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March 11, 2013

Infrastructure
A Cargo ship, Champion Express waits to pass through the Miraflores Locks in the Panama Canal, in Panama City Policy Initiative Spotlight: Teddy’s Big Ditch Grows Deeper

This summer, a billion-dollar project will begin to raise the road deck of the Bayonne Bridge that links Staten Island to Jersey City, and provides access to Manhattan via the Holland Tunnel. The pro…

August 29, 2017

United States
A Louisville, Kentucky, monument to a Confederate officer vandalized in August. Why Battles Over Memory Rage On

Protests over the removal of Confederate monuments show that the U.S. Civil War’s emancipatory purpose remains contested a century and a half later.

January 29, 2009

Monetary Policy
Read Dean, Areddy and Ng on the management of China’s reserves during the crisis

Dean, Areddy and Ng key their story off Wen’s criticism of US economic management. But it is really much more about the political fallout inside China from China’s losses on investments that they c…

April 17, 2018

China
Play Dwight D. Eisenhower sitting in the back of a jeep with General George C. Marshall 'The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945–1947'

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan discusses his new book, The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945-1947, a narrative history of a hugely consequential, but largely forgotten episode in the history…

February 20, 2017

Elections and Voting
The Presidential Seal in the White House in Washington TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-four men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. If you are lucky enough…

October 12, 2017

Ireland
Play In The Name of Peace A Discussion on the Northern Ireland Peace Process

Panelists discuss the relative success of the Northern Ireland peace process almost twenty years since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.

November 19, 2013

Palestinian Territories
Palestinians From Syria: The Worst Treatment of All

There are over 500,000 Palestinian "refugees" in Syria, as counted by the UN agency handling Palestinian "refugees," the UN Relief and Works Agency or UNRWA. The quotation marks are especially apt in…

September 13, 2016

Oceans and Seas
rtx2nu9t_blog America’s Stakes in the Oceans Go Well beyond the South China Sea

This week the Chinese and Russian navies launched eight days of war games in the South China Sea. For Beijing, it’s a chance to brush off the July ruling by an international tribunal dismissing the m…

February 15, 2016

Presidents TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-three men—and they have all been men, though that may change next January 20—who have been president on Presidents’ Day by posti…