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April 7, 2006

Financial Markets
Reality-based analysis of the oil exporters’ contribution to an unbalanced world

I am not a big fan of arguments not well grounded in data.Like the now immensely outdated argument that China's bilateral surplus with the US is offset by bilateral deficits elsewhere.   Right no…

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June 30, 2008

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Public Diplomacy in the Twenty-First Century: Engaging in the Most Important Ideological Contest of Our Time

Watch James K. Glassman, in his first speech as U.S. undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, discuss priorities for U.S. public diplomacy and the various strategies being emp…

June 30, 2008

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Public Diplomacy in the Twenty-First Century

MICHAEL MORAN: Well, good afternoon, everybody. I'd like to welcome you all to this Council on Foreign Relations meeting. This is an on-the-record meeting. We'll take this moment to do the logistic…

December 5, 2007

China
Competition — and coordination — within the Chinese state as China goes forth

Today’s Financial Times has an important article by Geoff Dyer and Sundeep Tucker examining the overseas expansion of Chinese companies in general, and Chinese state companies in particular.  It is a…

April 29, 2008

Emerging Markets
Borders still matter; “the world isn’t as flat as it used to be”

On Monday, Bob Davis of the Wall Street Journal argued that the world isn’t flat, or at least it “isn’t as flat as it used to be.” National borders matter more. Barriers to the free flow of go…

May 24, 2009

Monetary Policy
The (almost) $2.5 trillionaire ...

The world’s sovereign wealth funds almost certainly have less money than is commonly thought. And China almost certainly has even more money than is commonly thought -- or at least more money th…

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December 4, 2008

China
China is starting to sound like a normal creditor country

Most creditors believe that the debtor needs to take the lead in addressing their own problems. China is, apparently, no different. Geoff Dyer of the Financial Times reports: Wang Qishan, a vice…

November 10, 2008

China
Does a bigger boom imply a bigger bust?

For the US housing sector – and the financial firms that financed the boom – a bigger boom meant a bigger bust. Home prices rose higher than before -- and now are falling fast. Shipping too. T…

Does a bigger boom imply a bigger bust?

February 23, 2009

Monetary Policy
China’s record demand for Treasuries (and all US assets) in 2008

This is Brad Setser once again. Thanks to both Rachel Ziemba and Paul Swartz for filling in for me last week. I rather enjoyed not having to write a post every day ... China has now released dat…

China’s record demand for Treasuries (and all US assets) in 2008

May 26, 2010

Global
International Competitiveness and Education: A Conversation with Arne Duncan

Recent studies have concluded that the United States continues to fall behind other countries in student achievement, particularly in the areas of math and science. Please join Secretary of Education…