What tensions exist between the interests of state sovereignty and global capital? How did financial governing bodies fail in the lead up to the 2008 financial crisis? This week, Paul Blustein visits the Inside the Issues studio to discuss his new book, Off Balance: The Travails of Institutions that Govern the Global Financial System. Beginning with an overview of the global financial landscape, Blustein shares insights on the four key institutions involved in governing the global financial system. In addition to exploring institutional roles and challenges, the conversation touches on the China–U.S. relationship, the idea of speaking truth to power, and what needs to be done to fill the remaining gaps in the global financial system.