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April 27, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: China, Air Power, and Bahrain’s Democracy Deficit

Background Briefing on the U.S. Military Realignment in Japan, April 26, 2012. QUESTION: And then how this [US-Japan security agreement] fits into the emerging strategic view of this building that r…

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August 23, 2012

United States
Middle East Matters This Week: Lebanon Erupts, Syria Boils, and Egypt Builds Up

Significant Middle East Developments Lebanon. Renewed clashes broke out today in Lebanon’s northern city of Tripoli between Sunnis and Alawites, despite a ceasefire brokered yesterday. Since fightin…

A Sunni Muslim gunman aims his rifle from the neighborhood of Bab al-Tebbaneh in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, during clashes between Sunni Muslims and Alawites on August 22, 2012 (Courtesy Reuters).

September 10, 2012

Egypt
Egypt and the IMF: It’s Complicated

On Saturday, activists affiliated with the Popular Campaign to Drop Egypt’s Debt held a meeting at Cairo’s Press Syndicate to discuss ways to oppose the Egyptian government’s plan to sign a deal with…

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December 6, 2012

Japan
Yasuchika Hasegawa: Japan’s Untold Potential

This blog post is part of a series entitled Is Japan in Decline?, in which leading experts analyze Japan’s economy, politics, and society and give their assessment of Japan’s future. I am often aske…

Buildings are silhouetted against the setting sun in front of Mount Fuji in Tokyo

December 3, 2012

Japan
Kathryn Ibata-Arens: Solving the Japanese Paradox

This blog post is part of a series entitled Is Japan in Decline?, in which leading experts analyze Japan’s economy, politics, and society and give their assessment of Japan’s future. Is Japan in eco…

Buildings are silhouetted against the setting sun in front of Mount Fuji in Tokyo

February 7, 2013

Egypt
Is Egypt Too Big To Fail?

Egypt’s official Middle East News Agency reported on Tuesday that the country’s foreign reserves have dropped to $13.6 billion, a little more than a billion dollars below the Central Bank’s “critical…

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April 19, 2013

Economics
The No-Growth Meetings

My conversations with investors on the margins of the IMF/World Bank meetings shows a broad anxiety about growth.  Europe is first on the list of concerns, along with a slowdown in China and US fisca…

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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October 11, 2013

International Organizations
Guest Post: The Year of Womenomics

Today we are please to have the following guest post written by Heidi Crebo-Rediker, a CFR Senior Fellow. Prior to joining CFR, Heidi served as the State Department’s first chief economist.  It was …

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December 6, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Women Starting Up the Middle East

Every year, the World Economic Forum publishes its Global Gender Gap Report, tracking the world’s progress toward eliminating gender inequality. This year’s report, published in October, included som…

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