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July 9, 2009

Financial Markets
Credit Default Swaps, Clearinghouses, and Exchanges

Overview Credit default swaps (CDS) are contracts that provide protection against the risk of default by borrowers. The buyer of the CDS makes periodic payments to the seller, and in return the bu…

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June 10, 2019

G20 (Group of Twenty)
The Group of Twenty

The Group of Twenty, an informal gathering of many of the world’s largest economies, is the premier global forum for discussing economic issues. But it faces challenges from U.S. protectionism and th…

2019 G20 Logo

February 18, 2020

Lebanon
Lebanon’s Imminent Financial Crisis

Lebanon is in a deep financial hole, with no obvious way out.

Lebanon’s Imminent Financial Crisis

August 28, 2018

Energy and Climate Policy
Rolling Back Energy Regulations Will Not Work Any Wonders for America

The Trump administration's rollbacks of greenhouse gas emissions will likely damage American energy production, global influence, and jobs. 

Tall buildings are shrouded in smog in downtown Salt Lake City

October 28, 2009

United States
Financial Regulation Pitfalls

CFR’s Marc Levinson says further international coordination on financial regulation may do more harm than good and expresses doubts about federal restrictions on executive pay.

June 27, 2019

European Union
How Does the European Union Work?

The EU’s authority has steadily expanded as its members have passed more and more decision-making power to the union. How do its institutions work?

Members of the European Parliament during a voting session.

November 29, 2018

Monetary Policy
Making the Global Financial System Work for All

Four members of the EPG discuss the challenges facing the developing world and the global commons and their recommendations to prevent major financial crises.

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March 30, 2009

International Organizations
The Group of 20

A profile of the Group of 20 major and emerging world economies.

February 24, 2020

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
The Coronavirus, Oil, and Global Supply Chains

As nations prepare for a possible health emergency, world leaders are realizing that the new coronavirus is going to be harder to contain than previously hoped. Mobilization is continuing, and concer…

An empty street is seen after a coronavirus outbreak, in Milan, Italy February 24, 2020.

February 24, 2020

Trade
NAFTA and the USMCA: Weighing the Impact of North American Trade

President Trump has reached a deal with Canada and Mexico to restructure the North American Free Trade Agreement, hoping a new trilateral accord will reinvigorate the U.S. manufacturing sector.  

Mexican commercial trucks cross into the United States.