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July 12, 2012

Peña Nieto and Energy Reform

With Mexico’s presidential elections in the past, the focus is now on whether or not President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto will be able to follow through on his many compromisos. My guest post on Michae…

Pemex - Guest Post - LAM

September 21, 2015

United States
Policing and Securing New York City

Ray Kelly discusses his life fighting crime as New York's former police commissioner.

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September 15, 2015

United States
Vigilance: My Life Serving America and Protecting Its Empire City

Ray Kelly discusses his life fighting crime as New York's former police commissioner.

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August 6, 2015

International Organizations
Sexual Abuse by Peacekeepers: Time for Real Action

Coauthored with Eleanor Powell, intern in the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. United Nations peacekeeping efforts have long had a dark s…

UN peacekeepers patrol near a village in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo on August 7, 2013.

July 12, 2012

Fossil Fuels
Guest Post: Energy Reform in Mexico

Mexico’s recent elections made headlines around the world. In this guest post, my colleague Shannon O’Neil examines Mexico’s President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto’s promises to reform the oil industry, …

February 10, 2009

Financial Markets
Toxic banks or toxic assets?

Two weeks ago, George Soros memorably framed the core choice the US now faces as a choice between buying toxic assets or taking over toxic banks. “The hard choice facing the Obama administration is …

December 21, 2008

Monetary Policy
The central bank flight to safety

Floyd Norris of the New York Times highlights a theme that I have touched on many times: foreign demand for US assets with any hint of credit risk has disappeared. Foreign demand for US corporate …

The central bank flight to safety

September 7, 2008

Monetary Policy
So true ...

Floyd Norris in the New York Times: Remarkably, the country that prides itself on being the beacon of free enterprise finds itself with a financial system that needs government money to finance the…

December 16, 2007

Weekend extra-credit -

Weekend reading for all those waiting for the US current account and TIC data on Monday. Time for a strong rupee policy?  This weeks’ Economics focus column intelligently discusses the policy d…

September 16, 2006

Why are Chinese exports to the world growing faster than Chinese exports to the US?

Floyd Norris notes this week that China is about to overtake the US and become the world’s second largest exporter.    The graphics that go with his column are great.  Note the huge surge in C…