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Argentina's Debt Imbroglio—Without Tears: Part I
July 30, 2013 | Transcript [pdf]
Anna Gelpern explains how Argentina's default in 2001 unleashed riots, political turmoil, and a legal battle among creditors with far-reaching consequences.
China's Bid for US Pork: How Big a Concern?
July 11, 2013 | Transcript [pdf]
Gary Clyde Hufbauer says Congressional critics are sounding a false alarm over a Chinese company's proposed acquisition of Smithfield Foods.
US-European Trade Talks Start: Part II
July 2, 2013 | Transcript [pdf]
Jeffrey J. Schott says disclosures about US Internet and telephone spying and France's desire to protect homegrown entertainment could make it harder to reach a deal.
US-European Trade Talks Start: Part I
July 1, 2013 | Transcript [pdf]
Jeffrey J. Schott assesses the obstacles and opportunities in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) talks. Part II: how audiovisual protection and cyber-espionage could roil the discussions.
US-China Relations: A New Round of Talks
June 27, 2013 | Transcript [pdf]
Nicholas R. Lardy says that the upcoming Strategic and Economic Dialogue will focus heavily on mutual charges of hacking and cyber espionage.
China's Credit Squeeze: How Big a Threat?
June 24, 2013 | Transcript [pdf]
Nicholas R. Lardy discusses the turmoil surrounding short-term rates in China and says long-term growth, while slowing down, is not threatened.
What Do the Turks Want?
June 20, 2013 | Transcript [pdf]
Caroline Freund says that behind the political issues, Turks are upset about the declining economy and the government's development priorities.
Stormy Weather After US-China Summit
June 18, 2013 | Transcript [pdf]
Nicholas Borst explains that pledges between Presidents Obama and Xi to cooperate have been undercut by recriminations over cyber espionage.