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June 27, 2019

Women and Women's Rights
A Bipartisan Promise: The United States Will Advance Women’s Roles in Security

On June 13, CFR Senior Fellow Jamille Bigio testified in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at a hearing on “Women in Conflict: Advancing Women's Role in Peace and Security.” During the …

CFR Senior Fellow Jamille Bigio testifies at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on advancing women’s roles in peace and security.

October 22, 2006

Monetary Policy
Yet more evidence China has far more reserves than it needs … courtesy of Olivier Jeanne and Romain Ranciere of the IMF

Francophone economist working in the US seem to be on something of a roll.   Olivier Blanchard (with Giavazzi and Sa) has developed an interesting model for US current account adjustment.  Helene Rey…

October 23, 2017

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Women are Vital in the Fight Against Terrorism

Amid deadly terrorist attacks and devastating conflicts, Republicans and Democrats just came together to pass a new law that could improve security around the world. Lawmakers realized that existing …

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November 21, 2016

Wars and Conflict
Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering from November 9 to November 18, was compi…

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November 22, 2016

Development
U.S. House of Representatives: Women’s Participation in Peace and Security is Critical

The U.S. House of Representatives just signaled its commitment to women and girls globally. It took a historic step last week by passing the Women, Peace, and Security Act (H.R. 5332), which pledges …

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June 13, 2014

United States
What Would Air Strikes in Iraq Achieve?

Demands by current policymakers to use military force are rarely accompanied by a specific objective of what it is intended to achieve. In the binary debate about what to do in Iraq, several policyma…

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March 28, 2014

International Organizations
You Might Have Missed: Ukraine, Rep. Mike Rogers, and Drones

Jeanne Whalen and Alan Cullison, “Ukraine Battles to Rebuild a Depleted Military,” Wall Street Journal, March 25, 2014. In recent weeks Mr. Yarema has turned to Washington and NATO for help, but wit…

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March 20, 2012

Defense and Security
Lessons Learned: Tokyo Sarin Gas Attack

A new installment of “Lessons Learned” is now out. This week I discuss the sarin gas attack that Aum Shinrikyo carried out in the Tokyo subway system on March 20, 1995. In the video, I discuss how te…

April 5, 2007

China
Think again (China no longer just assembles imported components)

Dated perceptions of China:  Chinese banks are filled with NPLs.   China runs a surplus with the US but a deficit with the rest of the world, so its trade is in rough balance.China just assembles imp…

April 11, 2007

Emerging Markets
It is hard for the world to diversify away from the dollar when the world’s holdings of dollars need to rise by about a trillion a year

OK, I probably should strike “world” and insert “the world’s governments” instead.  It is pretty clear that central banks and oil investment funds provided the bulk of the financing the US needed in …

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