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June 9, 2005

Is the Fed getting worried about a housing centric economy?

Greg Ip has a lengthy article in the Wall Street Journal that, on one hand, offers the Federal Reserve’s defense of its post-stock market bubble economic management and, on the other hand, seems to s…

July 26, 2005

Mining European data

I spent some time over the weekend delving into the Eurozone balance of payments data published by the ECB in its monthly bulletin, looking for insights into the global flow of funds. But to jazz thi…

June 8, 2007

Monetary Policy
When the right hand doesn’t talk to the left hand … (and some musing on this week’s move in the Treasury market)

 Total “official” (central bank) holdings of Agencies at the end of q1 2007 according to the Federal Reserve’s flow of funds: $537.4b (table L107)Agencies held by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York…


March 8, 2011

Politics and Government
Campaign 2012: Hello Buddy Roemer, GOP Presidential Candidate

Former Louisiana governor Charles "Buddy" Roemer speaks at a news conference in Baton Rouge announcing his presidential exploratory committee on March 3, 2011. (Lee Celano/courtesy Reuters) At the s…

Former Louisiana governor Charles

June 14, 2011

Politics and Government
Campaign 2012: Hello Michele Bachmann, GOP Presidential Candidate

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann speaks at a rally on Capitol Hill on March 31, 2011. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) Michele Bachmann made some news at last night’s rather sedate GOP presidential …

Congresswoman  Michele Bachmann speaks at a rally on Capitol Hill on March 31, 2011. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters)

May 10, 2012

Defense and Security
The World Next Week: Iran-IAEA Talks, G8 Summit, President Hollande, and the Cannes Film Festival

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed next week’s talks in Vienna between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iran; the Group of Eight (G8) summit at Camp David…


October 16, 2012

United States
TWE Remembers: JFK Learns that Soviet Missiles Are in Cuba (Cuban Missile Crisis, Day One)

Hillary Clinton famously ran a political attack ad during the 2008 primary campaign saying that a president had to be prepared for a 3:00 a.m. phone call saying that something bad had happened overse…

Map of Cuba annotated by President John F. Kennedy during his first CIA briefing on October 16, 1962.  The map is displayed at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, Massachusetts. (Brian Snyder/ courtesy Reuters)

February 5, 2013

International Organizations
Israel’s Preemptive Strikes on Syria: Self-Defense Under International Law?

Coauthored with Andrew Reddie, research associate in the International Institutions and Global Governance program. Israel’s January 31 aerial attack on a Syrian  research facility and arms complex h…

An Israeli air force F15-E fighter jet takes off for an Israeli mission in 2012.

July 26, 2013

Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of July 26, 2013

Sharone Tobias and Will Piekos look at the top five stories in Asia this week. 1. Bo Xilai indicted on corruption charges. Former Chinese Politburo member and party boss of Chongqing Bo Xilai was ch…

China's former Chongqing Municipality Communist Party Secretary Bo Xilai looks on during a meeting at the annual session of China's parliament, the National People's Congress, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on March 6, 2010. (Jason Lee/Courtesy Reuters)

September 3, 2013

International Organizations
Keeping Cool in St. Petersburg: Criteria for a Successful G20 Summit

Call it the summit of "compartmentalizing". When President Obama and fellow leaders convene in St. Petersburg, their toughest challenge will be to focus on economic recovery while ignoring the elepha…

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