters/Romeo Gacad

November 1, 2017

Southeast Asia
ASEAN: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations brings together disparate neighbors to address economic, security, political, and social issues, but its impact remains limited.

A woman sits in front of flags of ASEAN members in Bali, Indonesia, November 16, 2011.

March 15, 2017

North Korea
Will the North Korea-Malaysia Crisis Cause a Shift in Southeast Asian States’ Relationships with Pyongyang?

As I noted in a piece I co-authored with Scott Snyder shortly after the apparent assassination of Kim Jong Nam, Malaysia is but one of many Southeast Asian nations that have relatively robust diploma…

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May 20, 2008

Economic Crises
The Forgotten Man

Teaching Notes on The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression by CFR Senior Fellow Amity Shlaes.

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