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December 11, 2019

China
Yes, Virginia, China Is Exporting Its Model

Last week I took part in a debate at CSIS on the topic of whether China seeks to export its development model.  For me, the answer to this question is self-evident: of course it does. Yet as I prepar…

Chinese President Xi Jinping raises his glass and proposes a toast at the end of his speech during the welcome banquet, after the welcome ceremony of leaders attending the Belt and Road Forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, April 26, 2019.

November 4, 2019

India
India Says No to Trade Bloc. Will It Ever Say Yes to Tough Reforms?

It shouldn’t really surprise that in the end, after seven long years of deliberation, India decided against joining the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). The Narendra Modi govern…

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha shake hands at the RCEP summit in Bangkok, Thailand

April 30, 2013

Europe
Cyprus Votes Yes

Cyprus today passed the €10 billion EU-IMF bailout deal by a 29 to 27 vote, so it will receive its first installment of aid next month.  Capital controls (though eased a bit) will remain in place unt…

July 10, 2013

Corporate Governance
Getting to Yes on Transatlantic Trade

The United States and the European Union should create a new global regulatory blueprint through the just-launched Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations, CFR Senior Fello…

July 2, 2015

Europe
Yes or No, Greece Needs Debt Relief

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released their most recent debt sustainability analysis for Greece and, while it doesn’t include the devastation resulting from this week’s bank and capital …

Greece financing needs

May 21, 2018

Argentina
Argentina: Sustainable, Yes, with Adjustment. But Sustainable with A High Probability?

Probably only connoisseurs of IMF Access Policy debates understand the importance of being judged “sustainable with a high probability” by 19th Street. That’s what unlocks the keys to the kingdom,…

Argentina: Sustainable, Yes, with Adjustment.  But Sustainable with A High Probability?

June 9, 2017

Japan
Yes Virginia, Exchange Rates Matter (The Case of Japan)

Since the end of 2012, the yen has depreciated significantly and the dollar has appreciated significantly. Enough time has passed to look at how U.S. and Japanese exports have responded to these exch…

Yes Virginia, Exchange Rates Matter (The Case of Japan)

November 7, 2014

China
Japan and China Get to Yes on an Abe-Xi Summit

On November 7, Japan and China revealed they had reached an understanding on their differences that would allow for a resumption of diplomacy. After several years of a virtual shutdown in bilateral t…

FukudaXiSitting

August 19, 2016

Japan
Masatoshi Asaoka: Constitutional Revision—More Than Yes or No

This blog post is part of a series entitled Will the Japanese Change Their Constitution?, in which leading experts discuss the prospects for revising Japan’s postwar constitution. Masatoshi Asaoka is…

Banzai-Fuji-resized

September 22, 2015

International Organizations
Xi Said Yes: How China Got Engaged at the UN

Coauthored with Naomi Egel, research associate in the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. On Monday, Chinese President Xi Jinping will deliv…

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets Chinese President Xi Jinping at the fourth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Shanghai, China, on May 19, 2014.