IMF Report Calls for Japan to Consider "Fresh Look" at Abenomics Policy Strategy

October 11, 2018

The world’s third largest economy should consider taking a “fresh look” at the economic policy strategy known as “Abenomics,” according to a report issued by the Inter... READ MORE


IMF's Christine Lagarde Calls on G-20 Members to Keep Growth "Momentum"

March 16, 2017

Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), called on G-20 officials preparing to meet in the German city of Baden-Baden later this week to keep the “mo... READ MORE


The United States tries to euthanize the Doha round

December 14, 2015

One of the truisms of the postwar multilateral trade negotiations is that each “round” of trade talks has been longer than the previous one. The Uruguay round, which led to the creation of the World T... READ MORE


China Invited to Join IMF Currency Basket

December 3, 2015

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) confirmed on Monday 30 November that it would be inviting China to join the other four currencies included in its Special Drawing Rights... READ MORE


The I.M.F.'s Tool, and What It Means for Trade

November 30, 2015

The United States dollar was once the standard reserve currency for the International Monetary Fund. But in the 1960s and early ’70s, as the Vietnam War dragged on and the United States ran persistent... READ MORE


China’s Charm Offensive Signals a New Strategic Era in Southeast Asia

October 1, 2013

The coming decade will see different visions for the future of trade and geopolitics in Asia play out, with Southeast Asia at the center of it all. Beijing’s new charm offensive is the latest... READ MORE


The Importance of Trade and Capital Imbalances in the European Debt Crisis

January 1, 2013

The current debate on the European crisis has highlighted the role of fiscal imbalances in explaining the turmoil that has dominated Europe in the past few years. This paper adopts a different poin... READ MORE


Developing an Enduring Strategy for ASEAN

January 1, 2012

The U.S.-ASEAN Strategy Commission was organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to provide useful and practical recommendations to American policymakers with the objec... READ MORE