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September 16, 2008

Financial Markets
Lehman v Argentina

I am guilty of instinctively comparing large defaults to the Argentina’s default. That is the largest default that I know well. And Lehman qualifies as a large default. John Jansen reports one …

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.

A street sign for Wall Street is seen outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City.

September 13, 2013

Global
Reflecting on Lehman’s Global Legacy

Experts from the United States, Europe, and the Middle East reflect on the impact and legacy of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy five years ago.

September 13, 2018

North Korea
The Two Koreas Hold a Summit, and a Look Back at the Lehman Collapse

The two Koreas hold a summit in Pyongyang, ten years pass since the epic Lehman Brothers collapse, and Hurricane Florence threatens massive damage in the southeastern United States.

Podcast South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shake hands at inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, April 27, 2018.

August 20, 2019

International Organizations
The G7 and the Future of Multilateralism

The Group of Seven serves as a forum to coordinate global policy, but the Trump administration has provoked questions about the group’s cohesion and relevance.

G7 leaders meet in Sicily

December 27, 2018

United States
Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2018

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2018 who through…

President George H.W. Bush greets troops in Saudi Arabia during a 1990 Thanksgiving visit.

November 20, 2018

United States
The Fed Is Tightening More Than It Realizes

Before the 2008 collapse of Lehman Brothers, the Fed’s balance sheet stood at $925 billion—mostly U.S. Treasury securities. After 59 months of asset purchases to push down longer-term interest ra…

The Fed Is Tightening More Than It Realizes

November 14, 2018

Financial Markets
Is There a Financial Time Bomb in Sight?

If an expert committee makes the wrong call on Thursday, there is a disquieting possibility that the cliff may be in sight.

A store closing sale sign is posted next to a Sears logo in New Hyde Park, New York.

September 18, 2018

United States
U.S. Housing-Market Trends Suggest Recession Around Election Time, 2020

Ten years ago, in September 2008, plunging home prices pushed Lehman Brothers into bankruptcy, fueling a financial crisis that sent the United States, and much of the world, into a deep recession…

U.S. Housing-Market Trends Suggest Recession Around Election Time, 2020

September 12, 2013

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The World Next Week: Washington and Moscow Spar on Syria, Oslo Accords Twenty Years On, Lehman Brothers Collapse Five Years Later

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the continuing crisis in Syria, the twentieth anniversary of the Oslo Accords, and the state of the economy five years after the Lehman …

Russian president Vladimir Putin walks past U.S. president Barack Obama during a group photo at the G20 summit in St. Petersburg (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters).