International

Europe’s E. coli Outbreak: The EU Food Safety Regime Under Stress

A rare strain of E. coli raises tensions and questions over the EU response.

The Privatization of Regulation in the World Economy

Private international organizations increasingly set the rules for business activity around the world, but domestic institutions still matter even in setting global rules.

United States and EU Reduce Reliance on Credit Rating Agencies

The SEC eliminates references to CRA ratings from its rules, while the EU increases its oversight of CRAs.

Japan’s Nuclear Disaster Generates Debate Over American Preparedness

Lawmakers study the nuclear disaster in Japan and debate the necessity of improvements to American nuclear safety.

PPR Panel on Outsourcing National Security

Two prominent scholars discuss the federal government’s reliance on private firms to carry out national defense functions.

Davos World Economic Forum Focuses on Transparency

Davos World Economic Forum generates support for government transparency, but divides remain over private sector transparency.