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January 3, 2005

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Borrowing is Saving, Up is Down

Edmund Andrews of the New York Times provides the Rosetta stone that lets us decipher the Bush Administration’s plan to cut the deficit, which seems to be a plan to pretend to cut the deficit. Here i…

November 23, 2004

The budget deficit before all the bad stuff

Isn’t that what leaving any increase in deficit associated with partial privatization of social security off the books implies?Bush’s formula on the dollar in Santiago emphasized the need to control …

August 25, 2005

China
Who is the high-tech powerhouse?

Country A exports the following to B:1. Paper and paper waste 2. Mixed metal scrap 3. Fabrics and raw cotton 4. Newspapers 5. Foam waste and scrap 6. Logs and lumber 7. Wood pulp 8. Plastics 9. Froze…

March 3, 2010

Thailand
Report from Thailand: The Political Divide and the Judiciary

It’s Antonin Scalia’s nightmare. Challenged over the past decade by the rise of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, the first Thai leader to unite the rural poor and challenge entrenched elites…

July 17, 2010

India
Incredible India? Complicated India

Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Rupak de Chowdhuri India’s tourist promotion slogan is "Incredible India!" And there’s a lot about that country that’s pretty incredible. But three stories over the past…

Incredible India?  Complicated India

November 10, 2010

Politics and Government
Politics at the Water’s Edge

“Politics stops at the water’s edge.” It’s a time honored maxim of American politics, often invoked and seldom obeyed. The latter is hardly surprising. Americans disagree, at times bitterly and …

Politics at the Water’s Edge

January 25, 2011

Congresses and Parliaments
Watching the State of the Union Address

President Obama walks along the White House Colonnade today in Washington. (Larry Downing/courtesy Reuters) President Obama goes before a joint session of Congress at 9 p.m. tonight to deliver the S…

President Obama walks along the White House Colonnade today in Washington.

December 17, 2010

China
Inflation is Political Too ...

People look at vegetable prices at a local food market in Shanghai. (Carlos Barria/Courtesy Reuters) Are there many things in Asia more political than inflation?  At a time when governments across t…

Inflation is Political Too ...

January 18, 2011

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
TWE Quick Takes: Hu Makes Nice, Obama Talks Tough

U.S. Air Force personnel adjust the red carpet before the arrival of China's President Hu Jintao at Andrews Air Force Base. (Jason Reed/courtesy Reuters) A few more news items left over from a t…

U.S. Air Force personnel adjust the red carpet before the arrival of China’s President Hu Jintao at Andrews Air Force Base.

November 10, 2010

Fossil Fuels
A New Paper on Energy Poverty

I’m a coauthor on a new paper, “Understanding the Scale of Investment for Universal Energy Access”, just published in Geopolitics of Energy. (The other authors are from UNIDO, the IEA, and Margaree C…