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October 28, 2016

Wars and Conflict
young-woman-tunisia_rtx24f26 Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering from October 21 to October 29, was compil…

October 11, 2016

Asia
nepal-girls-wedding_rtr241r3 International Day of the Girl Child

Today, October 11, 2016, is the International Day of the Girl Child. The focus of this year’s internationally recognized day is “Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls.” The theme r…

July 30, 2009

China
repegged The Yuan

China has long pegged its currency to the Dollar.  After the USD started to depreciate against many currencies in 2002, expectations emerged that China would move away from a tight dollar peg.  Fol…

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Some assets on the Fed's balance sheet are short-term credits than could be withdrawn easily if confidence in financial institutions returns, but the Fed has also been buying longer term assets tha…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 19, 2009

China
2009.10.16.ChinaForiegnAssetChange China’s Dollar Addiction

China has accumulated a massive stock of U.S. dollar reserves in recent years. Statements of concern from China regarding the risk that U.S. economic policy might undermine the future purchasing po…

April 29, 2009

Monetary Policy
The Government Bank The Government Bank

The Fed recently reaffirmed its determination to expand its balance sheet. The crisis has already driven it to take on risky assets such as agency bonds and commercial paper. It has also lent to we…

October 30, 2008

Monetary Policy
Fed Balance Sheet Fed Balance Sheet

Complementing the IMF’s $100 billion liquidity facility, the Federal Reserve has announced the establishment of swap lines with the central banks of Mexico, Brazil, South Korea, and Singapore for u…

September 30, 2008

United States
Bailout Failure Bailout Failure

Markets had their worst day since the 1987 crash following the House vote to reject Paulson’s rescue plan. The Federal Reserve and the Treasury are expected to hold things together through greater …

April 14, 2009

Elections and Voting
India’s Electoral Politics

As the world’s largest democracy goes to the polls, this Backgrounder looks at the laws, major players, and issues, including economic reform, caste, and religion, that have shaped India’s politics.

June 7, 2012

Defense and Security
lindsay krishna 2012 06-07 The World Next Week: U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, U.S. House Recess, and Thomas Lubanga

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the upcoming U.S.-India strategic dialogue; the U.S. House breaking for its Flag Day recess; and the International Criminal Court’s (ICC…