Economic Instability

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Will Abe Ever Be Able to Reform Japan’s Economy?
    James L. Schoff December 15, 2014 BloombergTV

    The December 2014 election has given Abe four more years until the next election. This potentially gives Abe the time needed to implement unpopular economic measures like structural reform in Japan.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    “Revolutionary Political Reform” Needed as European Union Faces Crucial Year
    Jan Techau January 9, 2014 Euronews

    2014 will be a decisive year for Europe’s future. What the EU needs is a revolutionary political reform that can bring European citizens back on board.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    How Did Ukraine Get Into a Tug of War Between Russia and the EU?
    Andrew S. Weiss December 5, 2013 Public Radio International’s World

    Putin’s Eurasian Union would be a set of political and economic structures, similar to the EU, that Russia would dominate. But this vision comes with a price; Ukraine’s economy is in trouble, just as Russia is suffering from low economic growth.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The European Union Needs Political Leadership
    Stefan Lehne November 20, 2013 EUANZ TV

    The European Union is still in crisis and it is going through numerous challenges. Political leadership could represent the solution.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    A German Europe? The Union Disunited
    Judy Dempsey October 28, 2013 Al Jazeera

    Europe stands between extended integration and enforced disintegration. After the German elections, the question is what to expect for Europe's future.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Division Between Supporters and Opponents of Morsi
    Marc Pierini June 25, 2013 Voice of Russia

    Tension has increased between supporters and opponents of President Morsi, with both threatening to stage mass protests on the one year anniversary of the president taking office.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Economy Was Key In Iranian Election
    Karim Sadjadpour June 17, 2013 NPR’s Weekend Edition

    The outcome of the recent presidential election in Iran was unpredictable in that over the last decade in Iran, moderates and reformists had generally been purged from the corridors of power.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Does the Eurozone Have a Future?
    Jan Techau June 17, 2013 Polskie Radio

    Although there is still great concern for the eurozone, the discourse has moved from predicting an immediate downfall a year ago to discussing the necessity of economic reform in the continent.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    EU Economy
    Uri Dadush May 8, 2013 CRI English

    If growth does not return to Europe in the next two years, the political situation will become more difficult.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Cyprus Banks Remain Shut
    Michael Pettis March 26, 2013 ABC News

    The Cyprus banking crisis is an exaggerated version of the problems that persist throughout peripheral Europe.

  • Event
    Supporting Myanmar’s Economic Development
    Stephen Groff, Vikram Nehru January 20, 2015 Washington, DC

    The economic and social development challenges facing Myanmar are enormous and require sustained support from its international development partners.

  • Event
    Aid in Afghanistan After 2014
    Sarah Chayes, John Sopko December 10, 2014 Washington, DC

    As U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan withdraw to their post-2014 minimums, many fear a similar sharp drop in foreign funding. The reconstruction effort is far from over, and a radical reduction in foreign aid could cripple the Afghan economy.

  • Event
    Corruption, Crime, and Terrorism
    Moisés Naím, Milan Vaishnav, Louise Shelley October 22, 2014 Washington, DC

    The entangled threat of crime, corruption, and terrorism remain important security challenges in the twenty-first century.

  • Event
    The End of Convergence?
    Uri Dadush, Vikram Nehru, Carl Dahlman October 15, 2014 Washington, DC

    Convergence, the narrowing of the income gap between poor and rich countries, is one of the great stories of our time. A recent report shows that convergence has slowed in recent years, and that productivity in developing countries is not rising rapidly enough in key sectors.

  • Event
    TTIP and Third Countries: Multilateralization or Balkanization?
    Uri Dadush, Sinan Ülgen, Miriam Sapiro, Martin Raiser October 7, 2014 Washington, DC

    The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership initiative is a grand plan for revitalizing economic growth and enhancing international competitiveness. While Brussels and Washington work to reach a deal, large numbers of interested third countries—even major EU and U.S. trade partners—are left out.

  • Event
    Abenomics: Will It Work for Japan and the Region?
    Dennis Botman, Charles Collyns, Stephen Danninger, Vikram Nehru, Tsuney Yanagihara, James L. Schoff October 2, 2014 Washington, DC

    A recent IMF staff report on Japan finds some progress for so-called Abenomics, but says that progress is uneven and substantial medium-term risks remain. The success or failure of the policies have important implications for both Japan and the region.

  • Event
    Transatlantic Trends 2014
    Constanze Stelzenmüller, Lev Gudkov, Dmitri Trenin September 12, 2014 Moscow

    According to this year’s Transatlantic Trends survey, Russians have an increasingly unfavorable view of the United States and the EU. Americans and Europeans also had more negative outlooks toward Russia in 2014 than previous years.

  • Event
    Will China’s Economy Crash?
    Yukon Huang, David Dollar, Canyon Bosler May 21, 2014 Washington, DC

    China’s growth rate continues to slide. Many observers see its surging debt and housing indicators as signaling an imminent financial crisis and the inevitability of a hard landing. How likely is this to occur, and can the new leadership engineer a more sustainable growth path?

