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Inside the Issues 5.3 | The State of the American Empire

October 15, 2014
Lawrence Wilkerson and David A. Welch
Is the United States an imperialistic power? Lawrence Wilkerson, Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy, College of William and Mary joins David Welch, CIGI Chair of Global Security for a discussion on the state of the American empire. The nature of American power (hard vs. soft), domestic government structures, international relations, and global governance are also considered.

CNN Debate on the Global Economy

October 9, 2014
CIGI Distinguished Fellow Thomas A. Bernes shares thoughts on the state of the global economy following the October 9th, 2014 CNN Debate on the Global Economy, which took place in Washington, D.C.

Reflections on the CNN Debate on the Global Economy

October 9, 2014
What is the general medium term outlook for the global economy? CIGI Senior Fellow James M. Boughton speaks on economic growth following the October 9th, 2014 "CNN Debate on the Global Economy" which took place in Washington, D.C.

A Reform Agenda for Europe's Leaders

October 9, 2014
CIGI Senior Fellow Miranda Xafa shares thoughts on Europe's reform agenda following the October 9th, 2014 panel "A Reform Agenda for Europe's Leaders" which took place in Washington, D.C. Risk of secular stagnation and infrastructure investment are also considered.

Bretton Woods @ 70: Past, Present and Future

October 9, 2014
With geopolitical, health and economic crises plaguing today's world, are the circumstances of the 1944 Bretton Woods agreement even possible today? CIGI Senior Fellow Harold James comments from Washington D.C. on the October 9th, 2014 workshop, "Bretton Woods @ 70: Past, Present and Future."

The Travails of Empire

October 8, 2014
Lawrence Wilkerson
Lawrence Wilkerson, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Government and Public Policy at the College of William Mary, and former Chief of Staff to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, visited the CIGI Campus on October 8, 2014 to discuss international military involvement in Iraq and the western and regional responses to the threat of ISIS.

What the New Multilaterism Means

October 8, 2014
Domenico Lombardi shares thoughts on the future of development architecture following the workshop, "What the New Multilaterism Means: A development bank (leadership) perspective."

The Global Macroeconomic Outlook

October 8, 2014
CIGI Research Associate Samantha St. Amand shares thoughts on the global macroeconomic forecast, which was discussed in a workshop at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, D.C. on October 8th, 2014.

Inside the Issues 5.2 | Drones and Warfare in the 21st Century

October 8, 2014
Trevor McCrisken and Andrew Thompson
Are drones a humanitarian form of warfare? Host Andrew Thompson welcomes Dr. Trevor McCrisken, Associate Professor, U.S. Politics and International Studies, Warwick University, for a discussion on warfare in the 21st century.

Designing a Restructuring Process that Works for All

October 7, 2014
CIGI Research Associate Skylar Brooks comments on sovereign debt issues on the heels of the October 7th workshop, "Designing a Restructuring Process that Works for All," which was co-hosted by the New Rules for Global Finance Coalition and Jubilee USA in Washington, D.C.

Ukraine and the IMF

October 7, 2014
Given the overlapping economic and geo-political crises happening in Ukraine, what challenges lie ahead? CIGI Senior Fellow Susan Schadler shares her thoughts following the panel session "Ukraine and the IMF" which happened on October 7th, 2014 at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.

The State of the Eurozone

October 6, 2014
CIGI Senior Fellow Miranda Xafa comments on the State of the Eurozone discussions which took place on October 6th, 2014 at the the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington, D.C. Xafa notes that the recent ECB announcement on asset purchases and the forthcoming banking union may help to reduce fragmentation and ease credit issues in the area.