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January 10, 2019

Disasters
Averting Global Catastrophe: A New IIGG Blog Series

Nature and technology pose a worrying array of threats to twenty-first century civilization. These global menaces and the catastrophic risks associated with them are the subject of a new Internationa…

A mushroom cloud expands on the horizon.

May 7, 2018

Mexico
Mexico’s Ruling Party Is a Dead Man Walking

Enrique Pena Nieto was supposed to be the Institutional Revolutionary Party's savior. But instead, the ruling party looks to lose in the upcoming elections with candidate Jose Antonio Meade. Yet the PRI's political model will live on in the form of MORENA's Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) presidential candidate Jose Antonio Meade waves after a meeting with the National Chamber of Commerce (CANACO) in Mexico City, Mexico April 19, 2018.

February 14, 2019

Middle East and North Africa
Realism and Democracy

A personal story of the development of U.S. human rights policy in the last forty years and an argument, both "realist" and principled, for supporting the expansion of democracy in the Middle East.

December 18, 2016

United States
The Next Ambassador to Israel

President-Elect Trump’s choice of David M. Friedman as his ambassador to Israel has occasioned both appropriate news coverage, and a barrage of nasty, ignorant, politically biased comments. Most o…

November 6, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
Investing in Equality: How the Private Sector Benefits From Women’s Financial Inclusion

Today, close to one billion women worldwide are unbanked, which offers a significant market opportunity for financial service providers. Salie Mlay, Dr. Tosan Oruwariye, and Dr. Dolores Torres join u…

Podcast Women count Indian rupee banknotes before depositing them at a bank in Chandigarh, India. November 10, 2016.

January 5, 2015

Mexico
Elections to Watch in 2015

The region will hold just two presidential elections this year, choosing new leaders in Guatemala and Argentina. More prevalent will be congressional and local elections. Midterms in Mexico, Venezuel…

May 22, 2009

Monetary Policy
Fed’s Exit Strategy

Some assets on the Fed's balance sheet are short-term credits than could be withdrawn easily if confidence in financial institutions returns, but the Fed has also been buying longer term assets tha…

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April 7, 2011

Economics
Reviving Competition in Mexico’s Economy

In trying to explain why Mexico isn’t growing quickly, or "why it isn’t rich" as Gordon Hanson puts it in a great paper, there is much talk about economic concentration -- the monopolies and oligopol…

Mexico’s Total Factor Productivity Compared to Latin America and Asian Tigers (Source: Augusto de la Torre and Ana Cusolito,

October 1, 2008

Monetary Policy
Fed Balance Sheet Troubles

The U.S. Senate passed Paulson’s $700 billion rescue plan three days after the House rejected it. The House is expected to vote again on Friday. While the political maneuvering continues, the Feder…

Fed Balance Sheet Troubles

August 9, 2011

Economics
Drug Cartel Fragmentation and Violence

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents usher Fabio Ochoa, Colombian drug kingpin, to an awaiting vehicle following his extradition from Colombia to Florida, September 8, 2001(Courtesy Reuters). …

U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents usher Fabio Ochoa, Colombian drug kingpin, to an awaiting vehicle following his extradition from Colombia to  Florida, September 8, 2001(Courtesy Reuters).