The magazine of international economic policy.

From the Fall 2012 issue

Cyber Naïveté

First Washington ignored the al Qaeda threat. Now they’re doing the same with the cyber threat. It’s time to wake up.

By Frank R. Wolf

The New Cold War?

As computer hackers, both state-sponsored and independent, seek illegal access to vital industrialized world networks for finance, utilities, and national security, to what extent could this new cold war disrupt the flow of global trade and finance? James Lewis, Martin C. Libicki, Jim Harper, Patrick M. Cronin, Ajay Banga, Ilan I. Berman, and Claude E. Barfield respond.

A symposium of views

Kohn Comments

The former Federal Reserve vice chair, and potential next chairman, sat down with TIE editor David Smick to talk about the world.

One Policy Change, Please

TIE asked this question: What if you became President of the United States in January 2013 and could accomplish only one realistic policy change to restore economic growth and employment to historic trend levels? Expert opnions from Rudolph G. Penner, Stuart E. Eizenstat, Mohamed A. El-Erian, Bruce R. Bartlett, Jared Bernstein, Arthur B. Laffer, John H. Makin, Lawrence J. Korb, W. Bowman Cutter, Jeffrey A. Frankel, Jeffrey Faux, Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg, Allen Sinai, Laurence M. Ball, Andrew Fieldhouse, David M. Jones, Murray Weidenbaum, James K. Galbraith, and Charles Wolf.

A symposium of views

Every Man a Currency Manipulator

But in the game of foreign exchange intervention, China always comes up the biggest winner.

By John M. Berry

A Capital-Controlled Future?

What are the chances that, in the next five to ten years, large parts of the world economy move to some form of capital controls in the management of exchange rates?

A symposium of views

Rising Tide of German Anger

Fierce opposition threatens the eurozone’s ECB bank supervision and debt mutualization scheme. Can Merkel politically survive?

By Klaus C. Engelen

François Hollande’s False Debate

This issue is not France versus Germany. It is France versus the United Kingdom.

By Klaus F. Zimmermann

The ECB’s OMTs (Out-of-Mandate Transactions)

The former European Central Bank official takes aim at a central bank mandate stretched to the extreme.

By Jürgen Stark

The European Experiment

The interplay between economic success and cultural diversity.

By Otmar Issing

America’s Energy Renaissance

How a surprising combination of entrepreneurship and market forces, not government intervention or big oil, are saving the day.

By J. Robinson West

China’s New Leadership

And the China watchers who will try to make sense of it all.

By Chris Nelson

America’s China Headache

No, there will be no new Smoot-Hawley. But the United States and China are fighting a modern trade war all the same.

By Greg Mastel

Rethinking Intellectual Property Rights

A way to reinvent and reinvigorate the global economy.

By Susan Ariel Aaronson

Off the News

Germany’s gold at the New York Fed, quantitative easing, Helmut Sonnenfeldt, and more.

From the Founder

Could globalization crack up?

By David M. Smick