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March 21, 2007

Financial Markets
The dollar is no longer a high carry currency …

That at least is what the market seems to think.  The carry trade has bounced back. The Australian dollar -- a high carry currency -- is setting new highs (v. the US dollar at least).  The kiwi has r…

April 22, 2010

China
China’s New Best Friends and Their New Brand of Geopolitics

After a long romance with the G-77 and being courted by the United States, China has decided its new best friends forever are going to be Brazil, Russia, South Africa and India. Presidents Hu, Medve…

China’s New Best Friends and Their New Brand of Geopolitics

October 18, 2011

Fossil Fuels
Guest Post: Argentina’s Natural Gas Discoveries

A view of the San Alberto gas plant (David Mercado/Courtesy Reuters). The New York Times recently reported on a boom in Argentinean oil and gas discoveries. My colleague Shannon K. O’Neil explains t…

Guest Post: Argentina’s Natural Gas Discoveries

January 5, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update December 27-January 2

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from December 27, 2014 to January 2, 2015. These incidents will be included in the…

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May 18, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Race and the Development Paradigm

This is a guest post by Mora McLean, President Emerita of The Africa-America Institute. Some twenty years ago, Amartya Sen, spurred a major shift in development theory by making the case that per ca…

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December 8, 2015

Elections and Voting
Ten Elections to Watch in 2016

Millions of people around the world went to the polls this year. Nigerians voted out their incumbent president and elected a former military dictator in his place. British voters surprised the expert…

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September 28, 2015

Nigeria
Nigeria Security Tracker: Weekly Update September 19-September 25

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from September 19, 2015 to September 25, 2015. This update also represents violenc…

NST Tracker 1.10 to 1.16

April 15, 2016

Wars and Conflict
Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering April 7 to April 15, was compiled with su…

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May 16, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria Security Tracker Weekly Update: May 7-13

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from May 7, to May 13, 2016. This update also represents violence related to Boko …

NST Tracker 1.10 to 1.16

September 2, 2016

Cybersecurity
Brazil Must Rebalance Its Approach to Cybersecurity

Robert Muggah is the research director of the Igarapé Institute, an independent think tank based in Rio de Janeiro. Nathan B. Thompson is a researcher at Igarapé. When Brazil attends the Group of 20…

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