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October 4, 2022

Monetary Policy
As Global Recession Looms, a Perilous Moment for Central Banks

Many central banks are navigating turbulent waters as they battle inflation, a strengthening dollar, and an energy crunch. Should they coordinate policy?

People walk past a sign outside a currency exchange office in London.

March 14, 2023

European Union
Religion and Foreign Policy Webinar: The Dynamics of the European Union

Matthias Matthijs, senior fellow for Europe at CFR, discusses U.S.-EU relations and diplomacy in conversation with Mark D.W. Edington, bishop in charge of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Eur…

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April 17, 2023

Europe
C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics With Christine Lagarde

President Christine Lagarde of the European Central Bank discusses inflation, interest rates, and the challenges facing Europe’s economic recovery. The C. Peter McColough Series on International E…

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April 24, 2023

Taiwan
How the Czech Republic Became One of Taiwan’s Closest European Partners and What It Means for EU-China Relations

Since 2018, China-Czech relations have deteriorated as Prague pursues closer relations with Taipei, jeopardizing status quo EU-China relations.

Taiwan and Czech Republic flags on display during the 18th Session of the Taiwan-Czech Joint Business Council Meeting in Taipei, Taiwan.

April 13, 2023

Economics
IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings, NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, UN in Libya, and More

The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group wrap up their joint spring meetings, where the focus is on restructuring debt for low-income countries; expected Republican presidential candi…

Podcast Spring Meetings signs are displayed in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) headquarters in Washington, DC, on April 12, 2023.

March 1, 2023

Economics
The World Bank Stepped Up During the Pandemic

The World Bank (and the IMF) should get credit for increasing their lending to the world's poorest countries during the pandemic. But without additional action, net flows to developing economies will…

The World Bank Stepped Up During the Pandemic

December 1, 2021

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…

January 11, 2023

China
China’s Failed Influence Efforts in Central and Eastern Europe

Despite significant investment, China's attempts to cultivate influence in Central and Eastern Europe have faltered in recent years.

German Chancellor and Chinese Prime Minister stand beside each other in front of the German and Chinese flags.

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European Security and the Ukraine War

Russia's 2022 invasion of Ukraine ushered in a new era in Europe.  The European Union is turning into a geopolitical union with the ambition to order its neighborhood and to assume more responsibilit…

October 3, 2019

Eurozone
The Role of the European Central Bank

As Europe has weathered a succession of economic crises, the European Central Bank has responded with an aggressive set of monetary policies that have redefined the bank’s original mandate.

Workers repair the euro sign in front of ECB headquarters