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October 30, 2008

Monetary Policy
Fed Balance Sheet

Complementing the IMF’s $100 billion liquidity facility, the Federal Reserve has announced the establishment of swap lines with the central banks of Mexico, Brazil, South Korea, and Singapore for u…

Fed Balance Sheet

September 30, 2008

United States
Bailout Failure

Markets had their worst day since the 1987 crash following the House vote to reject Paulson’s rescue plan. The Federal Reserve and the Treasury are expected to hold things together through greater …

Bailout Failure

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Religion and Foreign Policy Program

The CFR Religion and Foreign Policy (RFP) program serves as a resource for the faith community, bringing together congregational and lay leaders, religion scholars, and representatives of faith-based organizations for conversations on religion and global affairs.

April 14, 2009

Elections and Voting
India’s Electoral Politics

As the world’s largest democracy goes to the polls, this Backgrounder looks at the laws, major players, and issues, including economic reform, caste, and religion, that have shaped India’s politics.

June 7, 2012

Defense and Security
The World Next Week: U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, U.S. House Recess, and Thomas Lubanga

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the upcoming U.S.-India strategic dialogue; the U.S. House breaking for its Flag Day recess; and the International Criminal Court’s (ICC…

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August 20, 2007

Financial Markets
Reverse engineering financial engineering

The process that turned subprime mortgages into triple AAA rated securities is, by now, pretty well known.   Rich Bookstaber (his blog is here) describes the process nicely.Here's the recipe for …

December 23, 2011

India, Pakistan, and Nuclear Confidence Building

Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar shakes hands with her Indian counterpart, Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna, before their meeting in New Delhi on July 27, 2011 (B. Mathur/Courtesy Reuters). …

Pakistani Foreign Minister Khar shakes hands with his Indian counterpart Krishna before their meeting in New Delhi on July 27, 2011 (B Mathur/Courtesy Reuters).

July 2, 2009

Financial Markets
"A more balanced economy might allow the world to live with a less perfect financial system"

Mike Dooley and Peter Garber argue (at VoxEU) that the recent crisis has nothing to do with “Bretton Woods 2” -- an international monetary system where reserve growth in the “periphery” financed defi…

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November 12, 2007

Financial Markets
What a week: a Brazilian supermodel, the Vice-Chairman of the People’s Congress and the French President all commented on the dollar

Note: This is Brad Setser, not Michael Pettis.  Mr. Pettis will be doing most of the heavy lifting for the remainder of this week as well.  Last week was rather interesting.  Gisele Bundchen was all…

February 10, 2009

Financial Markets
Toxic banks or toxic assets?

Two weeks ago, George Soros memorably framed the core choice the US now faces as a choice between buying toxic assets or taking over toxic banks. “The hard choice facing the Obama administration is …