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September 14, 2018

Financial Markets
The Dangerous Myth We Still Believe About the Lehman Brothers Bust

The new consensus about the cause of the 2008 financial crisis is seductive — and misleading. Sebastian Mallaby presents an alternative opinion.

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Annual Report

The 2019 Annual Report from the Council on Foreign Relations provides a review of the year's meetings, outreach, publications, and events. It also includes highlights from the Corporate Program, Council of Councils, CFR Campus, and Independent Task Force Program.

June 25, 2018

United States
Is the Fall in Foreign Treasury Holdings a Trump Dump?

“In the age of Trump,” warned a Bloomberg op-ed last year, “America’s biggest foreign creditors are suddenly having second thoughts about financing the U.S. government.” Today, with Trump piling …

Is the Fall in Foreign Treasury Holdings a Trump Dump?

June 18, 2019

Economics
World Economic Update

The World Economic Update highlights the quarter’s most important and emerging trends. Discussions cover changes in the global marketplace with special emphasis on current economic events and their i…

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June 12, 2019

Women and Women's Rights
Women Revolutionizing Blockchain: Cryptocurrencies for Change

Will cryptocurrencies radically alter the world's financial institutions? If so, will women help redesign them and will their needs as economic actors be taken into account? Amber Baldet, cofounder a…

Podcast A man stands near an advertisement of a cryptocurrency exchange in Tokyo, Japan.

May 21, 2019

U.S. Congress
A Conversation with Senator Chris Van Hollen: Can a Polarized Congress Check President Trump?

Senator Chris Van Hollen discusses the successes and failures of bipartisan efforts in Congress to check President Trump on crucial foreign policy issues, including Russia, North Korea, China, and Tu…

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March 28, 2019

Security Alliances
The Illiberal Turn: Shifting Geopolitical Alignments

Charles A. Kupchan, Barry R. Posen, Kori Schake, and Daniel W. Drezner discuss the illiberal turn and shifting geopolitical alignments as part of CFR's lunch event at the 2019 International Studies Association Annual Convention.

Podcast The Illiberal Turn: Shifting Geopolitical Alignments

May 5, 2014

China
China's RMB Fairly Valued, Euro Overvalued, According to Our Geo-Graphics iPad mini Index

The “law of one price” holds that identical goods should trade for the same price in an efficient market. To what extent does it hold internationally? The Economist magazine’s famous Big Mac Inde…

China's RMB Fairly Valued, Euro Overvalued, According to Our Geo-Graphics iPad mini Index

June 27, 2013

China
The New Geo-Graphics iPad Mini Index Should Calm Talk of Currency Wars

The “law of one price” holds that identical goods should trade for the same price in an efficient market.  To what extent does it hold internationally? The Economist magazine’s famous Big Mac Ind…

The New Geo-Graphics iPad Mini Index Should Calm Talk of Currency Wars

June 12, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: United States Falling Short on Basel III

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision found weaknesses in implementations of Basel III (Bloomberg). Its report to the G20 leaders—who will meet next week in Mexico—described weaknesses in implem…

World leaders reaffirmed their pledge to implement Basel III during the G20 Summit in Cannes, France in November 2011 (Philippe Wojazer/Courtesy Reuters).