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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…

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

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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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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August 2, 2011

Economics
Pulling Guatemala Back from the Brink

If Guatemalans truly want a more stable and secure future, they will have to start making tough choices. Instead of writing Guatemala off as a lost cause, we should applaud the work of a few courageo…

Pulling Guatemala Back from the Brink

March 30, 2011

Americas
Do U.S. Budget Cuts Threaten the IDB?

President of the IADB Luis Alberto Moreno and U.S. Treasury Secretary Geithner at the 50th Inter-American Development Bank's general assembly (Jose Gomez/Courtesy Reuters). The Inter-American De…

President of the IADB Luis Alberto Moreno and U.S. Treasury Secretary Geithner at the 50th Inter-American Development Bank’s general assembly (Jose Gomez/Courtesy Reuters).

October 18, 2011

Climate Change
Argentina’s Natural Gas Discoveries

A view of the San Alberto gas plant (David Mercado/Courtesy Reuters). Last December, Argentina’s major oil and gas company YPF discovered some 4.5 trillion cubic feet of unconventional gas in the so…

Argentina’s Natural Gas Discoveries

October 31, 2011

Immigration and Migration
Mexico on the Road to 2012

Peña Nieto, outgoing Institutional Revolutionary Party governor in the State of Mexico, is silhouetted against the national flag before delivering his sixth and final state report in Toluca (Courtesy…

Mexico on the Road to 2012

August 17, 2015

Cuba
Did The Kerry Visit To Cuba Matter?

Secretary of State Kerry traveled to Havana to raise the flag at the U.S. Embassy there last week. As has been noted here in this blog and in many news articles and columns, no dissidents or human ri…

March 17, 2016

Cuba
Senator Menendez Speaks About the Obama Visit to Cuba

On Thursday, Sen. Robert Menendez (D, NJ) delivered a long and heartfelt statement on the floor of the United States Senate about Pres. Obama’s  forthcoming visit to Cuba. The entire text is copied b…