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October 2, 2014

Middle East and North Africa
The President and the New Housing in Jerusalem

In December 2012, the Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee announced a major new housing project. In an area of east Jerusalem called Givat Hamatos, 2600 units would be built. Of some s…

August 4, 2011

Guest Post: Clash of Interpretations: Was the UN "Attacked"? Guest Post: Clash of Interpretations: Was the UN "Attacked"?

People use computers in an internet cafe in Shanghai. (Nir Elias/ Courtesy Reuters). After the release of a report this week revealing significant gaps in cybersecurity among states, the p…

September 8, 2011

Israel
Among the Protesters in Israel Among the Protesters in Israel

An Israeli protester chats to an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man near tents pitched on Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard as part of a demonstration (Nir Elias/Courtesy Reuters) Enjoy the guest post today fr…

June 1, 2011

China
A boy from northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region gets first aid for cigarette-burn wounds in the Baoji Xinxing Aid for Street Kids at Baoji, Northwest China’s Shaanxi province on July 18, 2007. Baoji Xinxing Aid for Street Kids is a Chinese NGO fully funded by donations and provides clothing, food, accommodation, and basic health for street kids from all over China. The Global Fund, China, and Civil Society

A boy from northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region gets first aid for cigarette-burn wounds in the Baoji Xinxing Aid for Street Kids at Baoji in Northwest China's Shaanxi province…

January 2, 2011

China
Asia’s Business in 2010 (and 2011)? Still Business! Asia’s Business in 2010 (and 2011)? Still Business!

Shanghai's early-morning skyline. (Nir Elias/Courtesy Reuters) What was the top Asia story of 2010? My colleagues, Liz and Adam, posted their own "top ten" list last week. I hate to disagree wi…

January 10, 2011

Israel
Guest Post: A Capital For One State, or Two? Guest Post: A Capital For One State, or Two?

Palestinians watch as an excavator demolishes the Shepherd Hotel in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem on January 9, 2011 (Ronen Zvulun/Courtesy of Reuters) Guest post today.  My coll…

November 11, 2008

Financial Markets
Give me yield, give me leverage, give me return Give me yield, give me leverage, give me return

“Give me yield, give me leverage, give me return” perfectly sums up how Wall Street bought itself close to financial ruin. JP Morgan’s William Winters didn’t just create help to create CDOs. H…

January 6, 2008

Economics
Looking back at the top macroeconomic and financial stories of 2007, and looking forward to 2008

Here is my list of the top five stories of 2007 - and some things that I’ll be watching in 2008. What did I miss?1. The "subprime" crisis. The credibility of Wall Street’s financial engineering …