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September 17, 2021

United States
The United States Air Force Celebrates Its 74th Birthday Tomorrow

The United States Air Force marks seventy-four years of service.

usaf

July 23, 2021

Oceans and Seas
Five Movies Worth Watching About Conflict at Sea

Every summer Friday, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: films about stormy relationships and battles at sea.

Three movie posters in black frames. From left: Run Silent, Run Deep (two men in khaki uniforms above a sinking ship); Mister Roberts (four men in khaki uniforms look off the edge of a ship); Dunkirk (a young man looks out into a chaotic ocean).

November 10, 2020

United States
Happy 245th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

The U.S. Marine Corps turns 245 years-old today. On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution to create a Marine force composed of two battalions. Since then, the Marines have …

Marines

September 18, 2020

United States
The United States Air Force Celebrates Its 73rd Birthday Today

The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 73 years-old today. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially founding a …

Air Force

September 16, 2020

Currency Reserves
Asian Intervention in the Foreign Exchange Market is Back. Bigly.

Joe Gagnon and Fred Bergsten have called the years from 2003 to 2013 the decade of manipulation, as a host of Asian countries protected their competitive position of their exporters by intervening ma…

Asian Intervention in the Foreign Exchange Market is Back. Bigly.

March 18, 2011

Economics
A New Chapter in U.S.-Brazil Economic Relations

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff at a meeting for the Growth Acceleration Program 2 in Brasilia (Ueslei Marcelino/Courtesy Reuters). As Obama heads to Brazil this weekend, much has been made of…

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff at a meeting for the Growth Acceleration Program 2 in Brasilia

April 2, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Export-Import Bank Chairman Argues for Renewal

The charter of the U.S. Export-Import Bank (“Ex-Im”) set to expire on May 31. Congress is considering renewing the charter, but debate remains over the renewal period and Ex-Im’s loan limit. Fred Hoc…

Boeing 787 Dreamliners being manufactured in Everett, Washington for Air India; Boeing is the largest recipient of Ex-Im financing.  (Anthony Bolante/Courtesy Reuters)

March 27, 2012

Trade
Tariffs on Chinese Solar Panel Imports: Why So Low?

A friend of mine, who has held senior positions in the Congress and the Commerce Department, used to warn against attributing any Machiavellian logic to U.S. government actions. Most decisions, he ri…

A solar system installer adjusts new solar panels on the roof of a house (Tim Wimborne/Courtesy Reuters).

November 10, 2019

United States
Happy 244th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

The U.S. Marine Corps turns 244 years-old today. On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution to create a Marine force composed of two battalions. Since then, the Marines have …

U.S. Marine Corps

September 18, 2019

United States
The United States Air Force Celebrates Its 72nd Birthday Today

The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 72 years-old today. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially founding a …

U.S. Air Force