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August 16, 2005

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Well, the 2005 fiscal deficit looks good …

I'll leave it to others (Brookings, Goldman, CBPP, DeLong with some help from Concord Coalition) to transform the CBO forecast into realistic projections.  Manipulating the CBO long-term budget f…

February 15, 2007

United States
If US investors start buying foreign securities like they buy foreign cars, watch out

There is no way to put a positive gloss on the December TIC report.  Total inflows -- counting short and long-term flows -- were negative.   The foreign securities bought by US private investors abro…

April 1, 2010

South Korea
Carbon Capture and Storage Ramps Up in the United States and South Korea

Jill Kosch O’Donnell is a former Junior Associate of The Asia Foundation and writer in Washington, DC. Demonstration projects now underway in the United States and South Korea to capture CO2 emissio…

Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO)

January 20, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: The Iranian Nuclear Threat, Freedom Rankings, and More

Freedom in the World, Freedom House, January 2012. The political uprisings that have swept the Arab world over the past year represent the most significant challenge to authoritarian rule since…

Afghanistan soldier blast

September 14, 2012

United States
Egypt: Mohammed, KFC, and US

I have been traveling most of this week, watching events in the Middle East unfold from the American heartland.  The reaction among many of the people there was a mix of shock, anxiety, and fear.  Th…

EgyptMohammedKFCandUS

December 30, 2013

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Remembering Ten World Figures Who Died in 2013

Last Thursday, I wrote about ten Americans who died in 2013 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy through their vision, service, intellect, or courage. Below are ten world figures who died in 2013. Ea…

The sun sets over Clifton Beach in Cape Town, South Africa. (Mike Hutchings/Courtesy Reuters)

December 26, 2013

Defense and Security
Ten Americans Who Died in 2013 Who Shaped U.S. Foreign Policy

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also a time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2013 who throu…

American flags fly at half mast. (Jonathan Ernst/Courtesy Reuters)

March 4, 2015

United States
Top Ten Vietnam War Movies

Sunday marks fifty years since the first U.S. combat troops arrived in South Vietnam. To mark the anniversary, I am doing a series of posts listing my picks for the best histories, memoirs, novels, m…

Vietnam-War-Films

July 20, 2015

Cybersecurity
The Challenges Facing Computer Security Incident Response Teams

Tim Maurer is the director of the Global Cybersecurity Norms and Resilience Project and Head of Research of New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative. Isabel Skierka is a research associate at the Globa…

NCCIC US-CERT CSIRT Net Politics Cyber CFR