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November 18, 2007

Financial Markets
The Gulf seems determined to let everyone take a punt on a December revaluation

Note: This is Brad Setser, Not Michael Pettis The heads GCC countries will meet in early December.  They are expected to announce that the launch date of their currency union will be delayed – and pr…

April 15, 2010

China
Cyberwar? There’s an App for that

Photo Courtesy of REUTERS/Robert Galbraith During the almost two-hour confirmation hearing for Lieutenant General Keith B. Alexander to be Director of the National Security Agency and Commander of…

Cyberwar? There’s an App for that

March 29, 2010

Thailand
Red Shirt Talks Signal Military’s Influence

Over the weekend, Thailand’s Prime Minister, Abhisit Vejjavija, besieged by street protests of the red-shirted supporters of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, suddenly reversed his position a…

Red Shirt Protesters in Bangkok

December 13, 2010

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
TWE Quick Takes: Saddam Hussein, New START and More

Seven years ago today soldiers in the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 4th Infantry Division pulled Saddam Hussein from a hole underneath a two-room mud shack on a sheep farm in the town of ad-Dawr, …

TWE Quick Takes: Saddam Hussein, New START and More

December 15, 2010

Politics and Government
Senator Kyl’s Line in the Sand

Just as the prospects for the New START Treaty started to look good, they no longer do.  Josh Rogin reports that Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) just drew a line in the sand: Kyl said Tuesday he still does…

Senator Kyl’s Line in the Sand

February 2, 2011

Treaties and Agreements
TWE Remembers: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Today marks the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo formally ending the Mexican-American War. As you might have guessed, the treaty was signed in Guadalupe Hidalgo, which is…

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April 4, 2011

Defense and Security
Guest Post: Making Qaddafi Go

A protester holds a banner beneath a Kingdom of Libya flag during an anti-Qaddafi demonstration in Benghazi on March 31, 2011. (Youssef Boudlal/courtesy Reuters) President Obama has demanded that Li…

A protester holds a banner beneath a Kingdom of Libya flag during an anti-Gaddafi demonstration in Benghazi on March 31, 2011.

March 29, 2011

Defense and Security
Is Obama Pursuing Stealth Regime Change in Libya?

U.S. Admiral Locklear speaks with an aircrew from the French Navy aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle operating in Mediterranean Sea on March 21, 2011. (Ho New/courtesy Reuters) President Obama sent …

U.S. Admiral Locklear speaks with an aircrew from the French Navy aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle operating in Mediterranean Sea on March 21, 2011.

March 31, 2011

Defense and Security
Is Operation Odyssey Dawn Constitutional? Part III

Then President Bill Clinton beside Gen. Hugh Shelton, then chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, explaining the U.S. and NATO mission in Kosovo on April 1, 1999. (Win McNamee/courtesy Reuters) Yest…

U.S. President Bill Clinton beside Gen. Hugh Shelton, then chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, explaining the U.S. and NATO mission in Kosovo on April 1, 1999. (Win McNamee/courtesy Reuters)

January 11, 2011

Asia
The Death of Vang Pao

Shawn Xiong and thousands of Hmong protest the case against Gen. Vang Pao in Sacramento, California May 11, 2009. (Max Whittaker/Courtesy Reuters) Last week, Vang Pao, who led the Hmong forces in th…

The Death of Vang Pao