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December 14, 2022

Japan
Financing Japan’s Defense Leap

Prime Minister Kishida's strategic review will be announced this week.

PM Kishida, in a dark suit, walks facing the camera between two rows of saluting soldiers.

November 4, 2022

Venezuela
Do U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela Work?

Given Venezuela’s urgent humanitarian needs and the global energy crunch, Washington is considering easing sanctions on Caracas in exchange for democratic reforms.

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The Emergence of Alternative Financial Infrastructures and the Future of the Global Financial and Monetary System

The contest for financial dominance and currency supremacy have become the frontline of great power competition. An indispensable aspect of U.S. global leadership is the unmatched competitiveness of …

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Sovereign Funds and Financial Statecraft

Sovereign funds are no longer the exclusive luxury of commodity-exporting countries. China, a top natural resource importer, has launched the world’s largest complex of sovereign funds and used them …

November 30, 2022

Economics
The New Geopolitics of Global Finance

The global balance of payments only adds up if the G-7's geopolitical rivals are also its bankers.

The New Geopolitics of Global Finance

January 13, 2023

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: January 13, 2023

Supreme Court denies NSO petition; Biden calls for more technology regulation; Cyberespionage group targets nuclear labs; Flights grounded after computer outage; Jack Ma relinquishes control of Ant G…

Alibaba CEO Jack Ma arrives at the Tech for Good Summit in Paris, France in May 2019.

January 27, 2023

Sub-Saharan Africa
Staying Neutral on Ukraine Easier Said Than Done for African States

As the Kremlin-linked Wagner Group expands its Africa footprint, questions remain about what “neutrality” really looks like for African governments. 

In front of a wall of South African and Russian flags, South Africa's Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov turn towards each other at a bilateral meeting in Pretoria, South Africa.

July 5, 2022

Energy and Climate Policy
How Does the U.S. Power Grid Work?

Responsible for powering the country and its economy, the U.S. energy grid has come under increasing strain due to climate change, and the threat of cyberattacks looms.  

Power lines are seen in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

May 26, 2009

Financial Markets
Reforming Global Finance: The Squam Lake Papers

Watch members of the Squam Lake Working Group on Financial Regulation, a collection of fifteen leading economists and academics, discuss their recommendations for reforming global capital markets.

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