  • Event
    Where Next for Japan’s Economic Revitalization?
    Yasutoshi Nishimura, Matthew Goodman, James L. Schoff May 1, 2014 Washington, DC

    Japan is beginning to emerge from its prolonged economic stagnation following the success of Abenomics. But successful implementation of the administration’s action plan, adopted in January, is critical for sustained economic revitalization.

  • Event
    Europe’s Uncertain Foreign Policy Legacy
    Peter Spiegel, Jan Techau, Richard Youngs January 21, 2014 Brussels

    The European Union is mired in the worst crisis it has seen for many decades. This threatens to undercut the EU’s ambitions to develop a coherent and active foreign policy.

  • Op-Ed
    The Global Economy and China: The View From a Mountain Top
    Uri Dadush January 30, 2015 Guangming Online

    China’s very high rates of saving and investment in infrastructure, plants and equipment, research and development, and human capital should be seen more as a source of strength than of weakness.

  • Strategic Europe
    In Greece, It’s Not the Economy, Stupid!
    Stratos Pourzitakis, Elias Kirgidis January 27, 2015

    To avoid political crisis and economic collapse, Greek policymakers must finally address the deepening social decay that has afflicted their country for decades.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    What Is the Future for Donbas?
    Alexey Malashenko, Balázs Jarábik, Andrei Kolesnikov January 27, 2015

    This past weekend’s intensified fighting and shelling in southeastern Ukraine, from Donetsk to Mariupol, escalated the Ukraine crisis to a new level. As more people die, political negotiations and eventual diplomatic compromise look less and less likely. What, under these circumstances, does the future hold for Donbas?

  • Strategic Europe
    Alexis Tsipras’s New Greece
    Judy Dempsey January 26, 2015

    Alexis Tsipras promised voters an end to austerity and a new beginning for Greece. Will he deliver on that pledge?

  • Op-Ed
    Still Waiting for Davos Woman
    David Rothkopf January 22, 2015 Foreign Policy

    The Davos Alpine retreat is both absurd and worthy-but it cannot achieve its goals as long as it is primarily a guy thing.

  • Sada Discussion
    The Middle East’s Crude Reality
    Sada Debate January 22, 2015 عربي

    In the Middle East, producers are facing different effects of the recent drop in oil prices. Four oil experts explore the impact of falling prices on the economies of key regional producers.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Ukraine Fatigue: To Be or Not to Be (Bailed Out)
    Balázs Jarábik January 20, 2015 Русский

    Ukraine is teetering on the brink of default and its government is devoting more energy to public relations than actual reforms. Recent developments in Ukraine are likely to fuel the creation of a new black hole in Europe.

  • Op-Ed
    As Greece Votes, Europe’s Future Hangs in the Balance
    Richard Youngs January 20, 2015 National Interest

    The outcome of Greece’s January 25 election will be pivotal for the country. The way Europe’s political elites respond will have a profound impact on the future of the EU, too.

  • Event
    Supporting Myanmar’s Economic Development
    Stephen Groff, Vikram Nehru January 20, 2015 Washington, DC

    The economic and social development challenges facing Myanmar are enormous and require sustained support from its international development partners.

  • Op-Ed
    Should China Be Worried About the Eurozone?
    Zhang Lihua, Vasilis Trigkas January 19, 2015 Global Times 中文

    The outcome of Greece’s election and the country’s potential exit from the eurozone will have profound implications for Europe’s future prospects.


Carnegie Experts on Economic Instability

  • Cornelius Adebahr
    Europe Program

    Adebahr is an associate in the Europe Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. His research focuses on European foreign policy.

  • Amr Adly
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Adly is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research centers on political economy, development studies, and economic sociology of the Middle East, with a focus on Egypt.

  • Uri Dadush
    Senior Associate
    International Economics Program

    Dadush is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He focuses on trends in the global economy and is currently tracking developments in the eurozone crisis.

  • Judy Dempsey
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Carnegie Europe
    Editor in chief
    Strategic Europe

    Dempsey is a nonresident senior associate at Carnegie Europe and editor in chief of Strategic Europe.

  • Kheder Khaddour
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Center

    Khaddour is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut. His research focuses on issues of identity and society in Syria.

  • Vikram Nehru
    Senior Associate
    Asia Program
    Bakrie Chair in Southeast Asian Studies

    Nehru is a senior associate in the Carnegie Asia Program. An expert on development economics, growth, poverty reduction, debt sustainability, governance, and the performance and prospects of East Asia, his research focuses on the economic, political, and strategic issues confronting Asia, particularly Southeast Asia.

  • David Rothkopf
    Visiting Scholar

    Rothkopf, author of the recent book Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government and the Reckoning that Lies Ahead, served as deputy undersecretary of commerce for international trade policy in the Clinton administration.

  • Jan Techau
    Carnegie Europe

    Techau is the director of Carnegie Europe, the European center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Techau works on EU integration and foreign policy, transatlantic affairs, and German foreign and security policy.

  • Richard Youngs
    Senior Associate
    Democracy and Rule of Law Program

    Youngs is an expert on the foreign policy of the European Union, in particular on questions of democracy support.


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