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March 27, 2017

United States
Bill Maher Makes Us Dumber: How Ignorance, Fear and Stupid Pop-Culture Clichés Shape Americans’ View of the Middle East

Americans used to be just ignorant about Muslims and the Middle East. Now we're also fearful, stupid and wrong.

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February 25, 2015

China
Move Over Big Mac: The Law of One Price Is Lovin’ Our Little Mac Index

The “law of one price” holds that identical goods should trade for the same price in an efficient market. To what extent does it hold internationally? The Economist magazine’s famous Big Mac Inde…

November 6, 2012

Trade
Obama or Romney Must Govern Without a Mandate

There is an idea that is dear to the hearts of every candidate that ought to be discarded, at least until the U.S. electoral map shifts dramatically from what it has been in recent years: that the vi…

Voters cast their ballots during the U.S. presidential election at a polling station in the Staten Island Borough of New York on November 6, 2012 (Keith Bedford/Courtesy Reuters).

June 6, 2011

Europe and Eurasia
Why You Need American Dollars to Mint Australian Ones

All countries with central banks exercise monetary sovereignty, right?  Nobel economist Paul Krugman certainly thinks so.  “Wow,” he wrote, after reading Benn Steil and Manuel Hinds say otherwise i…

Why You Need American Dollars to Mint Australian Ones

March 6, 2012

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
From the Archives: Ashton Carter on Defense Strategy for the 21st Century

In a March 2012 meeting, President Obama’s nominee for defense secretary explains how the United States is transforming its military and defense strategy in the face of funding cutbacks.

December 15, 2014

Global
NY Event: Addressing the Chronic Disease Crisis in Developing Countries

Task Force Co-Chair Thomas E. Donilon, Task Force Project Director Thomas J. Bollyky, and Task Force Member Barbara Byrne, join Juju Chang, coanchor of ABC News' Nightline, to discuss the CFR-sponsor…

December 12, 2014

Estonia
Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas on Economic Growth and Entrepreneurship

Taavi Rõivas, prime minister of Estonia, joins Blair Effron, founding partner at Centerview Partners and member of the board of directors at the Council on Foreign Relations, to discuss Estonia’s eco…

December 8, 2014

Global
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on Economic Development and the Paris Climate Agreement

Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group, joins Mark Tercek, president and chief executive officer at the Nature Conservancy, to discuss the World Bank Group’s efforts vis-à-vis climate change…

December 3, 2014

United States
Michael Dell on Innovation and Global Technology Solutions

Michael S. Dell, chairman and chief executive officer at Dell Inc., joins Daniel L. Doctoroff, chief executive officer at Bloomberg, to discuss growth and technology in a globalized world.

December 2, 2014

United States
Senator Sherrod Brown on a Strategy of "Principled Resolve" Toward China

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), joins Restone Global's Lorne W. Craner, to discuss a new approach to U.S. policy toward China.