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March 23, 2005

Capital Flows
Wolfowitz and the World Bank

Paul Wolfowitz looks to be heading toward the Presidency of the World Bank. He probably was not the first choice of anyone outside the US, not even the UK. But no one seems to see much of an upside…

November 1, 2005

China
Balance of payments math for the Economist (and some thoughts on Chinese banks)

The Economist - byline Bejing, Hong Kong, Shanghai.The quote: "No country can sustainably invest more than it saves ..."As most of you know, I generally agree with that sentiment, though it is certai…

January 6, 2006

United States
The USA, China and Saudi Arabia - the big three of global adjustment?

The standard discussion of the unbalanced world divies the world up into three: the US, Europe and Japan/ Asia.   And the standard discussion of global imbalances says all three need to do their part…

January 6, 2008

Economics
Looking back at the top macroeconomic and financial stories of 2007, and looking forward to 2008

Here is my list of the top five stories of 2007 - and some things that I’ll be watching in 2008. What did I miss?1. The "subprime" crisis. The credibility of Wall Street’s financial engineering …

February 1, 2009

South Korea
A Comprehensive Vision for the U.S.-ROK Alliance

The U.S.-ROK security alliance has been one of the key components of U.S. policy in Asia for over five decades, but the alliance has traditionally been premised on the narrow coldwar task of guarante…

Support for KORUS FTA

March 1, 2009

South Korea
Korean Hopes for U.S. Leadership Under Barack Obama

Lee Hong-koo is former Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea (1994-1995), a trustee to The Asia Foundation and Chairman of Friends of The Asia Foundation/Korea. History will record November 2008 a…

President Obama

April 15, 2009

South Korea
The G20’s Challenge and Opportunity for the U.S.-ROK Alliance

Steven Schrage is the Scholl Chair in International Business at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The financial crisis has become a tsunami that threatens to upend traditional assu…

President Obama and Lee at G20 Summit in London

May 1, 2009

South Korea
Achievements of the London G20 Summit and Korea as a Troika

Kong Il-sa is Chairman and CEO of the Korea International Trade Association (KITA), Senior Economic Advisor to the President, Chairman of the G20 Summit Korea Coordinating Committee and former Financ…

London G20 Summit 2009

June 1, 2009

North Korea
South Korea-U.S. Summit: A New Approach to North Korea and Afghanistan

Ha Young-sun is professor of international politics at Seoul National University. Lee Myung-bak will visit the White House next week for his first summit meeting in Washington with Barack Obama. The…

Stephen Bosworth

July 1, 2009

South Korea
Transformation of the U.S.-ROK Alliance and North Korean Threat: A South Korean Public Perspective

Gon Nam-kung is a professor at Ewha Woman’s University. The U.S.-Republic of Korea (ROK) alliance has now entered a crucial period in dealing with North Korean nuclear issues. At the same time, the …

KORUS FTA Support Rally