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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…

2009.9.21.ChinasExternalInvestmentBiasNameFIX

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…

November 11, 2010

The World Next Week

Robert McMahon, editor of CFR.org, and I sat down today to discuss the upcoming issues for our The World Next Week podcast. We talked about the prospects for the lame duck Congress, the Asia-Pacifi…

Policemen are silhouetted on signboards of APEC forum summit in Yokohama, south of Tokyo

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?

January 14, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Friday File: Hu Is Coming

U.S. President Barack Obama meets China's President Hu Jintao in Seoul. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Chinese President Hu Jintao comes to Washington next week for his first vi…

U.S. President Barack Obama meets China’s President Hu Jintao in Seoul

May 11, 2011

Politics and Government
Newt Gingrich Makes It (Facebook) Official

Newt Gingrich speaks to reporters after a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington on March 18, 2011. (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters) It’s official. Newt Gingrich announced today v…

Newt Gingrich speaks to reporters after a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington on March 18, 2011.

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