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September 1, 2016

Banking
Responding to AIIB

Overview Last year’s launch of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)—a new multilateral development bank with fifty-seven sovereign members, among them some of the United States’ closest…

October 20, 2009

Media
Trying to Part the Iron Curtain

As part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary initiative current and former fellows discuss the stories that have had the most impact and present ideas for sustaining serious inte…

January 7, 2016

Trade
Transcanada Pipes RTR4E84D The Keystone Pipeline May be Dead, But Here's How it Could Blow up the TPP

So much for the U.S.-Canada honeymoon. With the election in October of the new Liberal prime minister Justin Trudeau, both Washington and Ottawa had hoped to put behind them several years of poor rel…

February 9, 2016

Americas
A demonstrator holds a scarf during a march to demand for the resignation of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez in Tegucigalpa August 14, 2015. Thousands of protesters have been continuing demonstrations in Tegucigalpa, calling for the resignation of Hernandez over a $200 million corruption scandal at the Honduran Institute of Social Security (Jorge Cabrera/Reuters). The Political Salience of Latin Americans’ Perceptions of Corruption

Once a year, policymakers and the press are forcibly reminded of the terrible costs of corruption. This year, it fell on January 27, when Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CP…

February 9, 2016

Americas
A demonstrator holds a scarf during a march to demand for the resignation of Honduran President Hernandez in Tegucigalpa The Political Salience of Latin Americans’ Perceptions of Corruption

Once a year, policymakers and the press are forcibly reminded of the terrible costs of corruption. This year, it fell on January 27, when Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index (CP…

October 12, 2017

Ireland
Play In The Name of Peace A Discussion on the Northern Ireland Peace Process

Panelists discuss the relative success of the Northern Ireland peace process almost twenty years since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.

January 16, 2014

Syria
Looking Toward Geneva II on Syria

If the Geneva II conference on Syria takes place as scheduled next week, its best outcome would be a green light from Assad’s regime for greater humanitarian relief, says expert Frederic C. Hof.

February 12, 2013

Monetary Policy
Why NGDP Targeting is a Fad Why NGDP Targeting is a Fad

Big-name economists have been lining up to show their support for yet another target-based approach to monetary policy making: nominal gross domestic product level (NGDP) targeting. The basic idea…

September 4, 2013

Syria
How to Weaken the Assad Regime

The United States should cripple the Syrian government’s ability to kill masses of its own people and openly intensify its support to opposition forces, says expert Frederic C. Hof.

May 14, 2013

Syria
The Hard Road to Syrian Peace

The odds of a peaceful power transition emerging from another summit on the Syria crisis are poor, but the U.S.-Russian push for renewed diplomacy is still worthwhile, says expert Frederic C. Hof.