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February 3, 2020

Australia
Morrison Struggles Amidst His Bushfire Response

Daniel Flitton is the editor of The Interpreter, a digital magazine published daily by the Lowy Institute in Sydney. When political dramas unfold in real life, they never seem to feature that one …

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is seen visiting a fire-damaged property on Stokes Bay on Kangaroo Island, southwest of Adelaide, Australia, on January 8, 2020.

September 20, 2018

International Finance
Three Sudden Stops and a Surge

Reflections on the Global Financial Crisis, through the lens of the U.S. balance of payments.

Three Sudden Stops and a Surge

September 14, 2017

North Korea
Russia and the North Korean Nuclear Challenge

North Korea’s sixth nuclear test on September 3, 2017, generated reports of tremors being felt as far away as Changchun, China, over 400 miles from the Punggye-ri test site. Although it stands to rea…

Russia and the North Korean Nuclear Challenge

May 31, 2017

United States
A Bipartisan Twenty-First Century New Deal

The challenge of how to help those left behind by rapid economic change—whether caused by technology or global competition—has moved to the center of the U.S. national debate in a way it has not been…

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April 7, 2017

World Health Organization (WHO)
Silent Suffering: Mental Health as a Global Health Priority

Coauthored with Ryan Fedasiuk, intern in the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Today is World Health Day. Originally created to mark the…

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November 15, 2013

Trade
The High Stakes in Regional Trade Talks

International trade negotiations are at a crucial stage. The multilateral front, with the World Trade Organization (WTO) at its center, is facing a foundational crisis. In a new expert brief, The Hig…

European Union chief negotiator Ignacio Garcia Bercero (left) and U.S. chief negotiator Dan Mullaney (right) address a joint news conference during the second round of EU-US trade negotiations for Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership in Brussels November 15, 2013 (Francois Lenoir/Courtesy Reuters).

December 14, 2014

Israel
The Scholars Who Ban Disagreement

Here’s a thought: when American scholars disagree with foreign officials, they should join together to try and ban those officials from entering the United States or any country in the European Union…

November 28, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
New From CFR: John Campbell on Africa’s Outlook

Yesterday on his blog, CFR senior fellow John Campbell reviewed a piece by Simon Freemantle of Standard Bank Research on “whether the Africa glass is half full or half empty.” As Campbell writes: I …

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April 2, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Export-Import Bank Chairman Argues for Renewal

The charter of the U.S. Export-Import Bank (“Ex-Im”) set to expire on May 31. Congress is considering renewing the charter, but debate remains over the renewal period and Ex-Im’s loan limit. Fred Hoc…

Boeing 787 Dreamliners being manufactured in Everett, Washington for Air India; Boeing is the largest recipient of Ex-Im financing.  (Anthony Bolante/Courtesy Reuters)

April 27, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
How to Understand Our Policy in Syria

The last few days have produced a series of important quotations regarding Obama foreign policy. The final line in Ryan Lizza’s New Yorker article on Obama is tops: “One of his advisers described th…