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June 14, 2018

Laos
A Great Place to Have a War Teaching Notes A Great Place to Have a War

Teaching Notes for A Great Place to Have a War, written by CFR Senior Fellow Joshua Kurlantzick, on the story of the CIA's covert war in Laos during the Vietnam War.

May 11, 2018

Eurozone
Ireland Exports its Leprechaun Ireland Exports its Leprechaun

Irish tax distortions have a material impact on aggregate eurozone economic data.

May 8, 2018

China
Disaggregating the Fall in China's Current Account Surplus Since 2007 Disaggregating the Fall in China's Current Account Surplus Since 2007

China's current account surplus is almost certainly about $100 billion larger than officially reported, and the falling current account surplus masks a persistent manufacturing surplus.

February 9, 2018

United States
The Impact of Tax Arbitrage on the U.S. Balance of Payments The Impact of Tax Arbitrage on the U.S. Balance of Payments

I sat down with the FT's Matt Klein for an Alphachat podcast on the international provisions in the December tax reform.

September 20, 2011

Sierra Leone
A Conversation with Ernest Bai Koroma and Alassane Ouattara

Ernest Bai Koroma, president of Sierra Leone, and Alassane Ouattara, president of Côted'Ivoire, discuss the post-conflict growth of their respective countries, as well as their individual involvement…

September 20, 2011

Sierra Leone
A Conversation with Ernest Bai Koroma and Alassane Ouattara

This meeting is cosponsored with the Africa-America Institute.Please join the Presidents of Côte d'Ivoire and Sierra Leone as they discuss the challenges of post-conflict governance in Africa.Related…

November 16, 2017

Cybersecurity
NSA Grading the New Vulnerabilities Equities Policy: Pass

The new vulnerabilities equities process gets a passing grade but there is still room for improvement. 

November 6, 2017

Japan
Abenomics and the Long Legacy of the Consumption Tax Hike Abenomics and the Long Legacy of the Consumption Tax Hike

Abe's consumption tax hike stalled what until then had been a demand led recovery, leading to a three year period with no growth in domestic demand. 

August 11, 2017

Cybersecurity
ASEAN Cyber Week in Review: August 11, 2017

This week: cyber in ASEAN, quantum computing in China, cybersecurity regulations in the United Kingdom, and election hacking allegations in Kenya.

May 20, 2017

United States
Quiet American Set Ten More Vietnam War Movies

Two years ago I posted my picks for the "Top Ten Vietnam War Movies." As I noted earlier this month, whenever you post a list you are inviting people to point out what you missed. Since today is the …