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May 14, 2013

Mexico
Mexico

In this chapter preview from Pathways to Freedom: Political and Economic Lessons From Democratic Transitions, Shannon O’Neil charts the gradual decline of Mexico’s "perfect dictatorship" and its repl…

February 1, 2012

Myanmar
How Myanmar Changed and What It Means

Myanmar’s sudden transition from repressive pariah to potential democracy should be viewed through the lens of a military alarmed by people power revolts and by the country’s increasingly shaky econo…

March 18, 2011

Japan
Lessons for Japan in 2004 Tsunami

Japan bears only some resemblance to the Asian countries ravaged by the 2004 tsunami, but their recovery experiences could provide valuable insights to leaders in Tokyo, writes CFR’s Joshua Kurlantzi…

September 11, 2015

Global
Is Universal Health Care an Attainable Goal?

The latest UN development initiative calls for achieving universal health coverage by 2030, a goal widely supported in the global health community but one that is possibly too ambitious, writes CFR’s…

November 13, 2009

China
The U.S.-China Economic Relationship: Separating Facts from Myths

China’s breathtaking economic growth and massive imbalances with the United States have given rise to some myths about the nature of the two powers’ relationship that can impede sound policymaking, w…

November 12, 2008

Economic Crises
In China, Stimulus and Questions about Global Financial Governance

CFR’s Elizabeth Economy and Adam Segal write that Chinese leadership in resolving the financial crisis is likely to be constrained.

November 6, 2012

United States
Confronting the Fiscal Cliff

Policymakers must act swiftly post-election to approve a viable fiscal plan or trigger market volatility and severe damage to the U.S. economy, writes CFR’s Robert Kahn.

August 2, 2012

Mali
Addressing an Imploding Mali

Weak governance and radical jihadists are at the heart of Mali’s crisis, says CFR’s John Campbell, who cautions that any intervention should focus on humanitarian aid and diplomacy, not the security …

November 25, 2008

Economic Crises
Africa Dodges the Financial Bullet, but Recession Is Another Matter

CFR’s J. Anthony Holmes writes that the global economic decline will slow the pace of both foreign direct and portfolio investment in Africa.

November 10, 2010

Global Governance
The G20 Summit’s Lost Focus

The Fed’s decision to resume quantitative easing will likely shift the focus of the G20 summit and make it harder to settle currency-policy disputes that could derail recovery of the world economy, w…