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November 9, 2018

Oil and Petroleum Products
Emerging Market Contagion Could Hit the Oil Industry

This is a guest post by Benjamin Silliman, research associate for Energy Security and Climate Change at the Council on Foreign Relations.  When the Trump administration announced temporary waivers…

Turkish Lira and Dollar banknotes.

July 8, 2010

Palestinian Territories
A Conversation with Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu discusses U.S.-Israel relations, the threat of a nuclear Iran, the peace process, and the possibility of extending a temporary settlement freeze in the West …

November 1, 2018

International Organizations
The IMF: The World’s Controversial Financial Firefighter

The International Monetary Fund, both criticized and lauded for its efforts to promote financial stability, continues to find itself at the forefront of global economic crisis management.

IMF Director Christine Lagarde

July 23, 2018

International Economic Policy
Is Trump Right About the Strong Dollar? Not According to Our Mini Mac Index.

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June 25, 2018

United States
Is the Fall in Foreign Treasury Holdings a Trump Dump?

“In the age of Trump,” warned a Bloomberg op-ed last year, “America’s biggest foreign creditors are suddenly having second thoughts about financing the U.S. government.” Today, with Trump piling …

Is the Fall in Foreign Treasury Holdings a Trump Dump?

June 19, 2018

United States
Trump’s Tariffs Are Hurting U.S. Competitiveness

President Trump is seeking to reduce the U.S. trade deficit through tariffs, but logic and historical data show that his strategy will not help American jobs, growth or exports. Worse, loss of access to foreign parts amid a trade war will hurt American companies that depend on them to stay globally competitive.

Trump’s Tariffs Are Hurting U.S. Competitiveness

June 13, 2018

Trade
Trump Tariffs Slam Canada, EU—Not China

At the recent G-7 Summit meeting in Quebec, the first such summit ever to fail to produce a joint communiqué, President Trump served notice to America’s allies that his country had no shared interest…

Trump Tariffs Slam Canada, EU—Not China

September 21, 2015

United States
What Andrzej Duda and Benjamin Netanyahu Have in Common

What do Andrzej Duda and Benjamin Netanyahu have in common? The answer is Russia. Duda is president of Poland and Netanyahu is prime minister of Israel. For Poles, Russia is a never-ending problem …

May 7, 2018

Emerging Markets
Should We Fear a Tighten Tantrum?

Back in May 2013, then-Fed Chair Ben Bernanke roiled emerging markets (EM) with the mere suggestion that the Fed might soon pare back its monthly asset purchases under so-called quantitative easi…

Should We Fear a Tighten Tantrum?

April 18, 2018

China
China’s Currency Internationalization Is Failing; Oil Futures Won’t Rescue It

As we documented in a post one year ago, what The Economist once called the “unstoppable” internationalization of China’s currency—the RMB—has been stopped. Indeed, reversed. As the left-hand …

China’s Currency Internationalization Is Failing; Oil Futures Won’t Rescue It