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September 27, 2012

Italy
Mario Monti on Challenges for the Euro and the Future of European Integration

Italian prime minister Mario Monti discusses his tenure in office and his country's participation in the eurozone. The C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics is presented by the Cor…

November 24, 2015

Europe and Eurasia
How Low Can Mario Go?

In September 2014 the European Central Bank lowered its deposit rate to an all-time low of -0.2 percent, after which ECB President Mario Draghi declared that rates were “now at the lower bound.” W…

How Low Can Mario Go?

February 23, 2005

United States
Monty Python takes on Asian reserve accumulation

This is too good for me not to link to it.Billmon has reduced the Roubini-Setser critique of Bretton Woods 2 down to its essential elements.The Lex column in the Financial Times covers similar ground…

October 3, 2019

Eurozone
The Role of the European Central Bank

As Europe has weathered a succession of economic crises, the European Central Bank has responded with an aggressive set of monetary policies that have redefined the bank’s original mandate.

Workers repair the euro sign in front of ECB headquarters

August 20, 2019

United States
Back-to-School Reading Special

Every year CFR.org editor Bob McMahon and I record a summer reading episode of CFR’s “The World Next Week” podcast. We usually do it in June as we entertain visions of leisurely summer days yet to co…

Books

August 6, 2019

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
The Domestic U.S. Terror Threat: What to Know

The latest mass shootings have prompted calls for more vigorous action by U.S. counterterrorism authorities, but the target is elusive.

June 27, 2019

European Union
How Does the European Union Work?

The EU’s authority has steadily expanded as its members have passed more and more decision-making power to the union. How do its institutions work?

Members of the European Parliament during a voting session.

February 8, 2013

Politics and Government
The World Next Week: Obama Gives the State of the Union Address, Mario Draghi Visits Spain, and Bahrain’s Monarchy Talks to the Opposition

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed President Obama’s State of the Union address, European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi’s speech to the Spanish parliament, and…

President Barack Obama delivers the 2012 State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters).

January 14, 2019

United States
Guns, Tech, and Steel: The Wall Debate and Digital Technologies in Border Security

The president's push to "build the wall" fails to grasp the role of modern technology in policing U.S. borders.

U.S. President Donald Trump puts his hand on a drone aircraft used to patrol the border at U.S. Customs and Border Patrol facility in Yuma, Arizona, U.S., August 22, 2017.

October 28, 2008

Conflict Prevention
Fragility, Instability, and the Failure of States

Overview This Center for Preventive Action Working Paper surveys existing approaches to assessing state fragility and failure within the context of development, conflict, and governance. It examin…

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