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June 14, 2018

United States
Army Birthday 2018 Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army!

The United States Army celebrates its 243nd birthday today. If you see an active duty, former, or retired member of the United States Army today, wish their service Happy Birthday. The Army websit…

July 12, 2017

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Consideration of the Taylor Force Act

Elliott Abrams testified before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, discussing the Taylor Force Act.

April 25, 2018

Indonesia
Prabowo_3.23.2014 Contenders Shaping Up for 2019 Indonesian Presidential Election

Earlier this month, former Lieutenant General Prabowo Subianto, who ran for president against Joko Widodo, or Jokowi, in 2014, announced that he will be a candidate again in 2019, setting up a possib…

April 24, 2018

Brazil
A Petrobras refinery in Cubatao, Brazil. Brazil’s Corruption Fallout

Federal investigators in Brazil have uncovered corruption at the highest levels of the government and in the country’s largest corporations.

July 26, 2016

Brazil
Brazil's David Luiz lies on the pitch after missing a goal during the 2014 World Cup third-place playoff between Brazil and the Netherlands at the Brasilia national stadium Brazil’s Agonizing August

The coming month will be a stressful one for Brazilians. The Olympic opening ceremony on August 5 may have two rival presidents in attendance, killer mosquitoes, pesky media, and now, the potential …

April 14, 2016

Brazil
Brazil’s Impending Hangover - LAM Brazil’s Impending Hangover

After months of suspense, President Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment looks set to proceed in a floor vote in the Chamber of Deputies on Sunday, April 17. At present, impeachment seems more likely than no…

September 30, 2008

Monetary Policy
’opaque-world.PNG’ Dark flows

Many argue that sovereign wealth funds have been a stabilizing force in global markets. I keep wondering how anyone could possibly know. The majority of sovereign funds do not report data on th…

April 11, 2018

Southeast Asia
Thaksin_2.1.2005 Thailand’s Lessons for Democratic Regression: A Review of “Owners of the Map”

It may be hard to believe now, as blustery generals run Thailand, the army busts up gatherings of political opponents, and junta rule—in one form or another—seems like it might never end, but the cou…

April 4, 2018

China
Soybeans being sorted Trump and Xi Agree: Short-Term Gain for Long-Term Pain

Perhaps President Trump will succeed in reducing the bilateral trade deficit with China simply by reducing bilateral trade.

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.