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April 17, 2005

Economics
A few things Europe does (relatively) well

Some Europeans enjoy taking a few rhetorical pot shots at America every now and then. More and more Americans enjoy reciprocating.I suspect that US criticism of Europe will step up a gear in the nea…

December 13, 2007

United States
Richard Iley on the US current account deficit

Richard IleyBrad Setser: Richard Iley of BNP Paribas – the author, with Mervyn Lewis, of a new book on the US current account deficit --- doesn’t see the world quite the way I do.   I put a l…

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February 21, 2011

TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day Because It Is the Day of Presidents

President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) Being president o…

 U.S. President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009.

March 11, 2011

China
The Party’s Never Over For Wu Bangguo

An unidentified official sleeps as Chinese Parliament chief Wu Bangguo delivers the work report of the National People's Congress Standing Committee during the second plenary session at the Great…

An unidentified official sleeps as Chinese Parliament chief Wu Bangguo delivers the work report of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee during the second plenary session at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 9, 2009.

April 21, 2011

Violence in Nigeria: We Have Seen This Before

Villagers look at bodies of victims of religious attacks lying in a mass grave in the Dogo Nahawa village, about 15 km (9 miles) to the capital city of Jos in central Nigeria, March 8, 2010. (Akintun…

Violence in Nigeria: We Have Seen This Before

August 24, 2011

Defense and Security
TWE Remembers: The British Sack Washington

  August can be a tough month in Washington, D.C. The temperature can run as high at 107 degrees Fahrenheit, and the mugginess can make it feel even hotter. On occasion, a hurricane batters th…

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August 3, 2011

Guest Post: Libya’s Lessons for Global Governance

A Libyan man attends the Friday prayer near a courthouse in Benghazi. (Esam Al-Fetori/ Courtesy Reuters). After a mixed-bag of news coming from Libya this week, numerous questions have emerged regar…

Guest Post: Libya’s Lessons for Global Governance

February 20, 2012

TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-three men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ day with the following essay: A few presidents have loved the job. Teddy Roos…

President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters)

May 25, 2012

United States
TWE Celebrates Memorial Day

Monday marks Memorial Day here in the United States. Cities and towns across the country will hold parades and ceremonies to honor the men and women who served and died in the U.S. armed forces. If y…

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July 19, 2012

Transnational Crime
The Google Ideas Summit: Some Reflections

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) partnered with Google Ideas and the Tribeca Film Festival to convene a major summit on “Illicit Networks: Forces in Opposition” (INFO) in Los Angeles, Californi…

Narcotics