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June 19, 2020

United States
Five Foreign-Policy Satires Worth Watching

Each Friday this summer, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: classic satires.

The movie posters from The Great Dictator (yellow with Charlie Chaplin over a globe), Dr. Strangelove (black and white actor smoking a cigarette), In the Loop (two silhouettes, one with U.S. flag the other with the UK flag), MASH (a hand with the peace sign and an army helmet on the finger), Catch-22 (a man walks away from a plane wreckage in the desert), and Wag the Dog (a tape recorder with the presidential seal) arranged in one picture.

April 20, 2020

Cybersecurity
Questioning China’s Politicization of Cyber Intelligence During Pandemic

Recently, Chinese cybersecurity companies have reported an intrusion campaign targeting government networks and health-care systems during the COVID-19 pandemic. A campaign of this magnitude threaten…

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May 20, 2008

China
Stein’s law, China edition ... What can not go on forever

Back in 2005, the rise in the ratio between home price and rents, the unusual rise in real home prices and the rise in household debt relative to income seemed, at least according to some, to be an…

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March 31, 2017

United States
End to Euphrates Shield, but Not to U.S.-Turkey Tensions

Caroline O’Leary is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. On Wednesday, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced the end of Operation Euphrates…

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October 25, 2010

China
Why China Should Revalue

China will hit a “growth wall” within the next three years, according to NYU economist Nouriel Roubini. The country’s reliance on fueling GDP growth through exports is unsustainable. He argues th…

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June 17, 2016

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: The Orlando Mass Shooting Heightens Terrorism Concerns

Polls done in the wake of Sunday’s horrifying mass shooting in Orlando confirm two truths about public opinion: what Americans worry about shifts with events, and Democrats and Republicans view the w…

October 20, 2015

You Might Have Missed: Recent Academic Journal Findings III

This is the third blog post in this series. The previous two were published in February and July, and highlight earlier academic findings. Elizabeth N. Saunders, “War and the Inner Circle: Democrat…

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February 7, 2013

Economics
The Fed, Credit Bubbles, and Exit

Jeremy Stein’s speech  today–“Overheating in Credit Markets:  Origins, Measurement, and Policy Responses”–provides valuable insight on the issue of credit bubbles that could result as a consequence o…

May 10, 2013

Europe
The Unapologetic Regulator

Jaret Seiberg has an excellent summary of Ben Bernanke’s speech and Q&A today on financial sector regulation and reform.  This follows on Dan Tarullo’s speech Friday that highlighted the need for add…

July 30, 2013

Turkey
Turkish Double Speak: Realism Trumps Idealism in The AKP Era

The article below, about the AKP’s foreign policy in the Middle East, was written by my friend and colleague, Aaron Stein. I hope you find it interesting.  In September 2011, Turkish Prime Minister …

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