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May 17, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Guest Post: Mali: ’No Country for Old Men?’

This is a guest post by Jim Sanders, a career, now retired, West Africa watcher for various federal agencies. The views expressed below are his personal views and do not reflect those of his former e…

Coup leader Captain Amadou Sanogo attends a ceremony as former parliament speaker Dioncounda Traore (unseen) is sworn in as Mali's interim president in the captial Bamako, April 12, 2012.

January 19, 2012

International Organizations
Breaking the UN Deadlock on Syria

Despite Arab League monitors in Syria, the death toll of the regime’s brutal crackdown on protestors is rising. The situation in Syria raises the question: Why did the United Nations authorize an int…

Demonstrators protest against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after their Friday prayers in Kafranbel

December 3, 2010

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Friday File: A Treaty for a Tax Cut

Above the Fold. Don’t count the New START Treaty out just yet. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told Good Morning America on Tuesday that the treaty could be approved by year’s end. Sen. George Voinovich…

Friday File: A Treaty for a Tax Cut

October 18, 2007

United States
SIV-City

The Wall Street Journal says it is London.  The Yves Smith of Naked Capitalism cries foul: the real SIV-City is Citi.   Yves Smith has a point.   The Journal’s reporting makes it clear that Citi – an…

July 6, 2007

Emerging Markets
One more reason China and Russia are not quite as welcoming to foreign direct investment these days…

They don't need the money.Deborah Solomon's interesting A1 Wall Street Journal story about the US Treasury's concerns that the world may not be quite as open to US direct investment as it…

February 5, 2007

United States
Not even worth mentioning anymore

Deborah Solomon of the Wall Street Journal explains how the US was able to have guns (and some though may be not enough up-armored humvees), butter (or at least over-priced prescription drugs), low i…