April 2, 2010
Nearly two decades after the fall of the Soviet Union, the character of Russia, its principal successor state, remains unresolved. So, too, does the character of Russia's relationship wit…
February 1, 2009
This January brought a stark reminder of the perils of European dependence on Russian natural gas. A cutoff of supplies connected in part to a pricing dispute between Russia and Ukraine, …
May 7, 2009
Rhetoric in Washington often focuses on areas where energy security and climate change, two increasingly prominent elements of U.S. domestic and foreign policy, align. Many important deci…
March 4, 2009
As the economic crisis has spread from financial markets to real economies in countries around the world, governments have understandably focused on short-term measures to contain the dam…
March 12, 2009
A new report from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Lessons of the Financial Crisis, calls for major economic reforms, both to avoid fueling excessive corporate and individual borro…
September 2, 2008
In 2000 the Council on Foreign Relations established the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies to examine issues at the intersection of global politics and economics. Few is…
June 11, 2008
Foreign investment has been a principal engine of global economic growth in recent years.
Foreign investment, though, is not immune to the sort of resistance that we are seeing wi…
November 26, 2007
Climate change presents a serious threat to the security and prosperity of the United States and other countries.
Recent actions and statements by members of Congress, members of the U…
May 7, 2007
The International Monetary Fund’s purpose and scope of work have changed dramatically since its founding after World War II.
Whereas at first the Fund aimed to maintain monetary and ex…
June 22, 2007
The openness of the United States to trade and technological innovation, as well as the flexibility of its labor market, has fueled impressive growth.
In such an economy, workers are…