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November 2, 2016

China
Can China Reduce Its National Savings Rate with More Social Insurance?

Andrew Batson recently pushed back a bit against my attempt to frame one of China’s core macroeconomic problems as “too much savings.” He argues that policies to bring down savings have been tried in…

February 1, 2008

United States
Financial Statecraft

Teaching Notes on Financial Statecraft: The Role of Financial Markets in American Foreign Policy by CFR Senior Fellow Benn Steil and co-author Robert E. Litan.

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June 23, 2010

Political History and Theory
2010 Arthur Ross Book Award Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World

Honoring: Gold Medalist: Liaquat Ahamed for Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World Silver Medalist: Seth G. Jones for In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan Hon…

June 22, 2010

CFR News
Liaquat Ahamed’s "Lords of Finance" Wins CFR’s 2010 Arthur Ross Book Award

Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World wins CFR’s 2010 Arthur Ross Book Award.

March 25, 2015

Asia
Immunity and Opportunity in Asia: Implications of the Financial Crisis

As the financial crisis in the U.S. begins to seep into sectors domestically and ripples overseas to European markets, the reaction and situation in Asia is somewhat curious.

December 26, 2013

Defense and Security
Ten Americans Who Died in 2013 Who Shaped U.S. Foreign Policy

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also a time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2013 who throu…

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July 5, 2012

China
The Other China

It appears that 2012—like every year in recent history—will yield a bumper crop of new China books. In the past few weeks, three have come across my desk—Dambisa Moyo’s Winner Take All,  Zhou Xun’s T…

A Chinese labourer waits for a job at the Chaotianmen Port along the Yangtze River in downtown Chongqing on December 3, 2000.

May 7, 2012

Defense and Security
Hello, François Hollande: President of France

Streaks are made to be broken. After seventeen years on the outside looking in, a Socialist Party candidate has finally returned to the French presidency. François Hollande defeated Nicolas Sarkozy b…

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