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January 19, 2006

Financial Markets
The global flow of oil

The health of the US economy - and for that matter the world economy - hinges on the sustained flow of capital from the world's emerging economies to the US.   The health of the US economy also d…

October 1, 2010

Cuba
Regulating Oil Drilling in Cuba

Cliff Krauss’s otherwise excellent article in the New York Times yesterday on the safety risks from Cuban oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico had one big and important omission: it said nothing about …

July 27, 2011

Ten Whats With...Laurie Garrett

Laurie Garrett. Courtesy of Laurie Garrett. Laurie Garrett is a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Ms. Garrett is the only writer ever to have been aw…

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August 2, 2011

United States
Osama Bin Laden: What Did Pakistan Know?

Did Pakistani government officials know Bin Laden was living in Abbottabad, and did they provide shelter to him and his support network?

A newspaper stand displays magazines and posters bearing the pictures of al Qaeda leader bin Laden and U.S. President Obama in Karachi

June 17, 2011

Politics and Government
Diplomacy and Africa

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses the 53-member African Union at the AU's headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, June 13, 2011. (Courtesy Reuters/Stringer) There see…

Diplomacy and Africa

May 10, 2011

South Africa
Land and Politics in South Africa

A farm worker is seen at a farm in Eikenhof outside Johannesburg February 15, 2010. (Siphiwe Sibeko/Courtesy Reuters) The land distribution issue in South Africa appears to be heating up again. The …

Land and Politics in South Africa

July 22, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The World Next Week: Debt and Diplomacy

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in Indonesia on July 21, 2011. (Ho New/courtesy Reuters) The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon is taking a well-deserved vacation this week. So I …

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in Indonesia on July 21, 2011.

October 7, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
A Victory for Today’s Amazons: The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

Tawakkul Karman during a protest in January (L), Leymah Gbowee in New York on October 7, 2011 (C), and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the 2nd Arab-Africa summit in Sirte in October 2010 …

A Victory for Today’s Amazons: The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

October 5, 2011

China
Zuma Government Blocks Dalai Lama’s Visit to South Africa

Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks to supporters at a pro-Tibet rally in San Francisco, California April 8, 2008. (Robert Galbraith/Courtesy Reuters) On October 4, the Dalai Lama canceled a planned visi…

Zuma Government Blocks Dalai Lama’s Visit to South Africa

December 28, 2011

Politics and Government
Ten Who Will Be Missed

A worker installs some of the 288 new Waterford crystals on the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball. (Mike Segar/courtesy Reuters) Year’s end is time for taking stock, to count up successes and as…

A worker installs some of the 288 new Waterford crystals, featuring this year’s ’Let There Be Friendship’ design, on the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball atop One Times Square in New York December 27, 2011. Thousands are expected to pack Times Square on New Year’s Eve to watch the annual ball drop at midnight marking the beginning of 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar