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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…

March 5, 2009

China
A global stimulus shortage …

China doesn’t exactly want to make it easy to evaluate the size of its stimulus. Bragging about the small size of your fiscal deficit -- especially in relation to the US deficit -- suggests a rath…

November 29, 2010

United States
Egypt’s Elections Mess: Why We Don’t Care

Yesterday’s parliamentary elections in Egypt were pretty bad.  The litany of opposition complaints was long.  As I write, there are 8 confirmed deaths and numerous injured in clashes between the se…

egypt elections democracy

February 28, 2011

Somalia
Fighting Somalia Piracy Onshore and Off

  Members of a visit, board, search and seizure team made up of U.S. Navy sailors and Coast Guard guardsmen from the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg and U.S. Coast Guard Tactical Law Enforceme…

Fighting Somalia Piracy Onshore and Off

April 4, 2011

Defense and Security
Guest Post: Making Qaddafi Go

A protester holds a banner beneath a Kingdom of Libya flag during an anti-Qaddafi demonstration in Benghazi on March 31, 2011. (Youssef Boudlal/courtesy Reuters) President Obama has demanded that Li…

A protester holds a banner beneath a Kingdom of Libya flag during an anti-Gaddafi demonstration in Benghazi on March 31, 2011.

March 2, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Buhari Honored with Award

Muhammadu Buhari, former Nigerian military ruler and presidential candidate for the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) speaks during an interview with Reuters at a private residence in Lagos Feb…

Buhari Honored with Award

June 30, 2011

Japan
Innovation and Leadership in the March 11 Crisis

Survivors of an 8.9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami receive treatment at the Ishinomaki Red Cross hospital in Miyagi prefecture March 12, 2011. (Courtesy Reuters/Ho New) One of the most impressive …

Survivors of an 8.9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami receive treatment at the Ishinomaki Red Cross hospital in Miyagi prefecture March 12, 2011.

September 20, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Burundi’s Ongoing Conflict and African Elections

A woman mourns during the burial of a man killed after gunmen burst into a bar in Gatumba, 15 km (9 miles) west of the Burundian capital Bujumbura, September 19, 2011. (Jean Pierre Harerimana/Courtes…

Burundi’s Ongoing Conflict and African Elections

December 9, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: The Iran Debate Heats Up

An Iranian military base is seen near the town of Bid Kaneh in this satellite image taken on September 9, 2011. (GeoEye via Google Earth/ISIS/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. The political debate o…

military base is seen near the town of Bid Kaneh, in Iran, in this satellite image taken on September 9, 2011, and released by the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) to Reuters on December 2, 2011. ISIS released a commercial satellite image of the military compound where a large explosion occurred on November 12, 2011. Compared to an earlier picture of the site as shown here, an image taken on November 22, 2011 shows that most of the buildings on the compound appear extensively damaged. MANDATORY CREDIT - GEOEYE REUTERS/GeoEye via Google Earth/ISIS/Handout

September 12, 2011

Nigeria
Boko Haram, International Terrorism, and the Obama Administration

People gather to pray near a coffin at the grave site of one the victims of last Friday's U.N headquaters bomb attack, in Gwanrinpa district in Nigeria's capital Abuja September 1, 2011. (A…

Boko Haram, International Terrorism, and the Obama Administration