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January 12, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
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 January 7 to January 19, was compiled wit…


December 16, 2013

United States
The Un-American Studies Association

The American Studies Association has voted 2-to-1 for an academic boycott of Israel. The best comment on this move came from former Harvard president Lawrence Summers, who criticized the idea that …

August 26, 2016

Cyber Week in Review: August 26, 2016

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. Further developments in the Shadow Brokers hack. Since an individual or group calling itself …

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve (R) greets his German counterpart Thomas de Maiziere in Paris, France, August 23, 2016. (Pascal Rossignol/Reuters)

April 5, 2016

Journey to the East: Why Facebook Won’t Make it in China

Lincoln Davidson is a research associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Last month, Chinese propaganda officials rushed to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s defense, ordering med…

Chinese Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping (L) talks with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg during a gathering of tech executives at Microsoft's main campus, September 23, 2015. (Ted S. Warren/Reuters)

March 24, 2015

Politics and Government
Campaign 2016: Senator Ted Cruz, GOP Presidential Candidate

Someone had to be first. When it comes to the 2016 presidential campaign, that person is Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). Yesterday, he formally announced that he is running for president. Cruz’s rise to nat…


December 8, 2014

Making War In Iraq

It was sort of amazing back in August when President Barack Obama went before the White House press corps and publicly declared, “We don’t have a strategy yet” when it came to combating the Islamic S…


February 5, 2009

Still plenty to worry about ...

Macroman reports that there is a bit of optimism in the air about China right now. Loan growth was strong in January. Steel prices have picked up a bit. The latest Chinese purchasing managers …

Still plenty to worry about ...

July 12, 2007

In memorium: Velma Setser

My grandmother passed away earlier this week, after a long and healthy life.  I’ll resume posting on economic and financial issues on Monday. My grandmother lived to be 95 – and had the good fortune …