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May 29, 2015

Development
This Week in Markets and Democracy: FIFA Corruption, Chronic Hunger, and Poverty Reduction

This post marks the launch of a new feature on the Development Channel, "This Week in Markets and Democracy." Each Friday, CFR’s Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program, will highlight the week…

FIFA Corruption

September 4, 2014

China
Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS

“The various currencies, which were all maintained on a stable basis in relation to gold and to one another, facilitated the easy flow of capital and of trade to an extent the full value of which …

Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS

January 17, 2014

United States
Vacant: The Post of Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom

When the Obama administration began, the post of Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom was vacant. This post, at the State Department, was established by the International Religious…

March 21, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
New From CFR: John Campbell on U.S. Policy Toward Africa

On his blog this week, CFR senior fellow John Campbell analyzed a proposed new strategy for U.S. policy toward Africa. As he writes: Calls for greater administration involvement with Africa too ofte…

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May 17, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Debt Ceiling Battle Looms

Reuters discusses yesterday’s White House meeting, where President Obama and Speaker Boehner argued over what provisions could be attached to the next debt limit increase, expected in early 2013. Boe…

President Obama, Speaker John Boehner, and House Democratic Leader Pelosi meet to discuss the debt ceiling in July 2011. (Larry Downing/Courtesy Reuters)

February 17, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Systemic Approach Needed to Solve Competitiveness Problem

The United States faces a multi-faceted competitiveness problem, writes Harvard Business School dean Nitin Nohria in the Harvard Business Review (HBR), and while one-off reforms in taxation, educatio…

February 17, 2012

Education
Competitiveness: How the United States Lost its Way

While it’s only February, I feel safe in making the following prediction: the new issue of the Harvard Business Review contains the most important thinking on the issue of U.S. competitiveness that w…

The March 2012 cover of the Harvard Business Review.

August 18, 2012

Israel
Tunisia’s Shame

The existence of "World Jerusalem Day" is itself a source of shame to all its "celebrants", for it has now become a day when orgies of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic rhetoric are produced.  In Iran thi…

August 10, 2012

Foreign Aid
Question of the Week: Are Randomized Controlled Trials a Good Way to Evaluate Development Projects?

Question of the Week posts review important questions and controversies in global development by providing background information and links to a full spectrum of analysis and opinion. Today’s post ta…

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August 24, 2016

United States
Remembering the Vietnam "Coup Cable"

Things usually slow down in Washington in August. Congress goes into recess, and Washingtonians who can leave town do. But this predictable lull in government activity doesn’t mean that policymaking …

Cable Coup Final