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April 7, 2017

Financial Markets
CFR Sovereign Risk Tracker

The CFR Sovereign Risk Tracker can be used to gauge the vulnerability of emerging markets to default on external debt. 

June 9, 2010

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
How Dangerous Is U.S. Government Debt?

Overview The dollar's status as the world's reserve currency has become a facet of U.S. power, allowing the United States to borrow effortlessly and sustain an assertive foreign policy. But the ca…

January 1, 2009

Fossil Fuels
GCC Sovereign Funds

Overview For several years, high oil prices enabled the Gulf Cooperation Council countries to add large sums to their state coffers. Falling oil prices imply that some Gulf countries may need to d…

February 1, 2016

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Balance Owed: Federal Debt and Deficits

The U.S. government faces an unsustainable long-term debt trajectory. This Progress Report and Scorecard outlines the factors affecting federal debt and suggests options for policymakers to address the impending crisis.

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.

June 11, 2018

International Organizations
Council of Councils Seventh Annual Conference

Participants discussed how Donald J. Trump’s repudiation of multilateral cooperation undercuts the world’s ability to alleviate transnational challenges, even if other countries step up to fill the v…

May 21, 2018

Trade
Global Imbalances Tracker

The CFR Global Imbalances Tracker can be used to gauge, through time, the vulnerability of individual countries and the global economy to the buildup of imbalances in the current account.

May 23, 2018

Southeast Asia
The U.S.-Southeast Asia Relationship: Responding to China’s Rise

The United States’ strategic and economic relationships with Southeast Asia are deteriorating fast and may be seriously diminished by 2030. However, the United States can take several measures to bolster its strategic and economic ties with Southeast Asia to counter China's rise in the region.

December 26, 2017

Global Governance
Council of Councils Tenth Regional Conference

Sessions were held on how to revitalize the Bretton Woods institutions, strengthen liberal democracy, combat transnational organized crime and corruption, and mitigate the humanitarian and political crises in Venezuela.

February 6, 2015

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Global Economics Monthly: February 2015

Steven A. Tananbaum Senior Fellow for International Economics Robert Kahn argues that with sovereign debt woes in Greece and Ukraine testing markets and governments, now might be the time for policymakers to rethink the architecture for resolving debt crises.