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August 15, 2007

Monetary Policy
Hank Paulson and W (heart) foreign central banks

Three numbers from today’s TIC data release: Net recorded inflows to the US in June:  $58.8bNet official inflows: $58.2bNet private inflows: $0.7b Kind of destroys the illusion that t…

September 13, 2006

China
Will the good cop (Hank Paulson) get results …

Hank Paulson delivered his big speech on “the international economic system” today.    It was mostly about China.   That is not a surprise.  He is going to China next week. It makes sense too.   The …

December 15, 2016

Climate Change
The Googleplex, Google's corporate headquarters, generates much of its power from rooftop solar installations (Reuters/Erin Siegel) Under Trump, Private Sector May Lead U.S. Climate Action

This post is authored by Shayle Kann, the head of GTM Research and Senior Vice President at Greentech Media: a Wood Mackenzie Business. As the inauguration of President Donald Trump approaches, th…

January 9, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Road Not Taken

In chronicling the adventurous life of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, The Road Not Taken definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam War.

July 18, 2013

Defense and Security
corruption - mexico - LAM Corruption in Mexico

Follow Mexico’s headlines and you will see an uptick in high-level corruption cases. In this piece for Huffington Post, I discuss how Mexico has gotten better at exposing corruption but also why it s…

January 3, 2012

Iran’s Central Bank: a Lesson

In 2011 Congress forced a reluctant Obama Administration into tougher sanctions against Iran than it desired. One of the toughest required U.S. sanctions against Iran’s Central Bank. This is an old …

September 18, 2016

China
China Can Now Organize Its Own (Financial) Coalitions of the Willing

Just before the global financial crisis, I wrote a paper on the geostrategic implications of the United States’ growing external debt—and specifically about the fact that the U.S.’s main external cre…

July 6, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau: The Road Ahead

This is a guest post by Russell Hanks. Mr. Hanks is a national security professional and a retired diplomat with the U.S. Department of State. Guinea-Bissau has a new government, or not, only a few …

July 1, 2016

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: Happy Fourth of July

Monday is the Fourth of July. It’s the nation’s 240th birthday. Campaign 2016 has clearly enflamed divisions here at home. So here’s to hoping that the next few days provide an occasion to remember w…