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September 20, 2018

International Finance
Three Sudden Stops and a Surge

Reflections on the Global Financial Crisis, through the lens of the U.S. balance of payments.

Three Sudden Stops and a Surge

May 4, 2018

South Korea
South Korea’s Chaebol Challenge

South Korea’s megaconglomerates have helped lift the country out of poverty, but their extraordinary influence could put the health of the Korean economy at risk.

A model poses with a Samsung smartphone.

August 15, 2007

Monetary Policy
Hank Paulson and W (heart) foreign central banks

Three numbers from today’s TIC data release: Net recorded inflows to the US in June:  $58.8bNet official inflows: $58.2bNet private inflows: $0.7b Kind of destroys the illusion that t…

September 13, 2006

China
Will the good cop (Hank Paulson) get results …

Hank Paulson delivered his big speech on “the international economic system” today.    It was mostly about China.   That is not a surprise.  He is going to China next week. It makes sense too.   The …

June 21, 2018

Religion
Divinely Divided: How Christianity and Islam Coexist in Nigeria

Alexander J. Thurston, Olufemi O. Vaughan, and John Campbell discuss how Christianity and Islam coexist in Nigeria.

Podcast REUTERS / Gaia Squarci

December 15, 2016

Climate Change
Under Trump, Private Sector May Lead U.S. Climate Action

This post is authored by Shayle Kann, the head of GTM Research and Senior Vice President at Greentech Media: a Wood Mackenzie Business. As the inauguration of President Donald Trump approaches, th…

The Googleplex, Google's corporate headquarters, generates much of its power from rooftop solar installations (Reuters/Erin Siegel)

January 9, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Road Not Taken

In chronicling the adventurous life of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, The Road Not Taken definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam War.

July 18, 2013

Defense and Security
Corruption in Mexico

Follow Mexico’s headlines and you will see an uptick in high-level corruption cases. In this piece for Huffington Post, I discuss how Mexico has gotten better at exposing corruption but also why it s…

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January 3, 2012

Iran’s Central Bank: a Lesson

In 2011 Congress forced a reluctant Obama Administration into tougher sanctions against Iran than it desired. One of the toughest required U.S. sanctions against Iran’s Central Bank. This is an old …

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