Financial crisis


The World in 2013

Ten predictions for a year of brewing conflict.

Jessica T. Mathews |


The Imperfect World of George Soros

The billionaire investor wants to understand what it means to live in a world that we cannot fully understand.

Chrystia Freeland |


It’s the Stimulus, Stupid

Why Obama won reelection when virtually every other incumbent in the West has been bounced from office.

James Traub |


The Crisis That Dare Not Speak Its Name

Why Obama and Romney are both afraid to talk about the mess in Europe.

Nick Schifrin |

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A Nobel Union

Europe reacts to the EU's Nobel Prize win.

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The Zero Bound

Japan’s economy is stuck in a trap from which there is no clear escape. Is this what America’s future looks like?

Tim Duy |

Briefing Book

Losing at the IMF

The Obama administration set out to reform the international financial system, but now finds itself on the defensive. What went wrong?

Douglas Rediker |

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Into the Lion's Den

German Chancellor Angela Merkel received an angry welcome in Greece as popular anger over austerity measures continues to grow.

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The FP Survey: The Economy

If we're ever going to get out of this slump, what will it take? We asked more than 60 leading economists to tell us.

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The Ultra-Rich

Good times or bad, it always helps to be really, really wealthy.

Michael Lind |


Declinist Pundits

America may not actually be declining, but those predicting it are ascending.

Joseph S. Nye |


Nouriel Roubini

He may not be perfect, but there's never been a better time to be in the prophet of doom business.

Daniel Altman |

In Box

Blame Game

Want to avert another global recession? Stop the finger-pointing.

Mohamed A. El-Erian |



How dangerous radicals are reaping the benefits of financial unease.

J.M. Berger |


Mad Libs: Economy Edition

With a presidential race focused on the ailing U.S. economy, Foreign Policy asked the experts to help fill in the blanks.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |


The Real Reason Energy Traders Are Losing Sleep

This time, it's Western politicians, not Arabian sheikhs, who are roiling the oil markets.

Blake Clayton |


Fear Premium

An exclusive conversation with Nouriel Roubini and Ian Bremmer on the hidden economic risks as geopolitical tensions bubble over in the Middle East and China.

Benjamin Pauker |


Paul Krugman's Baltic Problem

Why is the Nobel Prize-winning economist mocking the countries that have escaped the eurocrisis?

Anders Åslund |


A Fistful of Kronor

European leaders wouldn't be so befuddled about how to solve their economic crisis if they simply looked north.

Peter Wolodarski |

In Box

Why Bad Politics = Even Worse Markets

Want to fix the economy? Stop the partisan brinkmanship.

Mohamed A. El-Erian |


The Big West Solution

What Arizona can teach Europe about weathering a housing crisis.

Shimelse Ali |


Smokeless Stoves, Girl-Friendly Schools, and the Bloc That Wasn’t

Academic economists usually air their new ideas first in working papers. Here, before the work gets dusty, a quick look at transition policy research in progress.

Peter Passell |

Think Again

Think Again: The Eurocrisis

Markets are crashing. The euro is hurting. Here's why the continent's financial crisis is even messier than it appears, and how the blowback could hit the United States in the face.

David Gordon |

Daniel Altman

How Republicans Sabotaged the Recovery

The economy didn't jump. It was pushed.

Daniel Altman |

The List


How many summits does it take to NOT solve the eurocrisis?

Uri Friedman |


Prescription for Decline

The Supreme Court's ruling was a step in the right direction. But spiraling health-care costs could still doom America's recovery.

Will Marshall |


No Special Sauce on This Currywurst

The end of the German "miracle" is coming.

Daniel Altman |


In Search of Merbama

Will Barack Obama's wooing of the German chancellor pay dividends in November?

Karen Leigh |


The Exclusion Zone

G-20 leaders are out of ideas and out of touch. No wonder their citizens are so angry.

Michael J. Casey |


Flirting with Disaster

Is Greece a failed state?

Patricia Taft |