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March 10, 2009

Economic Crises
A Conversation with Ben S. Bernanke

Watch Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, outline his thoughts on reforming the regulatory system in light of the global financial crisis. Please note:…

September 6, 2012

Defense and Security
The World Next Week: September 11, the November Election, and Ben Bernanke

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks; the home stretch of the presidential campaign; and what Federal Reserve Chairman …

President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, former president George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush walk beside the north pool of the World Trade Center Memorial during ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on September 11, 2011. (Larry Downing/ courtesy Reuters)

October 24, 2005

Economics
Bernanke

The new Greenspan.   So says Reuters. Like Daniel Gross, I was betting on Hubbard.   And I certainly would not be surprised if he ends up as the next Treasury Secretary. Expect lots of talk abo…

March 10, 2009

Economic Crises
C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series on International Economics: A Conversation with Ben S. Bernanke

The C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series on International Economics is presented by the Corporate Program and the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.

December 15, 2006

China
Ben Bernanke (almost) speaks truth to (real) financial power …

Bernanke’s speech at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences is well worth reading.  He quite accurately notes – at least in the written text, if not in the actual speech – that China’s extensive inte…

September 20, 2012

Monetary Policy
Is Bernanke Right on QE3 and the Mortgage Market?

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke defended QE3 at his September 13 press conference by arguing that it would lower mortgage rates and increase home prices.  Over 80% of U.S. household debt is mortgage deb…

Is Bernanke Right on QE3 and the Mortgage Market?

August 14, 2018

United States
The Unconstrained Presidency: Checks and Balances Eroded Long Before Trump

This article was originally published in Foreign Affairs.  In the age of Donald Trump, it often feels as though one individual has the power to chart the United States’ course in the world all by …

August 2, 2018

Energy and Climate Policy
What States, Cities, and Corporations can do in the Face of Federal Resistance to the Clean Transportation Transition

Stefan Koester is an intern with the Energy Security and Climate Change program at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a graduate student at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts Univ…

A motorist drives past a parking lot full of new Tesla electric vehicles in Richmond, California, U.S. June 22, 2018.

July 23, 2018

Syria
The Syrian War Is Over, and America Lost

This article first appeared here on ForeignPolicy.com July 23, 2018. Earlier this month, Syrian regime forces hoisted their flag above the southern town of Daraa and celebrated. Although there is …

Syrian soldier in front of poster of Bashar al Assad

June 28, 2018

United States
What’s Worth Reading This Summer?

CFR.org editor Bob McMahon and I recorded our annual summer reading episode of CFR’s “The World Next Week” podcast. Carlos Lozada, the nonfiction book critic at the Washington Post, joined us for the…

summer reading 2018