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April 18, 2005

Financial Markets
Tactical Issue Linkages

Dan Drezner has an interesting post up, laying out the components of a "serious" approach to encouraging (or pressuring) China to change its exchange rate peg. He nicely lays out the options, thoug…

May 6, 2005

The Neiman Marcus economy powers on …

Luxury retailers are doing better than retailers that sell to poor folks ... that probably reflects the difference between those who are trying to get by on stagnant wage income in the face of higher…

August 3, 2005

Monetary Policy
Are US companies to Bretton Woods 2 …

What gold was to Bretton Woods 1?In the post war Bretton Woods system, the dollar was - at least in principle - fully convertible into gold at a fixed rate.   In practice, after a certain point in th…

November 24, 2005

Tim Adams of the US Treasury has a sophisticated China policy but …

the tone of this Economist article (particularly in the last few paragraphs) seemed a bit off - though it is far better than the Economist's leader, which somehow fails to assign any responsibili…

June 5, 2006

The Emerging Shia Crescent Symposium: Understanding the Shia

RICHARD HAASS (president, Council on Foreign Relations):  Well, good morning.  We’re only seven minutes late.   This morning’s event is titled “The Emerging Shia Crescent: Implications for theMiddle…

June 5, 2006

The Emerging Shia Crescent Symposium: Understanding the Shia

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Reception9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Discussion

April 20, 2006

The world would be a somewhat better place if …

The policy makers gathered in Washington this weekend listened to Martin Wolf's advice.  And skimmed his powerpoints.   Everyone with authority in the global economy read Gian Maria Milesi-Ferret…

May 10, 2006

United States
Self promotion watch (Treasury foreign exchange report edition)

I was interviewed by Adam Davidson of NPR about the Treasury’s forthcoming foreign exchange report (to be released at 4 pm today). You can hear the results here.    Adam Davidson also interviewed the…

October 6, 2006

Iraq's Impact on the Future of U.S. Foreign and Defense Policy: Coping with Rogue States, Failing States, and Proliferators (Session 4)

1:45 to 3:00 p.m. Meeting This program has been made possible by a generous gift from Rita E. Hauser.