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April 12, 2013

The World Next Week: Britons Mourn Thatcher, Venezuela Votes, and the IMF and World Bank Meet

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed Margaret Thatcher’s legacy, the Venezuelan elections, and the World Bank and IMF meetings in Washington. [audio: http://www.cfr.org/con…

British prime minister Margaret Thatcher receives a standing ovation at the Conservative Party Conference in 1989 (Stringer/UK/Courtesy Reuters).

October 11, 2013

France
A Conversation with Pierre Moscovici

Minister Pierre Moscovici discusses France, the European Union, and the broader international economic situation.

October 11, 2013

France
Evaluating the Economic Future of the European Union

Pierre Moscovici discusses France, the European Union, and the broader international economic situation.

August 29, 2013

The World Next Week: Talk of a U.S. Military Strike Against Syria Grows, G20 Meets in St. Petersburg, Obama Visits Sweden

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the possibility of the United States attacking Syria, the upcoming G20 summit in St. Petersburg, and Obama’s trip to Sweden. [audio: ht…

UN chemical weapons experts inspect one of the sites of an alleged poison gas attack in a Damascus suburb (Abo Alnour Alhaji/Courtesy Reuters).

September 26, 2013

Germany
Merkel, Europe, and German ’Continuity’

Angela Merkel’s resounding electoral triumph likely means stability and continuity in Eurozone crisis management and little chance of a larger German role in global security, says CFR’s Charles Kupch…

October 28, 2013

Nigeria
Unpacking Africa’s Growth Forecasts: Potentials and Risks

This is a guest post by Diptesh Soni. Diptesh is a master’s degree candidate at the Columbia University School of International Public Affairs (SIPA) studying economic and political development. You …

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February 24, 2014

Europe and Eurasia
Restoring Financial Stability in the Eurozone: Lessons From the U.S. Financial Crisis

The European Stability Mechanism's (ESM) bank recapitalization instrument was designed to break the vicious circle tying financially weak eurozone governments to financially weak banks. It cannot, ho…

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March 20, 2014

Ukraine
NATO’s Next Moves

NATO’s response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea may require it to bolster eastern European members with both military and non-military actions, says expert Christopher S. Chivvis.

July 29, 2014

Russia
Russian Sanctions: Europe Prepares to Act

The Europeans look set to surprise us with significant economic sanctions against Russia (see here and here) that exceed in some respects U.S. measures. The United States likely would expand their sa…

April 19, 2013

Europe
2008 Plus 5: What Has Been Achieved and What Remains to Be Done

Please join Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble for a discussion on financial market regulation and the current state of the European Union. For further reading, please visit CFR Senior Fellow Robert Kahn's blog…