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August 8, 2005

United States
Once again, trade deficits do matter — and they really do have to be financed

Brad DeLong and the folks over at Angry Bear have already beat up on this rather ridiculous Donald Luskin argument that the US does not take on debt when it runs a trade deficit.   I hardly need to …

June 12, 2008

Emerging Markets
Can the debate over trade – or globalization – be separated from the debate over exchange rates?

I am often struck by how frequently debates over trade – and, more broadly, globalization – don’t bother to mention what strikes me as the most salient fact about contemporary globalization, namely …

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February 2, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
African Unity Fracturing on Cote d’Ivoire

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Equatorial Guinea's President and new African Union (AU) Chairman, speaks during a news conference at the closing ceremony of the 16th African Union Summit, in Ethi…

African Unity Fracturing on Cote d’Ivoire

March 15, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Angola’s Dos Santos Supporting Gbagbo

Angola's President Jose Eduardo dos Santos talks to journalists after a signature agreement ceremony held at Sao Bento Palace in Lisbon March 11, 2009. (Hugo Correia/Courtesy Reuters) Angolan Pr…

Angola’s Dos Santos Supporting Gbagbo

September 12, 2014

Trade
The Failures of the ASEAN Economic Community

Next year, the long-awaited ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will come into effect, welcomed surely by fanfare both from the organization and from all of the ten member states. Long promised by ASEAN c…

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December 30, 2015

Saudi Arabia
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2015

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2015 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten worl…

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March 8, 2016

Human Rights
Global Progress Toward Gender Equality: A Timeline

Tuesday, March 8 marks International Women’s Day, an internationally-celebrated day dedicated to recognizing the social, political, economic, and cultural contributions women around the world have ma…

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April 19, 2016

Climate Change
Liberal Bias and Climate Science

Eduardo Porter has a column in the New York Times today arguing that “Liberal Biases, Too, May Block Progress on Climate Change”. (Yes, that’s a headline that he didn’t write, but it’s a good summary…

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August 10, 2016

Fossil Fuels
Time to Repeal U.S. Oil and Gas Tax Breaks

This post is co-authored by Sagatom Saha, research associate for energy and foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. Read "The Impact of Removing Tax Preferences for U.S. Oil and Gas Produ…

January 19, 2010

Economics
Chile Votes for Change

Despite the calm, Chile’s presidential election Sunday was one of the transformative political moments in Latin America in recent years. Chile has transitioned toward a more pluralistic democracy and…

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