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October 17, 2005

China
The US government has no idea what China intends to do with its exchange rate …

This Financial Times articles by Andrew Balls and Richard McGregor is worth reading.  It makes two key points:1. China did not give the US any hints what it plans to do next with its currency next.  …

July 29, 2011

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Friday File: The Debt Debate Won’t End on Tuesday

Traders work on the main trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange on July 29, 2011. U.S. stocks dropped for a fifth straight day after weak economic data and another setback on a debt deal. (Mike…

Traders work on the main trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange on July 29, 2011. U.S. stocks dropped for a fifth straight day on Friday after weak data on the economy and a setback on a debt deal discouraged investors. (Mike Segar/courtesy Reuters)

March 14, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Do Americans Want Obama to Do More on Libya?

Protesters sits atop a wall during anti-Qaddafi demonstrations on March 14, 2011. (Suhaib Salem/courtesy Reuters) The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, which under the leadership of An…

Protesters sits atop a wall during anti-Qaddafi demonstrations on March 14, 2011.

March 14, 2012

Wonk Writing Today

In his excellent book published in 1999, Disarming Strangers: Nuclear Diplomacy with North Korea, Leon Sigal chronicles the Clinton administration’s confrontation with Pyongyang over its nuclear prog…

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March 1, 2012

United States
Syria: The Agonies of Intervention

Yesterday I posted on the limits of diplomacy in Syria given all of the incentives for Bashar al Assad to fight on.  The question then is what to do about it. I take the criticisms of intervention f…

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May 21, 2012

Defense and Security
Is NATO Becoming a Relic?

NATO’s twenty-eight member counties wrap up their annual summit today in Chicago. The parting sound bites no doubt will tout this year’s summit for being especially productive—even with a few breaks …

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June 25, 2012

United States
Of Course We Can’t Have It All

Last week, two very different yet equally fascinating publications were released about how we choose to spend our time. One was based on the personal experiences of a prominent international relation…

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August 7, 2012

United States
The Other Reasons for Invading Syria

As the fighting between the ever-weakening regime of President Bashar al-Assad and hundreds of armed opposition groups spreads and intensifies, pundits and policymakers are increasing their calls to …

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April 19, 2012

Politics and Government
The World Next Week: France Votes, Malawi Mourns, and the Chernobyl Anniversary Follow Earth Day

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the presidential elections in France; Malawian president Bingu wa Mutharika’s funeral; the twenty-sixth anniversary of the Chernobyl dis…

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January 7, 2013

International Organizations
Time for a Coalition of Capable, Like-Minded Democracies?

Could a coalition of democracies help the United States address some of its more daunting global challenges?  In a new CFR working paper, Like-Minded and Capable Democracies: A New Framework for Adva…

U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd R) speaks to fellow G8 heads of state at the start of the first working session of the G8 Summit at Camp David