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September 28, 2016

United States
What the 9/11 Lawsuits Bill Will Do

Congress overrode a presidential veto to enable the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts. But the law will be a thorn in U.S. foreign relations, and plaintiffs will not likely …

March 16, 2011

Disasters
Japan’s Economic Aftershocks

Despite turbulence in financial markets, Japan’s multiple disasters will likely not have a major global economic impact, and reconstruction will provide a boost to the Japanese economy in the long te…

August 16, 2007

United States
Mallaby: Ratings Agencies ’Ought to be Discredited’ by Credit Meltdown

Sebastian Mallaby, director of CFR’s Center for Geoeconomic Studies, says the skewed governing securities ratings agencies is partly to blame for stock market turmoil.

May 10, 2012

Financial Markets
The Coming Eurozone Austerity Battle

New electoral currents in Europe are threatening the German-backed fiscal responsibility pact and sparking fresh fears of debt contagion, says CFR’s Sebastian Mallaby.

February 5, 2010

Economic Crises
The Sovereign Debt Dilemma

Markets’ reaction to the sovereign debt crisis in Greece and other European countries suggests global governments "have used up all their ammunition to boost global growth," and could be punished by …

April 3, 2009

Economic Crises
G-20 Summit Deal is Potential ’Turning Point’

CFR’s Sebastian Mallaby says the G-20 summit could mark the beginnings of a profound shift in global financial regulation. But he says challenges lurk in the way the IMF is funded and how it monitors…

June 3, 2016

Israel
Too Soon to Rekindle Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process?

Domestic pressures facing Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Abbas mean France’s bid to reboot Israeli-Palestinian negotiations will likely be a nonstarter, says CFR’s Robert Danin. 

September 17, 2015

Vatican City
The Pope’s Soft-Power Push

Pope Francis will use his upcoming high-level visits to the U.S. and UN to press the concerns of the poor and marginalized, says expert Kenneth Himes.

September 1, 2015

China
Gauging the Fallout From the Chinese Market Shock

Beyond China’s market upheaval is a country struggling with how to relax state control over the economy amid a slowdown that has global implications, writes CFR’s Robert Kahn.

March 17, 2015

China
A Bank Too Far?

The China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank seeks to address a critical infrastructure gap in the region, but it is also a challenge to the existing global economic order, says CFR’s Robert…