December 22, 2005
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IntroductionDefining a year just past is often a matter of perspective. Sometimes it’s self-evident: 1989 saw communism fall in Europe, 2001 saw terrorism arrive in …
January 31, 2006
Two decades ago, the United States was the world’s largest creditor; now it’s the world’s largest debtor. As Ben Bernanke assumes the post of Federal Reserve chairman, succeeding Alan Greenspan, opin…
February 12, 2007
Backgrounder: Economists say Iran’s mismanaged energy sector and falling oil prices could have consequences for its economy.
April 11, 2007
President Bush, in his January 31, 2006, State of the Union address, proposed an Advanced Energy Initiative to reduce American dependency on foreign energy sources. The following is a summary of U.S…
October 18, 2007
Political volatility among the world’s leading oil producers suggests deeper causes for recent price spikes.
While some experts fault demand increases for record-high oil prices, others say production and market issues reflect price hikes are more complicated.
April 1, 2009
A short summary of each of the G-20 member’s objectives for the April summit in London.
March 24, 2009
A brief look at how the U.S. government plans to use taxpayer funds and other incentives to cleanse the balance sheets of banks and revitalize credit markets.
December 21, 2009
Loss of forests is a major contributor to greenhouse-gas emissions. Plans to devise a policy tool for using trees for carbon dioxide sequestration are now under way.
February 9, 2010
Peru has avoided the development problems seen in other extraction-dependent economies, but experts say the country faces governance hurdles, especially on the environment.