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February 10, 2009

Financial Markets
Toxic banks or toxic assets?

Two weeks ago, George Soros memorably framed the core choice the US now faces as a choice between buying toxic assets or taking over toxic banks. “The hard choice facing the Obama administration is …

September 30, 2008

Financial Markets
A new reason to be bullish on America: It is (almost) Sweden

A Merrill Lynch strategist seems to have come up with a new reason to buy stocks: The US isn’t far from adopting the “Swedish” approach to managing a financial crisis – and that didn’t turn out to …

March 3, 2010

Thailand
Report from Thailand: The Political Divide and the Judiciary

It’s Antonin Scalia’s nightmare. Challenged over the past decade by the rise of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, the first Thai leader to unite the rural poor and challenge entrenched elites…

October 14, 2010

Technology and Innovation
Digging into the "Post-Partisan Power" Study

The new Brookings/AEI/Breakthrough “Post-Partisan Power” study, which calls on policymakers to focus on energy innovation rather than carbon pricing, has been generating a lot of debate over the last…

January 14, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Friday File: Hu Is Coming

U.S. President Barack Obama meets China's President Hu Jintao in Seoul. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Chinese President Hu Jintao comes to Washington next week for his first vi…

U.S. President Barack Obama meets China’s President Hu Jintao in Seoul

December 9, 2010

United States
Proximity Talks?

My colleague, Rob Danin, had an excellent CFR “First Take” yesterday on the administration’s change in direction on Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.  It will be interesting to hear what Secretary…

Proximity Talks?

November 11, 2010

The World Next Week

Robert McMahon, editor of CFR.org, and I sat down today to discuss the upcoming issues for our The World Next Week podcast. We talked about the prospects for the lame duck Congress, the Asia-Pacifi…

Policemen are silhouetted on signboards of APEC forum summit in Yokohama, south of Tokyo

May 11, 2011

Politics and Government
Newt Gingrich Makes It (Facebook) Official

Newt Gingrich speaks to reporters after a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington on March 18, 2011. (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters) It’s official. Newt Gingrich announced today v…

Newt Gingrich speaks to reporters after a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington on March 18, 2011.

May 27, 2011

International Organizations
“I’m Not Dead Yet”: Long Live the G8

G8 leaders walk together after a lunch meeting during the G8 summit in Deauville (Pool New/ Courtesy Reuters). In a review of the Deauville summit posted here on CFR.org, I argue that the Group of 8…

“I’m Not Dead Yet”: Long Live the G8

August 19, 2011

International Organizations
A "Global" War on Terror: Multilateral Achievements since 9/11

A student lifts a placard as he and others line up to take part in a march to condemn the recent bomb attacks in the city (Danish Siddiqui/Courtesy Reuters). As we approach the tenth anniversary of …

A "Global" War on Terror: Multilateral Achievements since 9/11