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May 29, 2020

Election 2020
Banning Covert Foreign Election Interference

The United States is one of the countries that is most susceptible to foreign election interference. To safeguard the U.S. elections in November, Robert K. Knake argues that the United States and oth…

President Donald J. Trump holds up an executive order in front of a crowd at the White House.

June 30, 2009

Economic Crises
Gross or Net International Financial Flows

Overview Many analysts, including Chairman Ben Bernanke of the Federal Reserve, have argued that global imbalances are an important causal factor of the global financial crisis. But it is not the …

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October 1, 2019

Human Trafficking
The Security Implications of Human Trafficking

Human trafficking can fuel conflict, drive displacement, and undercut the ability of institutions to promote stability. The United States should reduce human trafficking in conflict and terrorism-affected contexts while promoting peace and stability.

A woman waits for her taxi at a market that was attacked last year by Boko Haram Islamists, in Mubi, Nigeria, on February 15, 2019, the eve of the country’s presidential election.

June 26, 2018

Monetary Policy
Global Monetary Policy Divergence and the Reemergence of Global Imbalances

To minimize the risk of greater global imbalances, U.S. policymakers should rethink U.S. fiscal policy and focus on the transatlantic imbalances, not the bilateral trade deficit with China.

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August 3, 2017

Southeast Asia
Southeast Asian Perspectives on U.S.–China Competition

Southeast Asians inhabit a region increasingly shaped by competition between the United States and China. This report highlights the perspectives of leading scholars of international affairs from Southeast Asia on important issues facing the region.

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago state in Florida, on April 6, 2017. (Carlos Barria/Reuters)

October 3, 2017

Sexual Violence
Countering Sexual Violence in Conflict

Sexual violence in conflict is not simply a gross violation of human rights—it is also a security challenge. It fuels displacement, weakens governance, and destabilizes communities, imperiling long-term stability.

A Rohingya refugee woman walks on a muddy path as she carries a child at the Kutupalang Makeshift Refugee Camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

April 27, 2017

Global
Global Economics Monthly May 2017

Bottom Line: British Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to seek early elections comes as the economic costs of Brexit are becoming more apparent. While the removal of electoral uncertainty may be …

March 24, 2017

Brazil
What U.S. Policymakers Can Learn From Brazil’s Anticorruption Gains

Brazil's path holds important lessons for how U.S. policymakers might assist other countries in their fight against corruption.

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December 2, 2016

Financial Markets
Global Economics Monthly: December 2016

Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn writes that financial markets rallied following the U.S. election, on hopes that President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s fiscal stimulus and deregulation initiatives would spur corporate profits and growth. Perhaps so, but a strong case could be made for the opposite: that Trump’s economic agenda will prove disruptive to trade and growth, face growing headwinds in Congress, and exert a contractionary impact on the U.S. economy.

September 12, 2016

G20 (Group of Twenty)
Global Economics Monthly: September 2016

Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn argues that at the Group of Twenty (G20) Summit in Hangzhou, China, leaders called for governments to do more to support growth, but offered little in the way of new measures. Quietly, and away from the G20 spotlight, fiscal policy is becoming more expansionary, but current policies are unlikely to provide a meaningful boost to growth or soothe rising populist pressures.