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April 13, 2016

United States
ISIL as a Mass Movement

In testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 12, 2016, Graeme Wood discussed the self-proclaimed Islamic State as a mass movement and laid out the reasons for reasonable vers…

October 9, 2017

Political History and Theory
The Marshall Plan

Benn Steil, the award-winning author of The Battle of Bretton Woods, reveals the gripping history behind the Marshall Plan—told with verve, insight, and resonance for today.

November 16, 2017

Global
same sex marriage Same-Sex Marriage: Global Comparisons

A growing number of countries are legalizing same-sex marriage amid a steady advance in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights, but opposition remains strong in many countries.

October 20, 2017

Digital Policy
Supreme Court Cyber Week in Review: October 20, 2017

This week: United States v. Microsoft heads to the Supreme Court, Russian trolls, and the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield.

October 11, 2017

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, U.S. President Donald J. Trump, Ivanka Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany on July 8, 2017. Trump, the World Bank, and the IMF: Explaining the Dog that Didn’t Bark (Yet)

A big surprise of Donald Trump’s “America First” presidency has been the moderate tone he has adopted toward the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), which hold their annual meetings in …

September 10, 2013

Europe and Eurasia
The-Battle-of-Bretton-Woods.jpg The Battle of Bretton Woods

In this book, CFR Senior Fellow Benn Steil challenges the notion that Bretton Woods was the product of an amiable Anglo-American collaboration, and explains that it was in reality part of a much more…

September 13, 2017

South Korea
Weak Won, Tight Fiscal: Korea's Not-So Mysterious External Surplus Weak Won, Tight Fiscal: Korea's Not-So Mysterious External Surplus

Korea's macroeconomic policies have had a greater impact on its pattern of trade than any free trade agreement.

August 31, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
Bookshelf and model drone in Micah Zenko's office at the Council on Foreign Relations. Signing Off

Today is my last day at the Council on Foreign Relations after eight and one-half fun and fulfilling years. An archive of everything I authored or co-authored remains here. Subsequently, this is the …

September 4, 2014

China
Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS

“The various currencies, which were all maintained on a stable basis in relation to gold and to one another, facilitated the easy flow of capital and of trade to an extent the full value of which …