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December 15, 2017

United States
world events 2017 Ten Most Significant World Events in 2017

Last year a lot of people were asking if 2016 was the worst year ever. (It wasn’t.) I haven’t seen anyone making similar claims about 2017, but that doesn’t mean that this year didn’t produce its sha…

September 22, 2017

Thailand
A Follow-up on the Thai Baht A Follow-up on the Thai Baht

Most countries intervene to limit appreciation, not directly to depreciate their currency. And limiting appreciation is a problem when the country has a large external surplus.

January 30, 2018

Trade
Play Scott Peters The View on Trade: From Federal to State Levels

Representative Scott Peters (D-CA) discusses the future of international trade policy, the next steps he would like to pursue for the state of California, and his perspective on the role of states in…

January 9, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Podcast Women's land rights - India Women's Land Rights

Leading international institutions and private sector corporations have concluded that women’s economic participation is critical to global growth and prosperity. However, today nearly 90 percent of …

November 15, 2016

Energy and Climate Policy
Donald Trump speaks to supporters in Charleston, West Virginia as the Republican presidential candidate in May 2016 (Reuters/Chris Tilley) Climate Change and U.S. Leadership Under President Trump

This guest post was written by Lindsay Iversen, associate director of climate and resources at the Council on Foreign Relations. In the week since Donald Trump’s election, the energy and environment…

November 4, 2016

China
choi-soon-sil-south-korea-scandal Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of November 4, 2016

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. South Korean president makes second public apology. On Friday, President Park Geun-hye of…

December 6, 2017

United States
Play Burr A Conversation with Richard Burr

This is the keynote session of the Hacked Elections, Online Influence Operations, and the Threat to Democracy symposium. 

November 26, 2013

Iran
Is The Iran Deal Really a Deal at All?

There are many arguments today about the substance of the agreement between Iran and the P5+1. But there is a prior question: is there really an agreement at all? Looking at the text of the "agreeme…

August 9, 2011

Economics
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents usher Fabio Ochoa, Colombian drug kingpin, to an awaiting vehicle following his extradition from Colombia to  Florida, September 8, 2001(Courtesy Reuters). Drug Cartel Fragmentation and Violence

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents usher Fabio Ochoa, Colombian drug kingpin, to an awaiting vehicle following his extradition from Colombia to Florida, September 8, 2001(Courtesy Reuters). …

February 3, 2011

Egypt
Free Sandmonkey!

Events in Egypt are moving fast—and deteriorating faster. Here is the text of a post by Sandmonkey, the leading Egyptian blogger, who was arrested today, beaten, and then released. He recently tweets…