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October 25, 2011

Israel
Israel

Overview Over the decades, American leaders have primarily explained the foundations of the U.S.-Israel relationship by properly citing shared democratic values and the moral responsibility Americ…

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October 31, 2011

China
Renminbi Internationalization and China's Financial Development Model

Overview Internationalization was a spontaneous outcome of the marketplace for the rest of the world’s major currencies, but China is breaking with history by making it official policy to steer th…

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January 24, 2012

Iran
Managing Oil Market Disruption in a Confrontation with Iran

Overview Confrontation with Iran over its nuclear program has prompted worries that escalation could lead to massive oil market disruptions. In this Energy Brief, Robert McNally outlines several s…

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June 6, 2013

Europe and Eurasia
Global Economics Monthly: June 2013

Bottom Line: Eurozone countries that need to ease fiscal policy cannot afford to take on more debt, while those that have the capacity to stimulate their economies do not want to. Advocates of aus…

July 1, 2013

Greece
Global Economics Monthly: July 2013

Bottom Line: Recognizing that the recent debt restructuring was insufficient to restore Greece's creditworthiness, the IMF will likely toughen conditions for lending to countries with unsustainable d…

August 5, 2013

China
Global Economics Monthly: August 2013

Bottom Line: Growth is slowing in China, which could constrain the pace of rebalancing and policy reform. China's long-term growth could disappoint markets. If you are an English football fan, you…

September 3, 2013

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Global Economics Monthly: September 2013

Bottom Line: There's a strong consensus that this fall's fiscal showdown will result in a compromise agreement, but a deal may be harder to get than markets anticipate. Have pity on the U.S. fisca…

October 7, 2013

Capital Flows
Global Economics Monthly: October 2013

Bottom Line: In the face of uncertain capital flows, an international network of swap lines would help to ensure adequate liquidity and act as a significant enhancement of the global financial safety…

November 4, 2013

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Global Economics Monthly: November 2013

Bottom Line: The October U.S. budget agreement provides a short respite, with a new spending showdown likely in January. Although the debt limit extension may last until the summer, the costs of our …

December 6, 2013

Japan
Global Economics Monthly: December 2013

Bottom Line: Abenomics had an impressive start, but the structural reform agenda has bogged down, raising questions about whether macro policies alone can float the Japanese economy. Against the back…