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April 28, 2022

Economics
Federal Reserve Committee Convenes, U.S. Leads UN Security Council, and More

The U.S. Federal Reserve is poised to raise interest rates, the United States assumes the presidency of the UN Security Council, and Japan marks Constitution Memorial Day as the country makes changes…

Podcast Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses the United Nations (UN) Security Council via video link on April 05, 2022 in New York City.

January 27, 2022

Monetary Policy
What Is the U.S. Federal Reserve?

Over the past decade, the Fed has deployed trillions of dollars in stimulus while expanding its regulatory oversight. The central bank is back on the front lines to fight the COVID-19 crisis.  

Federal Reserve

April 20, 2022

United States
The State of U.S. Strategic Stockpiles

President Joe Biden has tapped the nation’s emergency oil reserves several times over the past year. The Strategic Petroleum Reserve is just one of the stockpiles that the United States maintains for…

Members of the Oklahoma National Guard Oklahoma National Guard walk toward the front of the Strategic National Stockpile Warehouse after unloading medical supplies.

April 18, 2022

Economics
C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics With James Bullard

James Bullard of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis discusses interest rates, inflation, and the challenges facing U.S. economic growth. The C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics…

Play SQUAWK BOX -- Pictured: James Bullard, St. Louis Fed President, in an interview on September 21, 2015

May 9, 2022

Latin America
AMLO's Lithium Grab and War on Green Energy Will Hurt North America

Nationalizing Mexico’s lithium reserves and extending state control over electricity and energy will undermine the region’s prosperity and security.

Mexican lawmakers protest a constitutional reform of the energy sector

May 18, 2022

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Celebrating Ten Years: Conference on Diversity in International Affairs

As part of its commitment to diversity and inclusion, CFR celebrates a decade of hosting the annual Conference on Diversity in International Affairs (CDIA) in collaboration with the Global Access Pip…

September 25, 2018

Monetary Policy
Good News! The Federal Reserve is Surviving the Trump Era.

Improbably, the Federal Reserve is surviving the Trump era with its integrity intact. Jerome H. Powell, the Fed chairman since February, is quietly emerging as a skilled Washington operator.

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before a Senate Banking Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing.

December 16, 2020

Local and Traditional Leadership
Nigeria's Unitary Federalism

In May 1966, General Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi, Nigeria’s first Military Head of State—also known as Johnny Ironside for his exploits in a peacekeeping mission in the Congo—promulgated the infamous Decree No. 34 of 1966, the “unification decree.”

A group of Nigerian lawyers are seen sitting in chairs awaiting a trial. Several are wearing wigs that resemble those used during the British colonial period.

May 12, 2022

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
The U.S. Opioid Epidemic

Opioid addiction in the United States has become a prolonged epidemic, endangering not only public health but also economic output and national security.

A man uses heroin under a bridge where he lives with other addicts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

December 1, 2014

United States
The Federal Reserve's Stanley Fischer on Inflation and Financial Stability

Stanley Fischer, vice chairman of the board of governors at the Federal Reserve System, joins CFR Board Member Laurence D. Fink to discuss how the Federal Reserve System has evolved over time, and c…

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