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August 22, 2007

China
The one thing the US really exports to China

John Cassidy is right.  The leading US export to China is high-quality housing debt.   The toxic waste generally went elsewhere – thought there are now hints that China (perhaps the state bank…

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February 24, 2008

Monetary Policy
Those stabilizing speculators …

Credit -- according to one widely quoted Deutsche bank report -- is on sale. All of it. Corporate bonds can be bought now for a lot less than a few months ago (see McCulley and Toloui’s figure 4)…

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July 8, 2010

United States
Obama and Asia, Part Deux

Crack Palinggi/courtesy Reuters My colleague Elizabeth Economy raises some important points about my article in Newsweek, but I think that, overall, she takes a far too rosy  view of the White House…

Supporters of U.S President Obama gather for party to welcome him at Fabulous Bellagio Mall in Jakarta

August 19, 2010

China
China and Another Contested Commons

In his Posting last week on the South China Sea, Evan raised some points on China and the global commons that I want to riff on in the realm of cyberspace. As Evan notes, China has reaped immense ec…

Cyber Cafe in Dalian

December 10, 2010

Congresses and Parliaments
Friday File: Afghanistan Strategy Review

Above the fold. The White House is wrapping up its year-end Afghanistan strategy review.  Its conclusion, perhaps not surprisingly, looks to be that the surge strategy President Obama announced a …

Friday File: Afghanistan Strategy Review

May 18, 2010

China
Preparing for Cancun

My colleague Elizabeth Economy joined me and a few others on a trip to Mexico City last week. She posted this report on her blog, Asia Unbound, and kindly agreed to let me repost it here: Copenhagen…

January 21, 2011

Friday File: Obama 2.0

President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle examine the bible used for his swearing-in ceremony in Washington. (Poll New/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. President Obama has reached the halfway po…

U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle examine the bible used for his swearing-in ceremony in Washington

March 21, 2011

Politics and Government
Campaign 2012: Hello Tim Pawlenty, GOP Presidential Candidate

Tim Pawlenty speaks during the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's Spring Event on March 8, 2011. (Brian Frank/courtesy Reuters) Only one Big Ten university has ever graduated an American preside…

Tim Pawlenty speaks during the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Spring Event at Point of Grace Church in Waukee, Iowa on March 8, 2011.

December 16, 2010

Thailand
More Reading the Wikileaks Cables: Thailand’s Monarchy

A woman holds a portrait of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej on his 83rd birthday in Bangkok. (Chaiwat Subprasom/Courtesy Reuters) The latest bunch of released Wikileaks cables, online at the …

A woman holds a portrait of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej on his 83rd birthday in Bangkok

April 18, 2011

Politics and Government
Campaign 2012: Hello Rick Santorum, GOP Presidential Candidate

Rick Santorum speaks during the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition's Spring Event in Waukee, Iowa March 7, 2011. (Brian Frank/courtesy Reuters) Pennsylvania State University can claim many accomplis…

Rick Santorum speaks during the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Spring Event in Waukee, Iowa March 7, 2011.