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November 6, 2004

Politics and Government
Bush considering to a tax hike for most Americans?

Isn’t that what a revenue neutral flat tax or a national sales tax implies, particularly one that exempts investment income from any taxation? (as Cheney reportedly is pushing). In all honesty, it …

January 1, 2007

United States
Is Steven Pearlstein right?

Steven Pearlstein’s column “Public debt, private wealth” argues that surge in demand for US financial assets from emerging economies – and overwhelmingly from the governments of emerging economies, n…

June 28, 2011

Guest Post: State Department’s Human Trafficking Report

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Director of National Intelligence Gen. James Clapper attend a meeting of cabinet-l…

Guest Post: State Department’s Human Trafficking Report

May 23, 2011

Cybersecurity
Chinese responses to the International Strategy for Cyberspace

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses the White House Launch of the International Strategy for Cyberspace in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on May 16, 2011. (Lawrence Jackson…

Secretary Clinton at Release of Cyber Strategy

October 3, 2011

Intelligence
Anwar al-Awlaki: What We Learned from His Killing

Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born cleric with ties to al Qaeda's Yemen affiliate, gives a sermon in an undisclosed location in October 2008. After covert military operations are revealed—in this cas…

Anwar al-Awlaki: What We Learned from His Killing

February 18, 2012

United States
A Presidents’ Day Quiz

Monday is Presidents’ Day. To get you in the proper celebratory mood, TWE presents its first Presidents’ Day quiz. You can find links to the quiz answer at the bottom of the post. Yes, you could Goog…

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October 16, 2012

United States
TWE Remembers: Learning More About the Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban missile crisis brought the United States and the Soviet Union closer to nuclear war than any other event during the Cold War. President John F. Kennedy put the odds of war at “somewhere bet…

A U-2 photograph of an MRBM Field Launch Site in San Cristobal, Cuba. (Dino A. Brugioni Collection, The National Security Archive, Washington, DC)

October 22, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
A Revolution Not a Coup d’État

This is a guest post by Janet Goldner, a Senior Fulbright Scholar who has worked in Mali for the past fifteen years.  She works on a variety of grassroots, cultural, and women’s empowerment projects…

 Protesters occupy Mali's presidential palace in the capital Bamako 21/05/2012.

August 26, 2013

International Organizations
Jackson Hole: Future Worries

This year’s Jackson Hole Federal Reserve conference was a decidedly low-key affair given Ben Bernanke’s absence (and Janet Yellen’s successful effort to not make news). Nonetheless, there look to hav…

August 30, 2013

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of August 30, 2013

Will Piekos and Sharone Tobias look at the top stories in Asia this week. 1. The SEC probes JPMorgan amid allegations that it hired Chinese princelings. The U.S. Justice Department and Securities an…

The JP Morgan sign is pictured at its Beijing office, in this picture taken December 13, 2010. A federal bribery investigation into whether JPMorgan Chase & Co. hired the children of key Chinese officials to help it win business is just the latest in a series of legal and regulatory headaches. (Jason Lee/Courtesy Reuters)