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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 4, 2018

South Korea
A model poses with a Samsung smartphone. South Korea’s Chaebol Challenge

South Korea’s megaconglomerates have helped lift the country out of poverty, but their extraordinary influence could put the health of the Korean economy at risk.

May 3, 2018

China
The Rising Bilateral Deficit with China and the Negotiations Over China 2025 The Rising Bilateral Deficit with China and the Negotiations Over China 2025

A short review of the March U.S. trade data and a lot of speculation about the arc of the Sino-American economic relationship in light of the non-negotiability of Made in China 2025.

April 25, 2018

Ireland
Irish Flag and Apple Logo Tax Avoidance and the Irish Balance of Payments

At this point, profit shifting by multinational corporations doesn’t distort Ireland’s balance of payments; it constitutes Ireland’s balance of payments.

April 20, 2018

Cybersecurity
Telegram Cyber Week in Review: April 20, 2018

This week: Telegram is banned in Russia, U.S. companies are banned from selling to ZTE, Google bans domain-fronting, and Russia called out for hacking into routers. 

October 30, 2017

United States
Apple’s Exports Aren’t Missing: They Are in Ireland Apple’s Exports Aren’t Missing: They Are in Ireland

Goods made in China flow through Ireland before returning to China, and the many other ways tax influences the balance of payments.

March 30, 2018

Cybersecurity
Huawei Cyber Week in Review: March 30, 2018

This week: Huawei in the crosshairs (again), Apple gloats over Facebook's woes, scrutinizing the FBI's actions in the San Bernardino iPhone case, and ransomware in Atlanta. 

March 2, 2018

United States
Brad Smith Cyber Week in Review: March 2, 2018

This week: the Microsoft-Ireland case, Apple hands over the keys to China, and a compromise of German government networks. 

February 16, 2018

United States
Mapping Capital Flows Into the U.S. Over the Last Thirty Years Mapping Capital Flows Into the U.S. Over the Last Thirty Years

Up until 2014, the growth in central bank dollar reserves closely mapped to the increase in U.S. net external debt. The past few years have been different: for the first time in a long time, yield-st…

February 12, 2018

Intelligence
CFS Leitrim The Intelligence Collection Implications of the CLOUD Act

The CLOUD Act is supposed to help foreign law enforcement investigate crime. It could also help foreign countries spy on each other.