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June 23, 2008

Monetary Policy
It is 2004 all over again. Central banks haven’t shifted away from safe, liquid assets

Sovereign funds have attracted a lot of attention recently. With some cause. They have the potential to get very large very fast. Not all sovereign funds are content to be pure portfolio inves…


March 8, 2009

Financial Markets
The shadow financial system – as illustrated in three new papers that cut through the London fog

Gordon Brown wants to shine a bit more light on the shadow financial system (hat tip IPEZone). One plank of his G-20 action plan is: "reform of international regulation to close regulatory gaps so …

January 25, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Rising Violence and Stalled Peace in Darfur

Women with children walk near a soldier of Darfur's joint U.N./African Union UNAMID peacekeeping force outside the UNAMID team site in Khor Abeche, 83 km (52 miles) northeast on Nyala (south Darf…

Rising Violence and Stalled Peace in Darfur

June 21, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012: Hello Jon Huntsman, GOP Presidential Candidate

It’s official. Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor and U.S. ambassador to China, has formally announced that he is a Republican candidate for president. As he promised, Huntsman made the announcem…

Jon Huntsman

September 9, 2011

You Might Have Missed

U.S. President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney meet at the White House on January 29, 2008 (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters).   - Julian E. Barnes, Adam Entous,  Siobhan Gorman, “U.S. Eyes…

U.S. President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney meet at the White House on January 29, 2008 (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters).

September 9, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Weekend Reading: Best 9/11 Related Books

New York skyline before September 11, 2001 Attack (Enrique Shore/Courtesy Reuters) The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright Trapped in the War on Terror by Ian S. Lustick Message to the World: The Sta…

Weekend Reading: Best 9/11 Related Books

June 29, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: Drones, Targeted Killings, and Nuclear Weapons

Government Accountability Office, State and DOD Face Challenges in Finalizing Support and Security Capabilities, June 28, 2012. The Departments of State (State) and Defense (DOD) planned for a civil…


June 13, 2012

International Organizations
The G20 Mexico Summit

World leaders will gather June 18-20 in Los Cabos, Mexico, for the Group of Twenty nations summit. Watch the Internationalist interview below with Enrique Berruga, the president of the Mexican Counci…

Mexican President Felipe Calderon speaks to members of the G20 during a G20 Sherpas' meeting at Los Pinos Presidential Palace in Mexico City

June 28, 2012

Defense and Security
The World Next Week: World Powers Talk Syria, Mexicans Vote, and Congress Recesses

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon was out this week, so Stewart Patrick kindly offered to fill in. Stewart and I discussed the world powers crisis meeting on Syria in Geneva; the Mexican…

UN Annan

July 12, 2012

Fossil Fuels
Guest Post: Energy Reform in Mexico

Mexico’s recent elections made headlines around the world. In this guest post, my colleague Shannon O’Neil examines Mexico’s President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto’s promises to reform the oil industry, …