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May 11, 2008

Monetary Policy
Taking stock of the dollar’s global role

Peter Goodman looks at the dollar – and the growing dollar reserves of emerging market central banks -- in today’s New York Times. He captures the poles of the debate well. Ken Rogoff argues that…

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September 8, 2009

Immigration and Migration
American Foreign Policy: Regional Perspectives

In May 2009 I participated in a workshop entitled “American Foreign Policy: Regional Perspectives” sponsored by the Naval War College.

American Foreign Policy: Regional Perspectives

May 9, 2011

Nigeria
The American University of Nigeria

Flags fly in front of Peter Okocha Hall at the American University of Nigeria (AUN). (Photo Courtesy of AUN) Tomorrow I leave for Nigeria to participate in a meeting of the board of the American Uni…

Flags fly in front of the Arts and Sciences Building, American University of Nigeria (AUN). Photo Courtesy AUN.

June 1, 2011

Intelligence
Osama Bin Laden’s Death: One Month Later

Tomorrow marks the one month anniversary of President Barack Obama’s appearance before the nation to announce that “the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama bin Laden.” Accordin…

Osama Bin Laden’s Death: One Month Later

June 17, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Weekend Reading

People wave Egyptian flags during a pro-democracy rally at Tahrir Square, in Cairo (Peter Andrews/Courtesy Reuters) I will be blogging from Cairo all next week. In the meantime, enjoy this week’s in…

Weekend Reading

July 11, 2011

China
Time for the United States to Learn from China

Employees decorate a Buick Regal car at a General Motors auto dealership in Suining, Sichuan province on November 18, 2010. (Stringer Shanghai/Courtesy Reuters) The United States has spent over thir…

Employees decorate a Buick Regal car at a General Motors auto dealership in Suining, Sichuan province on November 18, 2010.

August 2, 2011

China
ASEAN Kicks the South China Sea Dispute down the Road

Anti-China protesters hold a Vietnamese flag (top) and a Chinese flag with an image of the pirate skull and crossbones (bottom) during a demonstration around Hoan Kiem lake in Hanoi July 24, 2011. (P…

Anti-China protesters hold a Vietnamese flag (top) and a Chinese flag with an image of the pirate skull and crossbones (bottom) during a demonstration around Hoan Kiem lake in Hanoi July 24, 2011.

September 1, 2011

Climate Change
Separating Fact from Fiction on Keystone XL

Opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline, which would move diluted bitumen from the Canadian oil sands to the Gulf Coast, has come into full force over the past couple weeks, with over five hundred peo…

September 9, 2011

You Might Have Missed

U.S. President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney meet at the White House on January 29, 2008 (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters).   - Julian E. Barnes, Adam Entous,  Siobhan Gorman, “U.S. Eyes…

U.S. President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney meet at the White House on January 29, 2008 (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters).

September 23, 2011

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Drones, Drones, Drones

Lt. Col. Geoffrey Barnes, Detachment 1 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Attack Squadron commander, performs a pre-flight inspection of an MQ-1B Predator unmanned drone aircraft on September 3, 2008 …

Lt. Col. Geoffrey Barnes, Detachment 1 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Attack Squadron commander, performs a pre-flight inspection of an MQ-1B Predator unmanned drone aircraft on September 3, 2008 (Christopher Griffin/Courtesy Reuters).