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August 25, 2005

Capital Flows
Peter Galbraith and Iraq

I think the folks over at TPM Café are right: David Brooks' latest New York Times column is a real flip-flop.  He has gone from celebrating the United States firm commitment to universal democrat…

May 5, 2008

China
Chinese state investment abroad: familiar or something new?

Henny Sender has an excellent account of China’s decision not to allow the China Development Bank (CDB) to invest in Citibank in January in Monday’s Financial Times. It follows on Richard McGregor…

July 9, 2008

China
Maybe China is a typical creditor after all

Creditors through the ages haven’t liked to take policy advice from debtors. They generally tend to think that borrowers should listen to the advice offered by those lending them money. And they…

May 2, 2011

Politics and Government
TWE on Camera: What Does Bin Laden’s Death Mean for Politics Here at Home?

A man carries an American flag while walking to join a crowd gathered at Ground Zero in New York on May 2, 2011 to celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden. (Finbarr O'Reilly/courtesy Reuters) CFR…

A man carries an American flag while walking to join a crowd gathered to celebrate the death of Osama bin Laden at the construction site at Ground Zero in New York on May 2, 2011.

April 6, 2011

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
TWE Quick Takes: Is the Federal Government Shutting Down on Saturday?

Standing with fellow Republican House members, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) speaks at a news conference held to unveil the House Republican budget blueprint on April 5, 2011. (K…

Standing with fellow Republican House members, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks at a news conference held to unveil the House Republican budget blueprint in the Capitol in Washington

August 5, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Debt Debate—The Sequel

A woman walks past the U.S. Capitol dome, seen through a porthole in nearby brick-work on August 2, 2011. (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Circle November 23 on your calendar. That’…

Friday File: Debt Debate—The Sequel

September 23, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Arms Sales to Taiwan

Five F-16 jets fly in formation. (Ho New/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. The Palestinian statehood bid is not the only issue the Obama administration has been struggling with this week. On Wednesd…

Five U.S. Air Force F-16

May 4, 2011

Fossil Fuels
Sneak Peak: Oil Markets in the Next Issue of Foreign Affairs

Bob McNally and I have an essay on oil markets in the July/August issue of Foreign Affairs. We argue that big oil price swings are here to stay for awhile, outline the consequences for economics and …

January 7, 2011

Friday File: Welcome Back Bill Daley, Congratulations Gene Sperling

U.S. President Barack Obama introduces William Daley as the new White House Chief of Staff. (Jason Reed/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. President Obama has a new White House chief of staff, Bill …

President Barack Obama introduces William Daley as the new White House Chief of Staff

January 27, 2012

Elections and Voting
Friday File: Will Foreign Policy Matter Much in Campaign 2012?

Above the Fold. A dinner obligation kept me from watching last night’s GOP presidential debate in Jacksonville, Florida, breaking my streak of eighteen straight debate viewings. From what I can tell …

Protesters take part in a rally for jobs in New York on January 16, 2012. (Eduardo Munoz/courtesy Reuters)