January 24, 2018Turkey
Nearly a century of mistrust of America and an obsession with defeating the Kurds sparked its operation in Afrin.
January 16, 2018Egypt
Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia are close to armed conflict over a Nile dam project; so far the United States is ignoring them.
January 8, 2018Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
While the media focuses on Trump, Netanyahu imposes a “solution”: There will never be a Palestinian state.
February 20, 2018India
This guest post is co-authored by Joshua Busby, associate professor of public affairs at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the LBJ School at the University of Texas a…
February 16, 2018United States
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 15, 2018United States
It looks like a combination of tax cuts and spending increases will raise the U.S. fiscal deficit by about 2 percentage points of GDP (that’s the number Krugman used; Goldman’s US economics team puts…
February 15, 2018Europe
One important reason no one talks about Puerto Rico leaving the “dollar zone” is that the island’s banks have minimal exposure to its government’s debt. There is thus no need even to consider int…