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October 1, 2007

Financial Markets
My recap of the past week

Oil stayed high -- but not high enough to worry Peter Fritsch and Kelly Evans of the Wall Street Journal.The dollar fell against the euro and loonie -- but probably not by enough for the dollar to di…

April 20, 2008

Economics
Inequality in America

Unions in the American manufacturing sector used to have the bargaining power to secure a middle class wage for their members. Not any more. And no one else – apart from corporate CEOs, hedge fu…

December 7, 2010

More Celebrities and Foreign Policy

Yesterday I blogged on an article in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine about John Prendergast’s efforts to enlist celebrities to help bring attention to humanitarian disasters in Africa.  A sharp-ey…

More Celebrities and Foreign Policy

September 22, 2011

Politics and Government
Does It Make Sense to Watch Tonight’s GOP Debate?

http://youtu.be/HR3soNTfouo Click here to view this video on YouTube. They’re back! The Republican presidential candidates gather in Orlando tonight at 9 PM for another debate. This time the sponso…

July 28, 2011

North Korea
Should the U.S. Government be Talking to Kim Kye-gwan?

North Korea's envoy to the six-party talks Kim Kye-gwan (C) speaks to the media after a meeting with a Chinese foreign ministry counterpart in Beijing, February 11, 2010. (Courtesy Reuters/Jason …

North Korea’s envoy to the six-party talks Kim Kye-gwan (C) speaks to the media after a meeting with a Chinese foreign ministry counterpart in Beijing, February 11, 2010.

December 9, 2011

You Might Have Missed: Drone Surveillance and Technology, and U-2 Wreckage

Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev examines the wreckage of the downed U.S. U-2 spy plane in 1960. - Gregory W. Pedlow and Donald E. Welzenbach, “The CIA and U-2 Program, 1954-1974” (PDF), Central Int…

Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev examines the wreckage of the downed U.S. U-2 spy plane in 1960.

February 17, 2012

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Friday File: Anthony Shadid

Above the Fold. Anthony Shadid, a New York Times foreign correspondent, died yesterday while covering the ongoing political upheaval in Syria. He wasn’t cut down by the violence of what is becoming a…

Anthony Shadid (right) with other New York Times journalists and Turkey's Ambassador to Libya on March 21, 2011. (Handout/courtesy Reuters)

March 30, 2012

Defense and Security
Friday File: Obama’s Open Mic Gaffe

Above the Fold. President Obama got himself into hot water this week when he was overhead telling Russian president Dmitri Medvedev he would have “more flexibility” on issues like missile defense aft…

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June 11, 2012

Defense and Security
Ask the Experts: Preventing Sexual Violence

Last week, forty members of Congress re-introduced the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA). As Amnesty International’s Cristina Finch explains, the I-VAWA “would coordinate and improve …

Sexual violence survivors

July 13, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: Drone Strikes, Threat Inflation, and Iran’s Military Power

Rebecca Hamilton, “Special Report: The Wonks Who Sold Washington on South Sudan,” Reuters, July 11, 2012. They called themselves the Council and gave each other clannish nicknames: the Emperor, the …

Yemen missile