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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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April 25, 2011

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Retirees Are America’s Same Old Problem

In a major speech on April 13th laying out his blueprint for reducing America’s long-term debt burden, President Obama drew a sharp contrast between the outlook today and the much rosier one a deca…

Retirees Are America’s Same Old Problem

April 6, 2009

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Side-By-Side with the Depression

The current downturn is now sharper than most post-war recessions. Comparisons with the depression are rising, but there are important differences too. The policy response has been quicker this tim…

Side-By-Side with the Depression

May 24, 2017

Religion
China's Great Awakening

Elizabeth C. Economy, Ian Johnson, and Fenggang Yang discuss the current political climate in China, and the rise and role of religion in the country.

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May 30, 2007

United States
The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression

Watch Amity Shlaes, the Council's visiting senior fellow for geoeconomics, discuss her new book, The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression.

October 6, 2016

Asia
U.S. Strategy in Asia: Is the Pivot Working?

Experts discuss the Obama administration's "Pivot to Asia" strategy, its successes and failures, and the evolving dynamics of U.S. relations across Asia.

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March 8, 2016

Thailand
Thanat Khoman and the Fraying of the U.S.-Thailand Alliance

Last week, Thanat Khoman, the longtime politician and former foreign minister of Thailand, died of natural causes in Bangkok. He was 102, and one of the last surviving leaders who played a central ro…

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February 19, 2016

China
The U.S.-ASEAN Summit: Final Thoughts

The U.S.-ASEAN summit earlier this week, held at Sunnylands estate in California, was overshadowed by the death of Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, and the political debate over his possible rep…

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October 30, 2015

Nepal
Disaster Relief: China and India Come Together

Chinese and Indian relief efforts in the aftermath of the 2015 Nepal earthquake set a precedent for trust building between two countries whose cooperation will be crucial to the prosperity of South A…

October 29, 2015

Asia
The United States, Japan, and the Rise of China

Experts discuss the rise of China and the U.S.-Japan alliance.

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