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April 4, 2006

United States
Bill Gross, no longer the bond king …

Bill Gross of PIMCO certainly seems to think foreign central banks matter - despite the arguments from some in the Fed (and the Treasury).Foreign central banks made famous and in fact prosperous by t…

December 22, 2005

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Memo to John Snow: Do housing bubbles count?

John Snow's latte-drinking budget mythmaking has gotten plenty of (fully warranted) criticism already, but I'll still pile on. Snow argues that the large budget surplus at the tail end of the…

August 9, 2007

The balance of financial terror, circa August 9, 2007

Back in early 2004, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers highlighted the emergence of what he termed the "balance of financial terror."   China – and others – relied on the US for demand that t…

October 29, 2007

Financial Markets
Does the United States need a new dollar policy?

Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers seems to think so.  The vast majority of the US current account deficit is now being funded by central banks accumulating reserves as they seek to avoid app…

January 10, 2008

Emerging Markets
Shanghai, Mumbai, Dubai or goodbye. The year of reverse bailouts

Shanghai, Mumbai, Dubai doesn’t really quite work. The CIC is in Beijing, not Shanghai. Singapore has committed more funds to troubled banks than Mumbai. Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have a …

February 21, 2008

Politics and Government
What do the US, Saudi Arabia and China have in common?

What does the US have in common with two of its most important creditors? One answer: all have a significant population worried about how to make ends meet right now. China exports a ton of g…

August 1, 2009

North Korea
The Missing Consensus: U.S. Policy Specialist Views on Korea

Stephen Costello is President of ProGlobal, Inc. He previously directed the Program on Korea at the Atlantic Council of the United States and was Director of the Kim Dae-jung Peace Foundation, U.S…

Amb. Susan Rice on North Korean Missile Launch

December 1, 2009

North Korea
Dispatch From Pyongyang: An Offer You Can’t Refuse!

Every North Korean seems to have been mobilized for an all-out push to mark their country’s arrival as a “strong and powerful nation” in 2012, which marks the hundredth anniversary of Kim Il-sung’s b…

Ruryong Hotel in Pyongyang

January 15, 2010

The Fallout from Google

I am going to stay away from the by now well-trod debate about why Google made its decision to stop censoring the web and possibly retreat from the China market (you can read those here, here, here, …

March 2, 2010

Web Not So Free?

Just a few weeks after Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton contrasted two visions of the Internet, one free and open, the other splintered by "electronic barriers," the contrast between the two is growi…