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November 3, 2008

United States
Economic Policy Challenges for the Next Administration

The incoming President faces a series of daunting economic challenges including a global financial crisis, a growing budget deficit, and, as the graph above indicates, a potentially severe recessio…

Economic Policy Challenges for the Next Administration

November 10, 2008

China
China Embraces Keynes

In a move intended to counter slowing economic growth, China announced its largest ever fiscal stimulus plan of four trillion yuan ($586 billion). The two year package, which includes spending on h…

China Embraces Keynes

September 21, 2009

China
China’s External Investments

This chart shows China’s overweight or underweight observed external investment position since 2000 in a given sector relative to that sector’s share of world market capitalization. A positive numb…

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March 3, 2010

Thailand
Report from Thailand: The Political Divide and the Judiciary

It’s Antonin Scalia’s nightmare. Challenged over the past decade by the rise of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, the first Thai leader to unite the rural poor and challenge entrenched elites…

October 14, 2010

Technology and Innovation
Digging into the "Post-Partisan Power" Study

The new Brookings/AEI/Breakthrough “Post-Partisan Power” study, which calls on policymakers to focus on energy innovation rather than carbon pricing, has been generating a lot of debate over the last…

December 9, 2010

United States
Proximity Talks?

My colleague, Rob Danin, had an excellent CFR “First Take” yesterday on the administration’s change in direction on Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.  It will be interesting to hear what Secretary…

Proximity Talks?

May 27, 2011

China
Latin America’s Growing Middle Class

Thousands of commuters pack the Se metro subway station in Sao Paulo (Paulo Whitaker / Courtesy Reuters). Two recent studies look at the rise of Latin America’s middle class. The first, by ECLAC (Ec…

Latin America’s Growing Middle Class

May 27, 2011

International Organizations
“I’m Not Dead Yet”: Long Live the G8

G8 leaders walk together after a lunch meeting during the G8 summit in Deauville (Pool New/ Courtesy Reuters). In a review of the Deauville summit posted here on CFR.org, I argue that the Group of 8…

“I’m Not Dead Yet”: Long Live the G8

June 10, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
After Assad, Democracy in Syria?

The bloody war that the Assad regime is waging against the people of Syria will end in the downfall of the regime. Whether that will take months or years is impossible to say; how many peaceful demon…

August 17, 2011

International Organizations
Nation. Meet Susan Rice.

Nation. Meet Susan Rice. On Monday night, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations was on the Colbert Report. She used typical  UN sovereignty-stealing trickery—like logic and nuance—to “explain”…