Special Report: Global Finance: A House Divided

Special Report: Global Finance: A House Divided
With the aftershocks of the global financial crisis continuing to rumble, leaders of the world’s major economies have struggled to define a meaningful role for the G-20. Meanwhile, the European Union has been pushed to the limit in efforts to address a gathering debt crisis among members of the eurozone. And the threat of a currency war has strained relations and tested the role of the dollar as global reserve currency. In this special report, World Politics Review considers global finance through articles published in the past year.

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G-20 Summit Passes the Buck: Part I
By Daniel McDowell
Feb. 21, 2011

G-20 Summit Passes the Buck: Part II
By Daniel McDowell
Feb. 22, 2011

Making the G-20 a True Global Security Forum
By Nikolas Gvosdev
Jan. 11, 2011

Time for the IMF to Replace the G-20 on Financial Regulation?
Daniel McDowell
April 29, 2010

G-20 Summit: Autonomy and Influence in the Global Economy
By Daniel McDowell
Nov. 15, 2010

EU Debt Crisis

Ireland Enters Season of Turmoil: Part II
Daragh McDowell
Feb. 8, 2011

U.S. Fed Signals Support, Concern for Europe
By Daniel McDowell
Jan. 5, 2011

The European Union: The Accidental Crisis Manager
By Éloi Laurent
March 9, 2010

Europe’s New Democracies Dream of EU, not Euro
By Frida Ghitis
May 20, 2010

Greek Debt Crisis and the PIIGS: Europe’s Financial Swine Flu
By Daniel McDowell
May 6, 2010

The Geopolitical Implications of the Greek Debt Crisis
By Paul J. Smith
May 14, 2010

Greek Debt Crisis: The Labors of Papandreou
By Nicolas Nagle
May 6, 2010

The Threat to Political Stability in U.S., Europe
By Frida Ghitis
Nov. 4, 2010

Weak Euro Spells Trouble for U.S., China
By Nicolas Nagle
June 17, 2010

Global Financial Governance

Basel III Represents Test for U.S., G-20
By Daniel McDowell
Sep. 29, 2010

The New Rules: Defusing the Global Currency War
By Thomas P.M. Barnett
Oct. 11, 2010

The Dollar Will Survive Russia-China Trade Deal
By Daniel McDowell
Oct. 29, 2010

U.S. Needs Patience, not Threats, to Address China Currency Appreciation
By Daniel McDowell
Aug. 10, 2010

Long Odds for South Korea’s ‘Swap Regime’ Proposal
By Daniel McDowell
March 10, 2010

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