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January 5, 2006

Economics
De-internationalization of the Wall Street Journal?

The Wall Street Journal is dropping the "International" page of its US edition.  "International coverage" is now - according to the publisher - fully integrated into the Journal's coverage of all…

May 14, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa’s Angst over De Klerk’s Apartheid Comments

Former South African president F.W. de Klerk’s May 10 CNN interview, in which he comments, inter alia, on apartheid and his relations with Nelson Mandela, has generated widespread outrage. De Klerk’s…

South Africa's former president F.W. De Klerk (R) arrives for the opening of Parliament on the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's release from prison, in Cape Town February 11, 2010

February 9, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
TWE Remembers: Enrique Dupuy de Lôme

WikiLeaks exposed the private communications of American diplomats to public scrutiny. While we flatter ourselves with the conceit that leaked cables are a new problem, they aren’t. On this day in 18…

de Lome Letter

May 8, 2008

Monetary Policy
The de facto nationalization of the global financial system

The US housing bubble. Bursting. The “the triple bubbles in property prices, mortgage debt, and the shadow banking system.” Burst. Soros’ thirty year super-bubble in leverage and financial assets…

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October 3, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
De Beers Diamond Moves Sales Army from London to Botswana

For the past century or so, big mining corporations have pursued their operations in Africa, but their senior management, marketing, and sales have been in Europe or North America. That is changing. …

Botswana Diamond

December 20, 2011

United States
U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security: Implementation and De Tocqueville

UN Women Executive Director Bachelet arrives at the headquarters for the Children Hope project, also known as "Crianca Esperanca," in Rio de Janeiro on December 16, 2011 (Stringer Brazil/Courtesy Reu…

UN Women Executive Director Bachelet arrives at the headquarters for the Children Hope project, also known as

May 17, 2005

Global
Comité de Trabajo exhorta a tomar medidas para fortalecer la competitividad, expandir el comercio y garantizar la seguridad fronteriza de América del Norte

17 de mayo, 2005— América del Norte es vulnerable a varias amenazas de seguridad, a un aumento de la competencia del exterior y a un desigual desarrollo económico en lo interior. En respuesta a estos…

April 6, 2009

Monetary Policy
Charting financial de-globalization: private capital flows are falling faster than trade flows

At least for the US. And I would bet globally as well, though global financial flows fell a couple of quarters after private flows to the US. Remember decoupling? In some sense the sharp fall …

Charting financial de-globalization: private capital flows are falling faster than trade flows

June 12, 2017

Qatar
Untangling the Qatar Kerfuffle

Sure, the tiny gulf state is a lousy ally — but so is everyone else in the region. 

A Palestinian man holds a Qatari flag during a rally in support of Qatar, inside Qatari-funded construction project 'Hamad City', in the southern Gaza Strip June 9, 2017.

August 11, 2011

Europe
Calling for an EU Federal Budget

The European sovereign debt crisis is compounded by a faltering U.S. economy, making the implementation of an EU-wide federal budget and coordination of nation-state budgets necessary to preserve the…