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December 18, 2016

United States
The Next Ambassador to Israel

President-Elect Trump’s choice of David M. Friedman as his ambassador to Israel has occasioned both appropriate news coverage, and a barrage of nasty, ignorant, politically biased comments. Most o…

January 5, 2015

Mexico
 Elections to Watch in 2015

The region will hold just two presidential elections this year, choosing new leaders in Guatemala and Argentina. More prevalent will be congressional and local elections. Midterms in Mexico, Venezuel…

September 12, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Realism and Democracy

A personal story of the development of U.S. human rights policy in the last forty years and an argument, both "realist" and principled, for supporting the expansion of democracy in the Middle East.

May 22, 2009

Monetary Policy
fedbalancesheet Fed’s Exit Strategy

Some assets on the Fed's balance sheet are short-term credits than could be withdrawn easily if confidence in financial institutions returns, but the Fed has also been buying longer term assets tha…

October 1, 2008

Monetary Policy
Fed Balance Sheet Troubles Fed Balance Sheet Troubles

The U.S. Senate passed Paulson’s $700 billion rescue plan three days after the House rejected it. The House is expected to vote again on Friday. While the political maneuvering continues, the Feder…

April 7, 2011

Economics
Mexico’s Total Factor Productivity Compared to Latin America and Asian Tigers (Source: Augusto de la Torre and Ana Cusolito, Reviving Competition in Mexico’s Economy

In trying to explain why Mexico isn’t growing quickly, or "why it isn’t rich" as Gordon Hanson puts it in a great paper, there is much talk about economic concentration -- the monopolies and oligopol…

August 9, 2011

Economics
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents usher Fabio Ochoa, Colombian drug kingpin, to an awaiting vehicle following his extradition from Colombia to  Florida, September 8, 2001(Courtesy Reuters). Drug Cartel Fragmentation and Violence

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents usher Fabio Ochoa, Colombian drug kingpin, to an awaiting vehicle following his extradition from Colombia to Florida, September 8, 2001(Courtesy Reuters). …

October 1, 2014

Americas
Amid Global Disorder, North America Should Tighten Bonds

It is time for the United States, Canada, and Mexico to take integration to the next level, coordinating more closely on energy, security, and trade policy, says Robert Zoellick, co-chair of a new CF…