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February 17, 2010

United States
China’s Exchange Rate Policy: The Heat Is On

International pressure must continue on China to allow its currency to appreciate, which would provide an important boost to the global economic recovery, writes CFR’s Steven Dunaway.

January 19, 2011

China
U.S.-China Exchange Rate Thicket

China’s exchange rate policy will dominate the economic dialogue between the United States and China during President Hu’s state visit to Washington. There’s scant hope differences can be resolved, s…

November 13, 2009

China
The U.S.-China Economic Relationship: Separating Facts from Myths

China’s breathtaking economic growth and massive imbalances with the United States have given rise to some myths about the nature of the two powers’ relationship that can impede sound policymaking, w…

February 27, 2012

Economic Crises
No Great Firewall Will Save Europe

Talk among major economies is intensifying over a "financial firewall" to contain the eurozone crisis. But CFR’s Steven Dunaway says the emphasis should be on pressing debt-saddled states to make ref…

February 17, 2011

Global Governance
The G20’s Continuing Policy Drift

Instead of addressing serious problems in global imbalances, the February 18-19 meeting of the G20 finance minister is poised to go astray with ineffectual talks on reforming the international moneta…

November 10, 2010

Global Governance
The G20 Summit’s Lost Focus

The Fed’s decision to resume quantitative easing will likely shift the focus of the G20 summit and make it harder to settle currency-policy disputes that could derail recovery of the world economy, w…

June 29, 2011

International Organizations
Three Challenges for New IMF Director

New IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde has to move quickly to establish independence from the European authorities who got her the job, enhance the IMF’s legitimacy, and display her ability to m…

October 13, 2009

China
Why China May Stumble

China’s continued impressive growth is by no means assured, writes CFR’s Steven Dunaway. Without basic changes to its economic model, including rule of law reforms, it could face considerable struggl…

October 25, 2010

International Organizations
The G20 Takes a Step Back

The G20 finance ministers’ agreement may have helped avert a global currency war. However, by potentially shifting the focus toward reducing external imbalance, there is a risk that policy adjustment…

January 11, 2017

Kurds
Are Conditions Ripening for Iraqi Kurdish State?

Iraqi Kurds have enjoyed virtual autonomy for more than two decades, but formal independence might finally be in reach due to changing realities facing Iraq and Turkey, writes CFR’s Steven A. Cook.