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June 23, 2022

Hong Kong
China’s Crackdown on a Free Hong Kong

After the British government handed Hong Kong over to China in 1997, Beijing promised to let the city keep its capitalist economy and some of its democratic freedoms under the “one country, two syste…

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December 15, 2011

Elections and Voting
Video Brief: The Global Economy

The next U.S. president will have to navigate between grand ambition and the realities of the world economy, says CFR international economics expert Sebastian Mallaby. This video is part of a special…

May 9, 2012

Brazil
Brazil’s Perspective on the Global Economy

After emerging from the 2008 financial crisis relatively unscathed, Brazil’s inevitable entrance into the club of major global powers is increasingly accepted. CFR’s Stewart M. Patrick and Carlos Sim…

November 15, 2012

China
China’s Leadership Transition: Three Things to Know

As China unveils a new top leadership, CFR’s Elizabeth Economy highlights three challenges the new Politburo Standing Committee faces.

January 12, 2012

China
Video Brief: China

China’s rising global prominence, increasing assertiveness and upcoming leadership transition may pose significant challenges for the next U.S. president, says CFR’s Elizabeth C. Economy.

May 9, 2014

Asia
China’s Maritime Disputes: Preventive Measures

Increasingly frequent clashes between China and its neighbors heighten the risk of escalating tensions and military conflict over territorial claims in the East and South China Seas. Policy experts d…

October 2, 2013

United States
U.S. Government Shutdown: Three Things to Know

A short U.S. government shutdown will likely have a limited effect on the economy but will be followed by a protracted debate over increasing the debt limit, which may result in the government’s defa…

July 18, 2013

China
China’s Slowing Growth: Three Things to Know

With a slowing economy, China’s continued growth will largely depend on Beijing’s policy decisions, says CFR’s Robert Kahn.

June 22, 2016

United States
Trade and the U.S. Presidential Election

The next president’s trade policy will affect millions of Americans, as well as the health and competitiveness of the country’s economy. This video breaks down the decisions the president will face i…

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March 26, 2014

India
India’s Change Election

More than eight hundred million Indians will head to the polls next month to elect a new government that must tackle corruption and a fizzling economy, explains CFR’s Alyssa Ayres.