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January 5, 2006

De-internationalization of the Wall Street Journal?

The Wall Street Journal is dropping the "International" page of its US edition.  "International coverage" is now - according to the publisher - fully integrated into the Journal's coverage of all…

November 26, 2006

Monetary Policy
Does China’s (de facto) dollar peg limit China’s capacity to diversify its reserves?

The dollar hasn’t recovered from the Thanksgiving sell-off.   At least not in Asia.   The won is not as strong as it has been since Korea's own crisis back in 1997.   Those with dollar exposure –…

May 8, 2008

Monetary Policy
The de facto nationalization of the global financial system

The US housing bubble. Bursting. The “the triple bubbles in property prices, mortgage debt, and the shadow banking system.” Burst. Soros’ thirty year super-bubble in leverage and financial assets…


March 23, 2009

Monetary Policy
Financial de-globalization, illustrated

The financial world has changed -- even if the scale of the change isn’t obvious in the financial sector’s 2008 bonuses. Here is one indication of the scale of the change: the US government was…

Financial de-globalization, illustrated

April 6, 2009

Monetary Policy
Charting financial de-globalization: private capital flows are falling faster than trade flows

At least for the US. And I would bet globally as well, though global financial flows fell a couple of quarters after private flows to the US. Remember decoupling? In some sense the sharp fall …

Charting financial de-globalization: private capital flows are falling faster than trade flows

February 2, 2011

Treaties and Agreements
TWE Remembers: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Today marks the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo formally ending the Mexican-American War. As you might have guessed, the treaty was signed in Guadalupe Hidalgo, which is…


February 9, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
TWE Remembers: Enrique Dupuy de Lôme

WikiLeaks exposed the private communications of American diplomats to public scrutiny. While we flatter ourselves with the conceit that leaked cables are a new problem, they aren’t. On this day in 18…

de Lome Letter

March 15, 2011

Defense and Security
Justice in Mexico

CFR just released a very thoughtful report by David A. Shirk, “The Drug War in Mexico: Confronting a Shared Threat,” that explores the Mexican government’s capacity to fight organized crime.

Justice in Mexico

March 25, 2011

What We’re Watching in Africa This Week

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July 7, 2011

International Organizations
Security Council Reform in Sight?

Brazilian Foreign Minister Patriota attends a meeting with his Japanese counterpart Matsumoto in Tokyo (Yuriko Nakao/ Courtesy Reuters). After years of inertia, the campaign for UN Security Council …

Security Council Reform in Sight?