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February 26, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa and Barclays Africa

This is a guest post by Allen Grane, research associate for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. The recent rumor of Barclays PLC’s potential sale of its African businesses has c…

Barclays South Africa

August 30, 2018

Energy and Climate Policy
The Trump Affordable Clean Energy Policy: Deciphering Emissions Math

This post is co-written by Daniel Scheitrum, an assistant professor at the University of Arizona’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. In the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency do…

An empty podium awaits the arrival of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to address staff at EPA headquarters in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2018.

July 23, 2007

China
First Blackstone, then Barclays …

The alliance between the Chinese state – lest we forget, still a (nominally) communist state -- and the high priests of global financial capitalism is close to complete.    Goldman, Royal Bank o…

September 24, 2018

Monetary Policy
Ten Years On: The Legacy and Lessons of the Financial Crisis

Panelists examine the lessons learned and the continuing legacy of the global financial crisis.

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September 17, 2018

Defense and Security
Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security With Wendy R. Sherman

The Paul C. Warnke Lecture on International Security was established in 2002 and is endowed by a number of Council members and the family and friends of Paul C. Warnke.

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October 12, 2016

United Kingdom
Understanding the Libor Scandal

The manipulation of interbank lending rates by a host of global financial institutions could have significant repercussions for financial markets, consumer loans, and regulatory policy.

The Royal Exchange in central London

March 16, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
Closing the Gap: Achieving Gender Parity in the C-Suite

Speakers discuss gender disparity in corporate boardrooms, and what businesses can do to promote diversity and inclusion in the global labor market.

Play Office building

July 26, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Amtrak's $7 Billion Revamp Plan for DC's Union Station

Amtrak proposed a $7 billion project to revamp Union Station (WashPost). The Washington, DC station that opened in 1907 is the train service’s second busiest, and its overcrowded tracks prevent furth…

Travelers walk through Union Station in Washington (Jonathan Ernst/Courtesy Reuters).

July 10, 2012

Europe and Eurasia
More Evidence That LIBOR Is Manipulated, and What It Means

Barclays’ admission that it deliberately understated the interest rates at which it could borrow between September 2007 and May 2009 suggests grievous flaws in the widespread process of using LIBO…

More Evidence That LIBOR Is Manipulated, and What It Means

March 23, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: U.S. Energy Extraction Grows as Consumption Declines

High oil prices, improved extraction technologies and declining demand have reduced U.S. dependence on foreign energy (NYT).  Demand decreased as the recession and higher gasoline prices led American…

A fuel-efficient Toyota Prius is seen in front of an oil pumpjack in Fellows, California in April, 2010. (Lucy Nicholson/Courtesy Reuters)