1,011 Results for:

June 24, 2022

Mozambique
Mozambique’s Reversal of Fortune

Mozambique is at a moment of peak international leverage, but faces significant domestic challenges. 

President Filipe Nyusi walks out of a black vehicle with a mask on.

August 1, 2022

Global
The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

A comprehensive list of each episode of The President's Inbox organized by topic. 

Resolute desk

May 3, 2021

Nigeria
In a Reversal, Nigeria Wants U.S. Africa Command Headquarters in Africa

On April 27, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, in a virtual meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, requested that the United States move the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) headquarters from Stuttgart, Germany to Africa. The request marks a reversal of official Nigerian opposition—first made public twelve years ago—to AFRICOM plans to move to the continent.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is seen on a television screen speaking during a virtual visit to the U.S. State Department, in which he spoke with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

June 17, 2014

China
Podcast: A Conversation with Evan Medeiros

Asia Unbound is proud to announce a new podcast series. Our first guest is Special Advisor to the President and Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council Evan Medeiros. I spo…

Evan Medeiros, National Security Council, spoke on the importance of remembering how far the United States and China has come in their relationship since 1972 on March 28, 2014, at the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institute. (Paul Morigi Photography/Brookings Institute). This image has been resized. See license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/legalcode.

July 26, 2022

United States
By Letting the Innovation Bill Fall Apart, Congress Misses a Chance to Spur Clean Energy Technology

The clean energy provisions of the USICA Bill that have been abandoned would have helped the U.S. solar industry to be more competitive with and less reliant on China.

A worker builds a crate at a solar panel manufacturer, First Solar, in Perrysburg, Ohio

June 22, 2010

Capital Flows
Beware the “Reverse Conundrum”

Foreign ownership of U.S. assets, particularly Treasury bonds, has increased significantly over the last two decades. Foreigners now own 57% of outstanding U.S. Treasurys, up from 37% in 1997. The …

Beware the “Reverse Conundrum”

April 6, 2017

China
RMB Globalization, Once "Unstoppable," Heads Into Reverse

    “The globalisation of the [Chinese RMB] seems remorseless and unstoppable,” the Economist pronounced in April 2014.  A year later, a research-grant foundation asked me (Benn) to review …

RMB Globalization, Once "Unstoppable," Heads Into Reverse

March 30, 2013

Asia
Is Democracy in Reverse?

In today’s Los Angeles Times, longtime foreign correspondent Carol Williams poses a wide-ranging series of questions about my new book Democracy in Retreat. You can see the whole interview here.

An anti-government protester sits in front of riot police near the Government house in Bangkok on November 24, 2012.

March 30, 2007

Emerging Markets
Reverse globalization

The phrase the “uphill flow of capital” seems to have caught on.  It is a vivid way of describing a world where poor countries finance rich countries.   Or, a bit more accurately, China and some no-l…