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May 26, 2008

Libya Shunning the Dollar?

This post is by Rachel Ziemba, filling in for Brad Setser. I want to thank Brad for giving me the chance to guest blog again. With oil futures staying above $130 a barrel - the links between dollar…

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April 11, 2011

Politics and Government
Campaign 2012: Hello Mitt Romney, GOP Presidential Candidate

Mitt Romney shakes hands after speaking to an audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference meeting in Washington on February 11, 2011. (Larry Downing/courtesy Reuters) The United States …

Campaign 2012: Hello Mitt Romney, GOP Presidential Candidate

March 25, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Is Operation Odyssey Dawn Going to End Well?

A French fighter jet prepares to land at its military air base on the island of Corsica where France runs its military operation against Libya. (Jean-Paul Pelissier/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold…

A French fighter jet prepares to land at the military air base on the island of Corsica where France runs its military operation against Libya. (Jean-Paul Pelissier/courtsey Reuters)

March 21, 2011

Politics and Government
Campaign 2012: Hello Tim Pawlenty, GOP Presidential Candidate

Tim Pawlenty speaks during the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's Spring Event on March 8, 2011. (Brian Frank/courtesy Reuters) Only one Big Ten university has ever graduated an American preside…

Tim Pawlenty speaks during the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Spring Event at Point of Grace Church in Waukee, Iowa on March 8, 2011.

February 25, 2011

Politics and Government
Friday File: Washington Braces for the Showdown over the Government Shutdown

Senate Budget Committee Ranking member Jeff Sessions and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan speak in response to President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2010 budget in Washington. (Jason Reed…

Senate Budget Committee Ranking member Jeff Sessions and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan speak in response to President Barack Obama’s Fiscal Year 2010 budget in Washington

February 28, 2011

Political Movements
Fathers and Sons

Saif al-Islam, son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, gestures as he speaks during an interview on state television, in this still image taken from video on February 24, 2011 (Reuters/Courtesy Reuters…

Fathers and Sons

March 24, 2011

North Korea
The “Libya Model” and What’s Next in North Korea

A billboard depicting North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is seen through the fence of the North Korea embassy in Beijing January 21, 2011. (Jason Lee/Courtesy Reuters) While the events of the past week…

A billboard depicting North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is seen through the fence of the North Korea embassy in Beijing January 21, 2011.

March 15, 2011

Defense and Security
Can Polls Be Trusted?

A child stands next to an anti-Qaddafi graffiti in the main square of Tobruk on March 15, 2011. (Asmaa Waguih/courtesy Reuters) Can polls be trusted? My post yesterday on the Pew poll on Libya drew …

Can Polls Be Trusted?

March 3, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The World Next Week: Should the United States Intervene in Libya?

President Barack Obama speaks about Libya as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listens in the White House in Washington. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) The podcast for The World Next Week is up…

President Barack Obama speaks about Libya as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listens in the White House in Washington

April 15, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Pathway to Peace or Mangled Mission in Libya?

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy greets Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron at the Elysee Palace in Paris on April 13, 2011. (Philippe Wojazer/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Barack O…

France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) greets Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron at the Elysee Palace in Paris on April 13, 2011