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February 9, 2024

Global
Central Bank Currency Swaps Tracker

Introduction Since the financial crisis of 2007, central banks around the world have entered into a multitude of bilateral currency swap agreements with one another. These agreements allow a centr…

February 1, 2024

United States
Transatlantic Divergence of Economic Outlooks – Implications for Central Bank Policies

Germans and Americans are pessimistic about their economies. While the European Central Bank and Federal Reserve remain committed to fighting inflation, the ECB faces a much tougher task.

Jay Powell

January 22, 2024

Pakistan
Pakistan’s Lukewarm February Election—Just Another Sign of South and Southeast Asia’s Democratic Failure

Ruling elites in South and Southeast Asia have stacked the electoral deck in their favor, hindering the chances of opposition parties.

A group of protestors stand on an elevated surface holding their hands in the air in front of building.

January 10, 2024

Bangladesh
Bangladesh’s Sham Election and the Regression of Democracy in South and Southeast Asia

Bangladesh’s unfree election is part of a larger trend of democratic regression in South and Southeast Asia.

Woman in a light green wrap sits at an ornate wooden desk outside in front of two red and green flags.

December 4, 2023

Health
Virtual Roundtable: Financing of Primary Health Care and the Central Role and Important Limitations of Capitation

FRIEDEN: Thanks so much. And thanks for joining us. I'm really looking forward to this discussion. Dr. Kara Hanson has led important work assessing financing in health care. And you might say: Why is…

Play Doctor's instruments

February 12, 2024

Indonesia
Indonesia’s Presidential Election: The Old Guard Faces the New

The February 14 election marks a potential turning point in Southeast Asia’s most powerful state, likely determining its future relations with China and the United States, and the fate of the country…

July 13, 2023

Latin America
Central America’s Turbulent Northern Triangle

The United States continues to seek strategies for responding to the growing number of migrants fleeing poverty, violence, and other challenges in the Central American region.

The casket of a migrant teenager who suffocated in a truck in Texas is buried in Guatemala.

October 30, 2023

Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia Has Become a Hotbed of Transnational Repression

Whatever taboo existed against extraterritorial renditions and executions in other places around the world never really existed in mainland Southeast Asia.

Protestors stand in front of a red brick wall of the Cambodian Embassy in Bangkok while holding paper posters of the face of the abducted Thai dissident, Wanchalearm Satsaksit.

November 20, 2023

India
The Future of the IMEC Hinges on a Stable West Asia

This multi-state project could establish India, instead of China, as the Asian authority on trade. However, Delhi’s track record on economic corridors is mixed.

Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, walks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his official visit to Abu Dhabi on July 15, 2023.