November 6, 2019Election 2020
The latest episode of The President’s Inbox is now live. The Iowa caucuses, the formal start of the presidential nominating process, are just three months away. Given that elections matter for U.S. f…
October 15, 2019Taiwan
Taiwan's central bank—and Taiwanese households—have taken on an awful lot of foreign currency risk over the years …
October 11, 2019Election 2020
Each Friday, I look at what the presidential challengers are saying about foreign policy on the campaign trail.
October 8, 2019Taiwan
Who is on the other side of the massive ($250 billion) hedging need of Taiwan's life insurance industry? The local banking system covers at most a quarter of the life insurers hedging need, and forei…
October 3, 2019Taiwan
Taiwan’s central bank, unlike most central banks, doesn’t disclose its position in FX derivatives. It really should. There is good reason to think its undisclosed exposure is quite substantial. …
September 20, 2019Nigeria
President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, on a number of occasions, has stated that Boko Haram is “technically defeated.” The Council’s Nigeria Security Tracker indicates otherwise, and on September 14, the New York Times published an extensive story on the resurgence of Boko Haram. It was accompanied by three pictures on a back page, including one of a child’s scar from an injury sustained during a suicide bombing.
September 13, 2019United States
Diplomacy could well come to occupy center stage for a president who relishes summitry.
September 10, 2019Cybersecurity
A fake LinkedIn account of a Sean Brown claiming to work for CFR highlights the issues with fake accounts.