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May 10, 2011

Development
The Next Convergence

A succinct description of how the recent period of growth in developing countries is leading to a convergence with the advanced countries, or developed world.

May 31, 2011

Development
Michael Spence Looks at the Future of Global Economic Growth

Michael Spence explores a convergence between "two parallel and interacting revolutions: the continuation of the Industrial Revolution in the advanced countries, and the sudden and dramatic spread…

March 12, 2012

United States
The Multilateral View

The President of the World Bank, Robert B. Zoellick, addresses the CFR's Council of Councils inaugural conference. The Council of Councils is an international initiative designed to connect leading …

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March 12, 2012

United States
The Multilateral View

RICHARD N. HAASS: Well, good afternoon and welcome to today's lunch program of this first ever -- but we hope first of many -- gathering of the Council of Councils, as we are calling it. Just a coup…

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April 17, 2012

China
China’s Leadership Shift in Disarray

Politician Bo Xilai’s sudden fall from grace unmasks long-discussed corruption within the political ranks and undermines a smooth leadership transition for the Communist Party, says CFR’s Elizabeth E…

February 27, 2012

China
Chinese Politics—Intrigue and Ideas

Chinese politics is fun again. The Palace—or Zhongnanhai in this case—hasn’t been rife with this much intrigue since Mao Zedong’s time. The apparent attempted defection and subsequent flight to Beiji…

A paramilitary policeman stands guard at the Xinhua Gate of the Zhongnanhai leadership compound in Central Beijing on December 27, 2010.

November 1, 2012

Climate Change
How Likely Was Hurricane Sandy?

As the public debate over Hurricane Sandy turns in part from the immediate impacts of the storm to its possible links to climate change, a new theme is emerging: Sandy is not just part of a new norma…

How Likely Was Hurricane Sandy?

January 14, 2010

Development
Stimulus in a Volatile Financial World

Watch Justin Yifu Lin, chief economist and senior vice president at the World Bank, discuss how stimulus measures may be applied to boost global demand, taking into account the challenges such effort…

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January 14, 2010

Development
Stimulus in a Volatile Financial World

Is the current focus on global imbalances the right framework for recovery? Please join Justin Yifu Lin to discuss how stimulus measures may be applied to boost global demand, taking into account the…

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February 28, 2011

Economic Crises
Global Solutions for the Global Economic Crisis

Today's global recovery is muted, partly due to low capacity utilization in the capital goods sector of high-income countries coupled with stubborn unemployment. Infrastructure gaps in high-income co…

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