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May 1, 2013

Europe
What to Expect From the ECB

I’d like to think that the ECB will surprise us tomorrow with a package that includes both a rate cut and measures to increase the flow of credit to the periphery.  That could produce a meaningful ea…

What to Expect From the ECB

September 6, 2013

United States
You Might Have Missed: Syria , al-Qaeda Retaliates Against Drones, and Private Contractors

Colleen McCain Nelson, “Obama’s Curbs on Executive Power Draw Fire,” Wall Street Journal, September 5, 2013. A senior administration official said that while the new drone-strike policy does rein in…

U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Syria

March 12, 2014

International Organizations
IMF Reform and the Ukraine Package

The debate over congressional passage of IMF reform has reached a critical juncture. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee  today approved legislation providing loan guarantees for Ukraine and suppo…

February 26, 2014

China
Piekos and Tobias: China’s Place in ’House of Cards’

Will Piekos is a program coordinator and Sharone Tobias is a research associate in the Council on Foreign Relation’s Asia Studies program. Warning: This blog post contains spoilers for House of Card…

Cast member Kevin Spacey poses at the premiere for the second season of the television series "House of Cards" at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, California on February 13, 2014. (Mario Anzuoni/Courtesy Reuters)

April 14, 2015

Politics and Government
Campaign 2016: Senator Marco Rubio, GOP Presidential Candidate

Long shots sometimes pay off. Just ask Senator Marco Rubio. He won his first race for political office at age 26 by beating an incumbent county commissioner. A year later he won a seat in Florida’s s…

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August 7, 2015

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of August 7, 2015

Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, William Piekos,  Ariella Rotenberg, Ayumi Teraoka, and Gabriel Walker look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. China to embed Ministry of Public Security units in In…

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August 14, 2015

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of August 14, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson,  Lauren Dickey, Ariella Rotenberg, and Gabriel Walker look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. China’s central bank allows currency to devalue. The …

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August 21, 2015

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of August 21, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Ayumi Teraoka, and Gabriel Walker look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. Bombing in Bangkok. On Monday evening a bomb exploded within the popular …

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August 24, 2015

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016: Jim Gilmore, GOP Presidential Candidate

The state of Virginia fashions itself as the “Birthplace of Presidents.” Eight American presidents, and four of the first five, were born in Virginia. But the Commonwealth has been suffering a dry sp…

Former Governor Jim Gilmore of Virginia speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

August 28, 2015

Russia
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of August 28, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Rachel Brown, Lincoln Davidson, Lauren Dickey, Ayumi Teraoka, and Gabriel Walker look at the top stories in Asia this week. 1. China’s stock plunge. Chinese stocks plunged this week…

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