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October 7, 2006

Financial Markets
Italian (oil) realism

Paolo Scaroni (interviewed by Jad Mouawad in the New York Times) points out that if Americans continue to drive SUVs with oil at $60 a barrel, oil isn't all that high.  Scaroni heads an oil compa…

November 19, 2007

United States
Global Issues in Campaign '08: Prosperity or Protectionism?: Jobs, Trade, and American Votes

Watch experts discuss globalization fears and the U.S. presidential elections as part of the Global Issues in Campaign '08 series, cosponsored by CFR.org, Economist, and NYU's Stern School of Busines…

March 15, 2007

United States
Capital inflows to the US resumed in January …

That shouldn't be a total surprise.  You cannot run a $850-860b current account deficit for long if you cannot borrow from the world.   December's roughly $15b net outflows simply wasn't …

November 10, 2009

Climate Change
Countdown to Copenhagen Symposium: Session 1: Copenhagen in a Global Context

Watch experts and policymakers place the climate change negotiations at Copenhagen within a global context. This session was part of a CFR symposium, Countdown to Copenhagen: What's Next for Clima…

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.

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.

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…

July 12, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Understanding Sudan

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (L) and Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir walk at Juba airport July 9, 2011. (STR New/Courtesy Reuters) I recently received a request for some readin…

Understanding Sudan

September 1, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The World Next Week: What Next for Libya?

Anti-Qaddafi fighters sit on a missile in Burkan air defense military base on September 1, 2011. (Goran Tomasevic/courtesy Reuters) The World Next Week podcast is up. Stewart Patrick and Bob McMahon…

Anti-Gaddafi fighters sit on an SA-5 SAM missile in Burkan air defense military base, which was destroyed by a NATO air strike, September 1, 2011. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

August 23, 2011

Defense and Security
Is Qaddafi’s Exit Obama’s Vindication?

Libyans celebrate in Benghazi on August 23, 2011 after rebel fighters entered Tripoli. The poster features images of U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Fren…

Libyans celebrate near the court house in Benghazi August 23, 2011 after rebel fighters entered Tripoli. The poster below displays images of U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice, British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and U.S. President Barack Obama (L-R). REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori (LIBYA - Tags: POLITICS)