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August 1, 2016

Cyber Net Politics CFR Blaming Russia For the DNC Hack Is Almost Too Easy

Dr. Sandro Gaycken is the Director of the Digital Society Institute, a former hacktivist, and a strategic advisor to NATO, some German DAX-companies and the German government on cyber matters. The h…

May 15, 2014

North Korea
6PT 2006 Is It Really Possible To Get Back To Six Party Talks?

At her joint press conference with President Barack Obama last month in Seoul, South Korean president Park Geun-hye stated against the backdrop of apparent preparations by North Korea to conduct a fo…

April 19, 2013

Members of the People's Liberation Army guard of honour stand with red flags during an official welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing on April 15, 2013. (Courtesy Reuters/Jason Lee) Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of April 19, 2013

Sharone Tobias and Will Piekos look at the top five stories in Asia this week. 1. China released a white paper on defense on Tuesday. The 2013 National Defense White Paper blamed Japan and the Unite…

August 11, 2011

United States
Cybertheft and the U.S. Economy

The steady theft of U.S. intellectual property by foreign cyberattackers could mean decreased economic growth, reduced competitiveness, and loss of jobs, says McAfee cybersecurity expert Dmitri Alper…

January 22, 2010

China-DPRK Relations: A Return to a Strategic Relationship?

Following North Korea’s second nuclear test in May of 2009, Chinese analysts did not hide their frustration with Pyongyang. China signed on to a robust UN Security Council resolution condemning the t…

October 21, 2007

Definitive evidence the RMB is undervalued?

Chinese exports to India grew by 67.5% in the first three quarters of 2007.  Bloomberg, last week:"Exports to the U.S. rose 15.8 percent in the first nine months from a year earlier and those to Euro…

April 19, 2009

(Green) bamboo shoots? (Green) bamboo shoots?

Economists scouring the globe for highs of hope (or at least a slower rate of decline) have found a few green shoots in China. A smaller fall in the March import data. A faster y/y rise in indus…

September 23, 2008

Financial Markets
Sharing upside and downside risk ...

Sovereign wealth funds have invested about $35b in US financial institutions. Adding in Qatar’s investment in Barclays and Singapore’s investment (through the GIC) in UBS brings the total up sover…

January 10, 2008

cny_euro_dollar.jpg Stealth appreciation? Or steady depreciation? Take your pick

The pace of RMB appreciation against the dollar has picked up recently. China presumably didn’t let its currency rise just because its trade surplus --which rose from $177.5b in 2006 to $262.2b in 20…

August 10, 2008

’china-value-added-in-exports-1.JPG’ Value-added in China’s export sector and China’s exposure to a global slump

Mark Thoma linked to a VoxEU article summarizing new work by Robert Koopman, Zhi Wang and Shang-Jin Wei on the "Chinese value-added" of China’s exports. They find that the Chinese value-added in C…