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    A Primer on the Implications of the G-20 Summit

    Yesterday, the Heritage Foundation’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom hosted a panel on “The Implications of the G-20 Summit for the Political Sovereignty and Economic Freedom of the United States.” The panel, which was hosted by Dr. Ted R. Bromund and featured Dr. J.D. Foster (Heritage), Dr. Desmond Lachman (AEI), … More

    New Round of Russia-Ukraine Gas Conflict

    The past week saw a specter of a gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine rising again, reviving fears of dramatic economic and political consequences for both the two nations and Europe at large. These developments were caused by an agreement between the European Union and Kiev designed to overhaul its … More

    Visions of Economic Recovery by Russian Parties

    The debates that took place last week within the government agencies, the State Duma and parliamentary party leaderships have proved that none of them has a clear idea of how to achieve an economic recovery. Most of the parties that number themselves among the opposition, whether they are Communists or … More

    Do As They Say, Not As They Want To Do

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel, March 14, 2009: If we want to actually strengthen the effect of such [stimulus] packages you simply have to implement them and not talk about the next one before the first has actually taken effect. Bloomberg, March 26, 2009: Chancellor Angela Merkel is injecting 82 billion … More

    Leading Trade Experts Side with Mexico

    Heritage Fellow James E. Roberts has been one of the earliest and most vocal trade experts urging the reinstatement and expansion of the Mexico Trucking program.  The pilot program, intended to ensure American compliance with the North American Free Trade Agreement, was recently ended by Congress and President Obama because … More

    Is Government Now A Bad Credit Risk?

    The credit crunch is hitting Washington, DC, as Uncle Sam maxes out his credit cards. In addition to the enormously costly Obama budget, all the multi-trillion dollar bailouts, stimulus, and government expansion plans depend on one thing—the ability of the U.S. government to get money and spend it. Uncle Sam … More

    Currency Misdirection from Beijing

    A paper by Chinese central bank chief Zhou Xiaochuan — arguing the world should move off the dollar system — has attracted much attention. Like so many economic stories involving the PRC, there is less here than meets the eye. It is hardly a new thought. Beijing has wistfully imagined … More

    And Now, It’s France’s Turn

    President Obama’s administration just can’t leave well enough alone. First, it couldn’t manage to be respectful to Gordon Brown, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, during his visit. When a State Department official responsible for planning the visit was questioned about this by the Sunday Telegraph, the official’s response was: … More

    The G-20 Summit Expectations Game

    Three weeks ago, Washington and the world were contemplating British Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s ‘Global New Deal,’ and expectations were rising that the G-20 summit in London on April 2 would produce a comprehensive, job-destroying deal on global financial regulations. But inflated expectations always burst – ask the Obama administration … More

    Will Only Radicals Get A Look-In at the G-20 Summit?

    It’s almost tempting to pity the world leaders who will arrive in London in a week for the G-20 summit. First, they have agreed to face questions from bloggers selected by G20 Voice, a creation of a relentlessly left-wing collection of NGOs, including Oxfam, Save the Children, and Blue State … More