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September 28, 2007

Homeland Security
A Conversation with Robert S. Mueller III

Watch FBI director Robert S. Mueller III discuss current challenges to U.S. security and international efforts to combat a changing terrorist threat.

October 9, 2013

Europe and Eurasia
Paul Krugman’s Baltic Bust—Part III

Geo-Graphics posts in July 2010 and 2012 showed that Paul Krugman’s devaluation-driven “Icelandic Miracle” was nothing of the sort – a figment of his having chosen the most favorable possible star…

Paul Krugman’s Baltic Bust—Part III

June 12, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: United States Falling Short on Basel III

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision found weaknesses in implementations of Basel III (Bloomberg). Its report to the G20 leaders—who will meet next week in Mexico—described weaknesses in implem…

World leaders reaffirmed their pledge to implement Basel III during the G20 Summit in Cannes, France in November 2011 (Philippe Wojazer/Courtesy Reuters).

June 8, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Fed Plans to Include Small Banks in Basel III

The Federal Reserve proposed applying “core” Basel III rules to all U.S. banks by 2019 (WSJ). Experts had expected small banks—less than $1 billion in assets—to be exempted from the new international…

A man enters the headquarters of the Bank for International Settlements, which sponsors the international Basel Committee on Banking Supervision that issued the Basel III rules (Christian Hartmann/Courtesy Reuters).

May 8, 2017

Security Alliances
Uncertainty Among U.S. Allies in Northeast Asia

As tensions in Northeast Asia grow over Pyongyang’s nuclear pursuits, collective action is the only way to bring stability to the region.

April 26, 2017

Economics
Is It Time for Markets to Worry About Political Risk?

Jens Nystedt is a senior portfolio manager and head of sovereign research on the Emerging Markets Debt team at Morgan Stanley Investment Management.  Nearly 100 days into his term, President Trump f…

financial market

April 12, 2017

Monetary Policy
When Did China “Manipulate” Its Currency?

There is no single definition of manipulation, to be sure—so no way of definitively answering the question. Over the last ten or so years, manipulation has been equated with "buying foreign exchange …

When Did China “Manipulate” Its Currency?

April 6, 2017

Wars and Conflict
Remembering America’s Entry into the Great War

Today marks the one hundredth anniversary of Congress declaring war on Germany, thereby thrusting the United States into the Great War, or what we know today as World War I. The vote was a major turn…

Architect Joe Weishaar adjusts flags in honor of the fallen Washington area WWI veterans on Veterans Day at DC War Memorial in Washington

March 3, 2016

Europe and Eurasia
CoCo Nuts Have Been Hammered, but the Market Is Doing Just Fine

Anxiety over whether Deutsche Bank would suspend interest payments on its contingent convertible bonds, otherwise known as CoCos, fueled a February selloff in the $250 billion market – as well as …

CoCo Nuts Have Been Hammered, but the Market Is Doing Just Fine

January 28, 2015

Trade
The "Strong Dollar" Policy: Back to the Future

The “strong dollar” has been a mantra for the United States for decades. Recently, as the euro has fallen to an 11-year low against the dollar, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has once again been paying…

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew listens during a tour of the AT&T Foundry in Palo Alto, California (Beck Diefenbach/Courtesy Reuters).