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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

October 15, 2018

Southeast Asia
Bolsonaro Ascendant II: More Lessons From Rodrigo Duterte’s Rise

Last week, following Jair Bolsonaro’s performance in the first round of Brazil’s presidential elections, when bolson exceeded predictions and won 46 percent of the first round vote, this column exami…

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September 22, 2017

Qatar
Weekend Listening: The Gulf Crisis, Not Just My Hijab Part I and Part II

Marc Lynch and Kristian Coates Ulrichsen break down the crisis in the Gulf. Four stories about Middle Eastern women and their hijabs.

Doha, Qatar

August 20, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
The Cease Fire That Broke Itself, Part II

In a recent post, found here, I noted the widespread failure of news media sites to say straightforwardly that Hamas has broken several cease fires. This just happened again, so herewith a couple of …

March 13, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Mercenaries in Nigeria, Part II

With the detailed March 13 New York Times story on the presence of mercenaries in Nigeria, further comment is required. The image of white mercenaries atop armed personnel carriers and flying helico…

South African Mercenaries

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…

August 1, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Syria by the Numbers II

Length of Conflict 17 months Deaths Total opposition deaths: 17,778 - 22,601 Civilians: 16,032 - 20,958 Children: 1662 - 1754 Opposition military: 1643 - 1746 Deaths by Province Homs: 5670 - …

A man writes names on fresh graves of people whom activists say were killed by forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar al-Assad, after their funeral at the Qusseer neighbourhood of Homs on July 19, 2012 (Courtesy Reuters).

January 26, 2011

Egypt
Egypt Update II

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

March 11, 2013

Development
Question of the Week: Inequality Part II

How does inequality affect economic growth? Question of the Week posts review important questions and controversies in global development by providing background information and links to a full spec…

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