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December 4, 2014

China
Alisha Sud: China’s Investments in Brazil Spark Public Concern

Alisha Sud is an intern for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. In October, Baidu, China’s top search engine, bought Peixe Urbano, Brazil’s largest internet marketplace for local comme…

China's President Xi Jinping (L) and Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff attend the official photo session for the meeting of China and CELAC at Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia July 17, 2014. Brazil hosts the meeting of China and Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC). REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS)

July 12, 2007

United States
The Shifting Capital of Capital

New York remains a global heavyweight in financial services, but markets in London and East Asia are gaining strength and posing a serious challenge to the Big Apple.

October 6, 2008

Middle East and North Africa
Council Announces New Chair in Middle East and Africa Studies

Eni S.p.A. has made a $5 million commitment to establish a permanently endowed chair in Middle East and Africa Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). This chair has been named in honor of…

March 26, 2014

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Hello (Ciao), Matteo Renzi: Prime Minister of Italy

When President Barack Obama stops in Rome tomorrow he will be meeting with a politician who can match his own meteoric rise to power: Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi. Last month the thirty-nine-y…

Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi arrives to lead a news conference at Chigi palace in Rome. (Remo Casilli/Courtesy Reuters)

October 7, 2013

United States
The Future of Energy

Experts discuss the future of energy, as part of CFR's CEO Speaker Series.

October 7, 2013

United States
The Future of Energy

Experts discuss the future of energy, as part of CFR's CEO Speaker Series.

May 12, 2006

Bolivia
Bolivia’s Nationalization of Oil and Gas

In a region seen as turning leftward, forging alliances would seem a natural course of events. But Bolivian President Evo Morales’ decision to nationalize the oil and gas industry is exposing tension…

June 23, 2011

Political Movements
Eni Enrico Mattei Chair in Middle East and Africa Studies: The Arab Uprisings: Initial Observations

  The Eni Enrico Mattei Chair in Middle East and Africa Studies was established in 2009 through a generous gift from Eni and was named in honor of Eni's founder, Enrico Mattei, who played a signific…

June 23, 2011

Political Movements
The Arab Uprisings: Initial Observations

CFR's Robert Danin details the causes that sparked the Arab Spring and projects what the outcome from these uprisings may be.

October 19, 2009

Economic Crises
Gauging the Dollar Decline

CFR’s Benn Steil says the dollar’s continuing decline could result in higher prices for major imports like energy and, in a worst-case scenario, might lead to higher inflation and interest rates.