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July 21, 2005

China shifts to a basket peg

But the change against the dollar is small.  Very small. Too small in my view to have much of an economic impact, in any way.  On trade flows.  Or on capital flows.  I would still bet on a furth…

November 17, 2005

China
Can the Pentagon balance Chinese power …

with money the Treasury borrows from China?  Ok, China, Russia and Saudi Arabia ... The answer so far has been yes.   The Pentagon - or at least influential voices in the Pentagon - want to discoura…

February 23, 2006

United States
Selling off pieces of yourself (or not)

The 2006 US current account deficit looks to be a bit under $1 trillion.  $1 trillion sounds big, but remember, the annualized fourth quarter current account deficit will almost certainly be close to…

April 28, 2006

Why does China have a looser monetary policy than the United States?

We know why the global economy grew strongly in the first quarter.   Nothing changed.  Or rather, the basic pattern that has driven global growth for the past few years intensified.The US continued t…

May 20, 2008

Financial Markets
Good question

Michael Phillips in Monday’s Wall Street Journal: If there’s one message the Bush administration has been trying to hammer home to Chinese leaders, it is this: A major country with a huge trade surp…

January 23, 2009

Monetary Policy
Is the US now more, or less, reliant on China’s government for financing?

Rarely do nominees -- or even Treasury Secretaries -- make news in their written response to questions posed by Senators. But Tim Geithner’s comments on China yesterday tcertainly made news. I m…

September 23, 2011

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Drones, Drones, Drones

Lt. Col. Geoffrey Barnes, Detachment 1 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Attack Squadron commander, performs a pre-flight inspection of an MQ-1B Predator unmanned drone aircraft on September 3, 2008 …

Lt. Col. Geoffrey Barnes, Detachment 1 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Attack Squadron commander, performs a pre-flight inspection of an MQ-1B Predator unmanned drone aircraft on September 3, 2008 (Christopher Griffin/Courtesy Reuters).

September 30, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Where Do the GOP Candidates Stand on China’s Rise?

  Above the Fold. China’s rise presents perhaps the most significant challenge to American foreign policy over the next decade. Here’s one concern: China’s growing force of long-range precision mi…

China jets

January 26, 2012

Defense Technology
iPhones, Drones, and Nuclear Weapons

On Tuesday, Apple released its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2012, which comprised fourteen weeks and ended on December 31, 2011. The company earned record quarterly revenues of $…

Soldiers and smartphones

June 6, 2012

United States
The Truth About U.S. Kill Lists

This morning, the headline of a New York Times article read: “Senators to Open Inquiry Into ‘Kill List’ and Iran Security Leaks.” The article quotes Senator John McCain on the Senate floor yesterday …

McCain