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May 27, 2020

United States
Did the Dollar's Position as the Leading Reserve Currency Help Hold Treasury Yields Down This Spring?

Foreign Treasury sales, including large sales from reserve managers, made the Fed's job harder, not easier, in March.

Did the Dollar's Position as the Leading Reserve Currency Help Hold Treasury Yields Down This Spring?

August 6, 2011

United States
U.S. Treasuries Lose ’Risk-Free’ Luster

U.S. lawmakers’ brinkmanship over raising the debt ceiling could have prompted a series of moves--the downgrading of U.S. debt by Standard and Poor’s being one--that could cause a selloff of U.S. sec…

April 12, 2011

Capital Flows
Doubts About Capital Controls

Overview China's policy of holding down the value of its currency and monetary easing in the United States have led to large capital inflows into emerging economies, raising fears of currency appr…

Doubts About Capital Controls

September 28, 2010

Monetary Policy
Two Myths About the U.S. Dollar

Overview In this Center for Geoeconomic Studies Capital Flows Quarterly, the second in the series, Francis E. Warnock investigates two factors that could substantially alter the long-run value of …

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June 9, 2010

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
How Dangerous Is U.S. Government Debt?

Overview The dollar's status as the world's reserve currency has become a facet of U.S. power, allowing the United States to borrow effortlessly and sustain an assertive foreign policy. But the ca…

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April 2, 2020

Climate Change
Building a Resilient Tomorrow

Building a Resilient Tomorrow Teaching Notes by Alice C. Hill, Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow for Climate Change Policy

Building a Resilient Tomorrow Teaching Notes by Alice C. Hill

March 27, 2020

Cuba
U.S.-Cuba Relations

President Trump has unleashed new trade and travel restrictions on Cuba, closing out a historic period of détente between the two longtime adversaries.

A man on a bicycle rides past a multi-story building as dozens of Cuban flags fly from flagpoles on an adjoining plaza.

March 19, 2020

Coronavirus
How Are Major Religions Responding to the Coronavirus?

Many of the world’s faithful have altered long-standing religious practices to avoid spreading the new coronavirus.

January 23, 2020

Myanmar
The Rohingya Crisis

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority group, have fled persecution in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, fueling a historic migration crisis.

A group of Rohingya refugees after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, September 1, 2017.

August 13, 2019

Election 2020
Meet Beto O’Rourke, Democratic Presidential Candidate

Update: Beto O'Rourke announced on November 1, 2019, that he was ending his campaign. When Richard Nixon lost California’s governor’s race in 1962, political pundits declared his dream of becoming…

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