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May 30, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
Manuel Noriega, 1934-2017

Manuel Noriega died over the weekend, and therein lie many tales. The ancient Latin bromide de mortuis nihil nisi bonum must be stretched to discuss Noriega, who until his capture and jailing by t…

March 10, 2017

Dutch Elections and the Future of the EU

The rise of populist Geert Wilders in the Netherlands is showcasing the pressing need for European Union reform, says expert Pieter Cleppe.

November 29, 2018

Monetary Policy
Making the Global Financial System Work for All

Four members of the EPG discuss the challenges facing the developing world and the global commons and their recommendations to prevent major financial crises.

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June 30, 2016

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
The Warsaw Summit: NATO Examines Itself, Again

At its Warsaw summit, NATO should try to find better solutions to the problem of burden-sharing and a more sustainable strategy for managing tensions with Russia, writes CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich.

September 17, 2018

World Economic Update

The World Economic Update highlights the quarter’s most important and emerging trends. Discussions cover changes in the global marketplace with special emphasis on current economic events and their i…

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July 10, 2018

Brexit: A Conversation With Michel Barnier

Michel Barnier discusses the state of the Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union, what is at stake, and what needs to be achieved by the 2019 deadline.

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July 10, 2012

Human Rights
Thinking About the International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague delivered a sentence of 14 years yesterday against a Congolese warlord, Thomas Lubanga. This is not much cause for celebration, for it is the first…

September 9, 2015

Europe and Eurasia
The EU’s Migration Crisis: When Solidarity and Sovereignty Collide

The wave of migrants surging into the European Union (EU) poses a historic challenge for European integration. Today in Strasbourg, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker of Luxembourg pro…

Migrants arrive at main railway station in Dortmund

February 6, 2013

Germany’s Central Bank and the Eurozone

Germany’s Bundesbank remains an influential actor in eurozone policymaking, and its recent disagreements with the ECB raise concerns about managing the zone’s debt crisis. This Backgrounder explains.

June 29, 2016

European Union

A few thoughts, focusing on narrow issues of macroeconomic management rather than the bigger political issues. The United Kingdom has been running a sizeable current account deficit for some time …