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November 15, 2004

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Islam in a Changing World

Speaker: Olivier Roy, professor, L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales; senior research, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique; author, "Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Umma" …

May 7, 2007

Development
Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, and the Economics of Growth and Prosperity

Watch Robert E. Litan and Carl J. Schramm of Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation discuss their recent book, Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, and the Economics of Growth and Prosperity.

May 7, 2007

Development
Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism: And the Economics of Growth and Prosperity

In their new book, authors Robert Litan and Carl Schramm document four different varieties of capitalism, some good and some bad for growth.  They examine how countries catching up to the United Stat…

December 10, 2007

Conflict Prevention
Symposium on the Future of Conflict Prevention: Session 1: Keynote Address by Terje Roed-Larsen

Watch Terje Roed-Larsen, president of the International Peace Academy, discuss the challenges facing conflict prevention efforts in the Middle East.

June 29, 2007

Monetary Policy
Where is China? The puzzling q1 COFER data on global reserve growth

China reported a $135.7b increase in its reserves in q1.    China doesn’t report the currency composition of its reserves to the IMF.  Its reserve total consequently usually appears in the “unalloc…

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November 28, 2007

Financial Markets
What should replace the Gulf’s peg to the dollar? More on my Peterson institute policy brief

Oil and the dollar have not consistently moved in the same direction over the past ten years.     In 1997/1998, oil tanked and the dollar soared.In 2000, oil and the dollar both rose – in large par…

December 9, 2007

Financial Markets
The GCC revaluation watch continues …

The GCC leaders didn't agree to change the GCC's peg to the dollar, but the issue is not dead.  Ahmet Akarli of Goldman writes: Bahrain Foreign Minister Al-Khalifa told Reuters on Sunday tha…

May 12, 2008

Capital Flows
Sovereign Economic Development Funds ….

Sovereign funds argue that they are only interested in financial returns. And to be sure, they do care about financial returns. Losing money generally isn’t good for a sovereign fund’s long-term h…

April 24, 2008

Capital Flows
Adapting to the state’s growing role in global equity markets

Central bank purchases of traditional reserve assets still dwarf sovereign wealth fund purchases of riskier assets -- as well as central bank purchases of equities. But over time, it is reasonable …