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July 31, 2007

Eswar Prasad: China’s exchange rate policy isn’t working

The headline is mine.   Don’t blame Dr. Prasad.   But that is the conclusion I took away from Eswar Prasad’s most recent paper.     I usually write about how China’s exchange rate policy distorts the…

May 21, 2013

Can China’s Bond Market Support a Global RMB?

On April 24, the Australian central bank announced that it would raise the proportion of its reserves devoted to Chinese financial assets from 0% to 5%, likely among the highest such allocations a…

Can China’s Bond Market Support a Global RMB?

January 25, 2016

The Fits and Starts of China’s Economic Reforms

Over the past several months, it has become more than a full-time job trying to figure out what is going on in the Chinese economy. There have been many good efforts to make sense of all the disparat…

Xi Jinping AIIB ceremony

April 26, 2016

United States
Do India and Brazil Really Moderate China and Russia’s Approach to Cyberspace Policy?

Alex Grigsby is the assistant director for the Digital and Cyberspace Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations.  India and Brazil see themselves as power brokers in international cyber dip…

CFR Cyber Net Politics BRICS

October 16, 2015

Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of October 16, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Sungtae “Jacky” Park, Ayumi Teraoka, and Gabriel Walker look at the top stories in Asia this week. 1. Hard-line Buddhist monks sway politics in Myanm…

Ma-Ba-Tha-rally - 10-16-15

September 25, 2015

Cyber Week in Review: September 25, 2015

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: The United States and China have negotiated a cybersecurity deal in which both parties agree …

Xi Obama Net Politics Cyber CFR

July 14, 2015

India’s Internet Diplomacy: Reading the Tea Leaves

Arun Mohan Sukumar is a lawyer, journalist, and former senior fellow at the Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University Delhi. You can follow him on Twitter @arunmsukumar. The dec…

Modi Putin Rousseff Xi CFR Net Politics Cyber

April 20, 2015

Human Rights
India Could Use Its Historic Free Speech Judgment to Reset Its Position on Internet Governance. Will It?  

Mahima Kaul is the head of the cyber and media initiative at the Observer Research Foundation, a think tank in India. You can follow her on Twitter @misskaul.  “The global can never become meaningfu…

Modi India CFR Cyber Net Politics

October 28, 2014

Bangladesh: Capitalist Haven

Earlier this month, the Pew Research Center released the second of two major reports detailing findings from a global public opinion survey on economic issues conducted last spring in forty-four coun…


September 12, 2006

The IMF can do better

It is pretty clear by now that China’s trade surplus is going to be in the $150b range, and its current account surplus is going to be well above $200b  The IMF does itself no favors by releasing a f…