Paul appears several times in this documentary about the Asian Financial Crisis, aired on ARTE, July 19, 2022.

Interviewed on NHK World TV about US-China trade issues on January 5, 2022, Aug. 28, 2020, and Dec. 16, 2019.

Interviewed on BBC World Service regarding the Trump-Xi meeting at G-20 summit in Osaka, June 29, 2019.

Interviewed on NHK World's "Newsroom Tokyo" program about the US-China trade war, December 3, 2018

Cited in Financial Times, "How Europe Invented Too Big to Fail in Greece" (Martin Sandbu's Free Lunch), July 13, 2015
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"So much for the kizuna [bonding] of the Japanese people," Shukan Gendai, April 16, 2012

"Where Did Kizuna [bonding] Go?" Sankei Shimbun, March 19, 2012



"What a Pity that Foreigners Overreacted," Yomiuri Shimbun, April 7, 2011



The Past and Future Of the World's

Dominant Currency

Yale University Press


"Excellent...A fascinating, detailed account of the history of tensions in America's trade relationship with China."

--The Economist

"A wonderful journalistic job...a very important book on a very important subject."

--Martin Wolf's "economics reading list" in the Financial Times

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"Paul Blustein has achieved the improbable. He has written a riveting thriller about the International Monetary Fund. Even more improbable is that it is not a work of fiction."

--Financial Times

"Gripping, often frightening...should be read by anyone wanting to understand, from the inside, how the international financial system really works."

--The Economist

"An absorbing tale of hope, folly, and betrayal [and] an authoritative account of [Argentina's] unraveling."

--The Los Angeles Times

"A shimmering, essential read for those seeking a deeper and more nuanced perspective on the modern commerce of nations." --The Washington Post

“Using confidential documents, interviews and financial forensics, Mr. Blustein reveals — in often unflattering detail — the efforts of the world’s financial leaders as they scramble to repair the badly-broken global economy.” -- The Wall Street Journal

"Authoritative and detailed....Blustein marshals impressive research." --Foreign Affairs