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July 26, 2006

Emerging Markets
Is Saudi Arabia the new IMF?

Last week I was beginning to think the IMF might be back in business.   A couple of press reports hinted that Lebanon’s central bank was facing real pressure.    Folks fleeing the country wanted doll…

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 16, 2011

Ivory Coast
Cote d’Ivoire Continues to Deteriorate

A man points to a burnt shop near Williamsville after a clash between Ivorian security forces and pro-Outtara fighters in Abidjan. (Luc Gnago/Courtesy Reuters) First it was Tunisia and Egypt, then L…

Cote d’Ivoire Continues to Deteriorate

February 2, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
African Unity Fracturing on Cote d’Ivoire

Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Equatorial Guinea's President and new African Union (AU) Chairman, speaks during a news conference at the closing ceremony of the 16th African Union Summit, in Ethi…

African Unity Fracturing on Cote d’Ivoire

June 13, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa’s Malema and Zuma: Bad Blood?

Jacob Zuma (L), leader of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC), chats with Julius Malema, president of African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL), at the Pietermaritzburg hig…

South Africa’s Malema and Zuma: Bad Blood?

December 6, 2010

United States
TWE Remembers: The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine

Last week marked the anniversary of the Monroe Doctrine.  Today marks the anniversary of the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine.  Although presented at the time as an extension of what Monroe…

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December 1, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012: Is Huntsman’s 70 Percent Rule Right?

Jon Huntsman at a Republican debate in November. (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters) The U.S. government’s debt-to-GDP is ratio is 63 percent if you look at the amount of marketable debt that is publi…

Jon Hunstman at a Republican debate in November. (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters)

November 11, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Malema Suspended From ANC

Derek Hanekom (C), head of the ANC disciplinary panel, announces the verdict for Youth League leader Julius Malema at the party's head quarters in Johannesburg, November 10, 2011. (Siphewe Sibek…

Malema Suspended From ANC

March 12, 2012

United States
U.S. Targeted Killings: Official Confusion

Last Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder gave a policy speech at Northwestern University Law School, reportedly intended to “reveal publicly the legal reasoning behind [the Obama administration’s] d…

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March 15, 2012

Defense and Security
The World Next Week: Iran and Afghanistan Debates Plus Greek Debt

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the UN Security Council debates on Iran and Afghanistan, as well as where Greece stands after receiving another bailout. [audio: http:/…

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