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November 19, 2004

Greenspan, part II

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan was careful to frame the risk created by rising US external debt for foreigners investing in the US (and in the process financing the US current account …

October 18, 2005

Financial Markets
This week’s WSJ Econoblog is on Bretton Woods II

Mike Dooley of Deutsche Bank and UCSB makes the case that the new Bretton Woods system of fixed or heavily managed exchange rates on the "periphery" makes large (though not necessarily growing) curre…

May 17, 2007

Economics
Visiting Bolivia (part II)

Everyone in Bolivia is focusing on the shift toward "participatory democracy," from the previous "representative democracy." Some embrace this change enthusiastically, while others view it warily. Wh…

January 21, 2009

Brazil
TARP II

Financial stocks plunged this week, renewing the debate over how to fix the banking system. The Treasury’s remaining $350 billion in TARP funds would be enough to buy the existing common equity of …

TARP II

November 15, 2010

United States
Egypt Week in Washington? Part II

I had been planning on posting something about Iran this week even though it is beyond my “from the Potomac to the Euphrates” writ, but I feel compelled to return to last Monday’s post “Egypt Week …

Egypt Week in Washington? Part II

January 14, 2011

Politics and Government
The Last Days of Ben Ali II: Losing His Military Mojo?

Tunisians shout slogans as they demonstrate against Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in Tunis; January 14, 2011 (Zoubeir Souissi/Courtesy Reuters)   Over the last few days, I have been gl…

The Last Days of Ben Ali II: Losing His Military Mojo?

January 26, 2011

Egypt
Egypt Update II

No way to confirm: Reports that the army has taken over for the police in Suez.

March 30, 2011

Defense and Security
Is Operation Odyssey Dawn Constitutional? Part II

Vehicles belonging to Qaddafi forces explode after an air strike by coalition planes along a road between Benghazi and Ajdabiya on March 20, 2011. (Goran Tomasevic/courtesy Reuters) Last week I wrot…

Vehicles belonging to forces loyal to Qaddafi explode after an air strike by coalition forces, along a road between Benghazi and Ajdabiyah on March 20, 2011. (Goran Tomasevic/courtesy Reuters)

May 3, 2011

Fossil Fuels
Are Speculators to Blame for High Oil Prices? Part II

I received some thoughtful (offline) responses to my post yesterday on the impact of speculators on oil prices – or, to be more precise, the relationship between financial and physical oil markets. O…

June 13, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Can Bahrain Save Itself, Part II

On June 3 I wrote here about some good news from Bahrain. The king had lifted the state of emergency and called for dialogue, the main opposition group Al Wefaq had accepted the request, and the fore…