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October 1, 2008

United States
The U.S. Financial Regulatory System

A look at the current U.S. financial regulatory framework, delineating the different agencies tasked with monitoring U.S. financial institutions and their respective roles.

March 12, 2009

Economic Crises
G-20 Policy Priorities

April’s G-20 summit has been billed as a forum for producing a "global New Deal." Experts say policymakers should focus on stopping financial turmoil before tackling long-term regulatory reforms.

July 12, 2007

United States
The Shifting Capital of Capital

New York remains a global heavyweight in financial services, but markets in London and East Asia are gaining strength and posing a serious challenge to the Big Apple.

March 24, 2009

Economic Crises
Primer: The Financial Stability Plan

A brief look at how the U.S. government plans to use taxpayer funds and other incentives to cleanse the balance sheets of banks and revitalize credit markets.

April 1, 2009

International Organizations
Twenty Agendas at G-20

A short summary of each of the G-20 member’s objectives for the April summit in London.

February 18, 2009

Economic Crises
The U.S. Economic Stimulus Plan

President Obama has signed one of the largest rescue packages since the Great Depression to revive the U.S. economy. Economists warn of the need to keep spending targeted, timely, and temporary.

January 28, 2009

Global
Sovereign Wealth Funds

A primer on government funds charged with investing currency reserves for profit.

June 2, 2008

Middle East and North Africa
China-Gulf Economic Relations

Trade between China and the Gulf Cooperation Council has spiked in recent years, with potentially broad economic and geopolitical consequences.

March 11, 2008

Afghanistan
Iraq, Afghanistan, and the U.S. Economy

Estimates of the total long-term economic costs of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars vary wildly and remain hotly disputed among experts.

February 22, 2008

Trade
The Doha Trade Talks

A profile of the Doha round of World Trade Organization multilateral trade talks.