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May 16, 2022

Japan
Japan Turns Its Attention to Economic Security

Japan's Economic Security Legislation has been passed.

Japan’s flag at a steel plant at Keihin industrial zone. Panasonic Corp's lithium-ion batteries displayed at the Panasonic Center. Japan's flag in front of a commercial construction site. Mock of lithium-ion battery displayed at Asahi Kasei Corporation.

September 10, 2021

Noncommunicable Diseases
Noncommunicable Diseases Kill Slowly in Normal Times and Quickly in COVID-19 Times

Why addressing chronic diseases is crucial for future pandemic preparedness

Marcelo Louzada stands in a blue room, holding his cell phone, which features a photo of his brother Valdemar Louzada, thirty-eight, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Valdemar suffered from obesity and died from COVID-19 in May 2020.

March 3, 2021

COVID-19
A Global Shot in the Arm, With Anthony Fauci

Successful vaccine rollouts in the United States and other wealthy nations have made many people hopeful that the end of the COVID-19 pandemic is in sight. But the majority of the world’s population …

Podcast A hand holds a vial of the COVID-19 vaccine

July 19, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
New CSIS Reports on Africa

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni speaks at the presentation of the Government Budget for the year 2011/2012 at the Serena conference center in the capital Kampala, June 8, 2011. (Edward Echwalu…

New CSIS Reports on Africa

October 29, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
South African Candidate to Head World Soccer?

Tokyo Sexwale, ex-freedom fighter, ex-Robben Island inmate, ex-premier, ex-cabinet minister, and multi-millionaire businessman has confirmed that he is a candidate for the presidency of the scandal-r…

FIFA Sexwale

March 8, 2009

Financial Markets
The shadow financial system – as illustrated in three new papers that cut through the London fog

Gordon Brown wants to shine a bit more light on the shadow financial system (hat tip IPEZone). One plank of his G-20 action plan is: "reform of international regulation to close regulatory gaps so …

March 8, 2006

Emerging Markets
The market concludes (many) risks do not exist. And then it reevaluates.

I was going to write about how the markets have concluded that risk does not exist.After all, early last week, the market thought that dollar bonds issued by emerging economies were not that much mor…

August 6, 2007

Monetary Policy
The housing market shouldn’t bank on a PBoC put …

Yes, Virginia, seeking higher dollar returns to offset the dollar’s depreciation does mean taking on more risk.  And Steve Schwarzman wasn’t going to underprice his IPO just because China underpriced…

April 21, 2015

United States
The Difference Women Make on the Battlefield

CFR Senior Fellow Gayle Tzemach Lemmon introduces her new book, Ashley's War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield.

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