The Great Debate

Obama honeymoon ends in Europe

March 31, 2009

Robin Shepherd

— Robin Shepherd is Director, International Affairs at the Henry Jackson Society. His areas of expertise are transatlantic relations, American foreign policy, Middle Eastern relations with the West, Russia, eastern Europe, NATO and the European Union. The views expressed are his own. —

Reform the IMF and World Bank

March 31, 2009

Johannes Linn– Johannes Linn is a Senior Fellow and the Executive Director of the Wolfensohn Center for Development at the Brookings Institution. The views expressed are his own. —

G20 should be pragmatic about protectionism

March 31, 2009

Paul Blustein— Paul Blustein is a journalist-in-residence at the Brookings Institution. He is writing a book on the World Trade Organization, which will be published in September. The views expressed are his own. —

World stuck with the dollar, more’s the pity

By J Saft
March 27, 2009

jimsaftcolumn5— James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own —

The dollar is, and will remain, the U.S.’s currency and its own and everyone else’s problem.

A new direction in global financial regulation

January 26, 2009

John Kemp Great Debate— John Kemp is a Reuters columnist.¬† The views expressed are his own —

UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s call today for a new G20 charter of principles on financial regulation¬† reflects an emerging consensus among policymakers that, once the immediate crisis has passed, the regulatory framework must be fundamentally redesigned.

G20 summit shows lack of resolve

November 17, 2008

John Kemp Great Debate–John Kemp is a Reuters columnist.¬† The opinions expressed are his own–

The G20 summit must be considered a disappointing failure, even by the relatively low expectations set for the event. Leaders produced a long agenda of further studies, reports and work, but failed to provide a clear direction or tackle even the most fundamental decisions.

Can the G20 do “big” outcomes?

November 14, 2008


George Magnus is Senior Economic Adviser, UBS Investment Bank, and author of “The Age of Aging: How Demographics Are Changing The Global Economy And Our World”. Any opinions expressed are his own.

Debate surrounding the world economic crisis

November 14, 2008

World leaders vowed to work together in overhauling the global financial system as they headed to Washington for a summit on wresting the global economy from recession and avoiding future meltdowns.

The U.S. won’t stomach a new Bretton Woods

November 14, 2008

diana-furchtgott-roth1 — Diana Furchtgott-Roth,former chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor, is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. The opinions expressed are her own. —

Financial crisis is greatest threat to international security

November 12, 2008

Paul Rogers is Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University and Global Security Consultant to Oxford Research Group. Any views expressed are his own.