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December 6, 2005

United States
Alan Greenspan, financial globalization, home bias and central bank reserves

The very last paragraph of Alan Greenspan's last speech on global imbalances seems to have generated the majority of the press that came out of his London speech on global imbalances.   I kind of…

home bias and central banks

September 18, 2018

United States
The United States Air Force Celebrates Its 71st Birthday Today

The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 71 years-old today. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially founding a …

Air Force Birthday 2018

February 21, 2018

Global Governance
The Liberal World Order in the Shadow of America First

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Alan Alexandroff, director of the Global Summitry project at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, to discuss the role of sovereig…

G7 informal group picture

June 1, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Should Technical Actors Play a Political Role in the Internet Age?

Corinne Cath is a doctoral student at the Oxford Internet Institute and the Alan Turing Institute. You can follow her at @C__Cath. The African Network Information Center (AFRINIC) – the technical …

Internet shutdowns have become increasingly common as governments take an adversarial stance against the internet.

March 22, 2017

Education
Immigration Enforcement and the Impact on Higher Education

I delivered a short talk yesterday, March 21, at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, as part of a panel discussion arranged by Professor Al Teich on the impac…

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April 5, 2017

Intelligence
Getting Intelligence Agencies to Adapt to Life Out of the Shadows

Intelligence agencies love working in the shadows. However, in a post-Snowden world, they will have to get used to working in the spotlight.

Robert Hannigan

February 2, 2017

United States
Dark Matter. Soon To Be Revealed?

The debate around the House Republicans’ proposal for a border adjusted (destination-based cash flow) tax will, I think, force an important debate about the impact of corporate tax strategies on glob…

fdi-income-v-debt-payments-gdp-share

November 15, 2016

China
China, Manipulation, Day One, the 1988 Trade Act, and the Bennet Amendment

President-elect Trump has said that he plans to declare China a currency manipulator on day one. I am among those who think this is a bad idea. This isn’t the right time to signal that China’s lon…

yuan-indexes

January 8, 2016

Cuba
Obama and Cuba: Ideology Over National Security

In previous posts I’ve argued that President Obama’s "opening to Cuba" gave the Castro brothers everything they wanted and got nothing for the United States--or for Cubans struggling peacefully for h…

April 2, 2015

Monetary Policy
Is the Fed Gonna Tighten Like It’s 1994? Or 2004?

How will the Fed raise rates once it starts?  Gradually, in small steps?  Faster, with larger steps? In 2012, before becoming Fed chair, Janet Yellen argued for a later first rate-hike than would…

Is the Fed Gonna Tighten Like It’s 1994? Or 2004?