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October 2, 2017

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Before Maria Puerto Rico Before Maria

My new discussion paper with Greg Makoff on economic and demographic trends in Puerto Rico.

December 6, 2011

Elections and Voting
Understanding Putin’s Setback

The sharp drop in support for the ruling United Russia party in parliamentary elections reflects growing public discontent with Vladimir Putin’s decision to seek the presidency again next year, says …

September 27, 2017

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rican and U.S. Flags Puerto Rico After Maria: Initial Thoughts on the Fiscal and Economic Implications

Puerto Rico faced immense challenges even before the devastation from Hurricane Maria. Its economy is 15 percent smaller now than it was ten years ago, and the latest high frequency indicators from t…

October 10, 2017

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Update: PROMESA, Population Trends, Risks to the Fiscal and Economic Plan—and Now Maria

A new report from the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), co-authored by Brad W. Setser and Gregory Makoff.

October 26, 2017

Puerto Rico
Tesla installs solar power at children's hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico Repowering Puerto Rico with Solar a Worthwhile Goal, But Harder Than It Sounds

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, there is an opportunity for Puerto Rico to reconstruct its energy infrastructure to be more resilient and efficient. However, if short-term rebuilding is prioritized o…

November 1, 2017

Cybersecurity
CFR Tracker Documents Rise in States Sponsoring Cyberattacks

The number of countries sponsoring cyber operations is rising, reveals a new Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Cyber Operations Tracker that catalogs nearly two hundred state-sponsored cyber inciden…

October 27, 2017

Immigration and Migration
U.S. Border Patrol Agent/Checkpoint The Big Lie: Does DHS Really Have to Deport a Ten-Year-Old with Cerebral Palsy?

President Donald Trump’s flexibility with facts is so often on display that it can become exhausting just trying to correct all the misinformation coming out of his administration. But I have a nomin…