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March 26, 1999

Afghanistan
Testimony on the Situation in Afghanistan Before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Recent Events and Political Actors in AfghanistanFor policy recommendations, see text of oral testimony1. INTRODUCTION: SUMMARY OVERVIEW1On August 8, 1998, the Taliban (Islamic student) movement of A…

February 3, 2006

China
Not the usual way to describe your biggest creditor …

According to the Financial Times, the Pentagon sees China as the United States greatest potential rival."China has the "greatest potential to compete militarily" with America in the future, but the U…

March 31, 2006

Europe
France: The most “Anglo-Saxon” of the big 3 continental economies

That's a headline you won't see in the financial or popular press.  The basic narrative is already established:  France won't change, and as a result, will lag behind the more flexible "A…

December 13, 2006

Economics
Image, reality and the global flow of funds …

Most participants in US financial markets -- I suspect -- tend to think of the US market as a key global hub, with US financial markets serving helping to match the world's savings with the world…

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February 7, 2007

China
US to China: See you in court (maybe)

When I saw that the US was initiating a WTO case challenging China's various tax favors and export rebate, I knew who to turn to for analysis.  Emmanuel -- a regular participant in the comments s…

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January 11, 2008

United States
Oil (enough said). The November US trade data

The US November trade deficit is a bit larger than expected for the exact same reason China’s December surplus was a bit smaller than expected. Both countries import oil, pushing up their import bi…

July 27, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Uganda: Protests and Patronage

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni takes Oath of Office during a ceremony at the Kololo Airstrip grounds in the capital Kampala, May 12, 2011. (Edward Echwalu/Courtesy Reuters) Uganda’s walk-…

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni takes Oath of Office during a ceremony at the Kololo Airstrip grounds in the capital Kampala, May 12, 2011. (Edward Echwalu/Courtesy Reuters)

October 26, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria’s Sovereign Wealth Fund: The Issue Is Governance

State Governors Timipre Sylva of Bayelsa State (L-R), Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State and Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, meet at the South-South Summit to discuss the 2011 presidential election in …

Nigeria’s Sovereign Wealth Fund: The Issue Is Governance

December 12, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
It’s Getting Hot in Congo

Supporters of incumbent President Joseph Kabila are seen celebrating through a banner with his image after provisional election results are announced in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital Ki…

It’s Getting Hot in Congo

December 29, 2011

Guest Post: Kate Collins on Five Hot Spots to Watch in Africa in 2012

Children show burnt election ballots outside a polling station in Kinshasa on November 29, 2011. (Emmanuel Braun/courtesy Reuters) In recent months, the news out of sub-Saharan Africa has often been…

Children show burnt election ballots outside a polling station at Matete district in Kinshasa November 29, 2011. The African Union urged candidates in Democratic Republic of Congo’s elections on Wednesday to accept the outcome of this week’s polls, saying they were well managed despite technical problems and violence. REUTERS/Emmanuel Braun