Jun 2, 2023

Only 11% of finance ministers and central bank governors are women

By Jessie Yin

Some of the most powerful economic institutions in the world are led by women at the moment, but their success hasn’t translated to broad representation. Structural barriers continue to prevent many women from reaching top roles in finance and economics.

Economy & Business Inclusive Growth


May 19, 2023

Can FedNow bring the US closer to real-time payments?

By Piret Loone

This year, the US will launch its FedNow instant payment network. But even after FedNow launches, the US will still have a ways to go before consumers can access instantaneous digital payments.

Economy & Business Financial Regulation

New Atlanticist

May 16, 2023

Not so fast: The case for a new SWIFT

By Josh Lipsky, Ananya Kumar

Imagine a network that combines both messaging and settlement to become a one-stop shop for international payments. It’s time for the US and its allies and partners to make that idea a reality.

Digital Currencies Economy & Business


May 15, 2023

The US debt ceiling stalemate threatens money market funds—and financial stability

By Hung Tran

Money markets would be the first to react to a debt ceiling breach, heightening market turmoil at the wrong time and helping to raise the odds of a severe recession.

Economy & Business Financial Regulation


Apr 27, 2023

The root causes of geopolitical fragmentation

By Hung Tran

Geoeconomic fragmentation is on the rise. Policymakers need to address the root causes: inequality left in the wake of globalization, and the crisis of trust between major countries.

Americas China

Issue Brief

Apr 27, 2023

The NewSpace market: Capital, control, and commercialization

By Robert Murray

Robert Murray considers the commercial space market and key drivers of development as part of Forward Defense's series on "Harnessing Allied Space Capabilities."

China Defense Industry

Issue Brief

Apr 27, 2023

Harnessing allied space capabilities

By Robert Murray, Tiffany Vora, and Nicholas Eftimiades

Forward Defense experts examine how US space strategy can recognize the comparative advantage of allies and partners in space and best harness allied capabilities.

Defense Industry Defense Policy


Apr 26, 2023

Why emerging markets are stocking up on gold

By Phillip Meng

Financial stability concerns, sanctions, and inflation contributed to the largest net purchases of gold in over seventy years last year—raising questions about its potential role in de-dollarization.

Africa Americas

In the News

Apr 14, 2023

Event with Ghana’s Minister of finance and economy planning, Ken Ofori-Atta, was quoted in the New York Times

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Africa Economy & Business

In the News

Apr 13, 2023

Lipsky quoted in the Washington Post on how geoeconomic fragmentation is affecting debt relief efforts

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Economy & Business International Financial Institutions