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June 14, 2010

Energy and Climate Policy
Energy Security

Overview What is energy security? On April 12–13, the Council on Foreign Relations convened academics, policymakers, and industry experts to assess the security implications of the way the world p…

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November 6, 2014

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Global Economics Monthly: November 2014

Bottom Line: The European Central Bank's (ECB) recent asset-quality review (AQR) and stress test of eurozone banks was an important step. But restarting growth requires stronger macro policies if Eur…

February 17, 2011

Iran
Limiting Iranian Nuclear Activities

Overview How much Iranian nuclear capability is too much? The simplest answer is that any amount is unacceptable. But it is far from clear that zero enrichment is a realistic goal. To help illumin…

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February 6, 2015

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Global Economics Monthly: February 2015

Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn argues that with sovereign debt woes in Greece and Ukraine testing markets and governments, now might be the time for policymakers to rethink the architecture for resolving debt crises.

March 3, 2015

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Global Economics Monthly: March 2015

Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn argues that while new collective action clauses are a step forward in dealing with sovereign debt crises, countries must work to change old debt that lacks the clauses to the new standard as quickly as possible.

April 6, 2015

Digital Policy
Promoting Norms for Cyberspace

The United States defined its preferred cyberspace norms—Internet openness, security, liberty, free speech, and with minimal government oversight and surveillance—in its 2011 International Strategy f…

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February 6, 2013

Fossil Fuels
Using Oil Taxes to Improve Fiscal Reform

Overview Economists have long argued that taxing oil consumption would be the most efficient way to address U.S. vulnerability to overpriced and unreliable oil supplies. Yet energy taxes are a thi…

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May 5, 2015

Monetary Policy
Global Economics Monthly: May 2015

Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn argues that it is time for central banks to debate whether a higher inflation target would improve the operation of monetary policy.

May 13, 2015

Global Governance
2015 Report Card on International Cooperation

Overview As countries around the world struggle to combat major global challenges from terrorism to climate change, a Council of Councils Report Card on International Cooperation finds that multil…

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May 8, 2013

United States
Resilient American Values

Overview Despite an extended period of economic difficulty, Pew Research Center pollsters Andrew Kohut and Michael Dimock show that Americans' core values and beliefs about economic opportunity, a…

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