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September 11, 2008

Monetary Policy
What goes in also can go out ...

Joanna Slater of the Wall Street Journal notes that many countries that were resisting pressure for upward appreciation are now selling dollars to defend their currencies. I very much agree with the…

January 22, 2009

Monetary Policy
Trouble in Tokyo ... and in London.

Japanese exports are down. Way down. The 35% y/y fall in December is consistent with a brutal collapse in intra-Asian and global trade. The yen, though, is up. Way up against some currencies…

April 21, 2010

China
Does cleantech IP matter?

Slate has a provocative pair of stories on climate change and intellectual property. One of them seems to completely miss the point; the other has some good insights but then takes things way too far…

December 9, 2010

Climate Change
A View from Kenya on Cancun

I asked Josh Busby, an Assistant Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, to write a guest post for this blog. Josh is conducting research on climate change…

A View from Kenya on Cancun

March 25, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Is Operation Odyssey Dawn Going to End Well?

A French fighter jet prepares to land at its military air base on the island of Corsica where France runs its military operation against Libya. (Jean-Paul Pelissier/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold…

A French fighter jet prepares to land at the military air base on the island of Corsica where France runs its military operation against Libya. (Jean-Paul Pelissier/courtsey Reuters)

July 19, 2011

International Law
Stopping Wartime Sexual Abuse—of Men

A Chadian refugee sits with his possessions in North Africa (Finbarr O'Reilly/Courtesy Reuters) Today, the Internationalist would like to draw your attention to a disturbing phenomenon ignored b…

Stopping Wartime Sexual Abuse—of Men

September 20, 2011

Egypt
Egypt’s Identity Crisis

  An injured anti-government protester rests by a burned out bus, used as barricade, alongside the Egyptian Museum near Tahrir Square in Cairo (Yannis Behrakis/Courtesy Reuters)   This article app…

Egypt’s Identity Crisis

April 15, 2011

Weekend Reading

People buy sweets at Souk al-Hamidieh in Damascus' old downtown (Khaled Al Hariri/Courtesy Reuters) Bikya Masr reports on the the rebirth of Egypt’s formerly ruling party, now called the Ne…

People buy sweets at Souk al-Hamidieh in Damascus’ old downtown (Khaled Al Hariri/Courtesy Reuters)

August 4, 2011

The Struggle For Egypt

October 6, 2011 “A sweeping history of modern Egypt, this timely book will appeal to foreign policy professionals, academics and the general public.  It is a reliable single source for understandi…

The Struggle For Egypt

March 8, 2012

United States
Ask the Experts: Where Are the Women in Foreign Policy?

Having worked at a number of institutions over the past fifteen years, I have long been struck by the proportional underrepresentation of women in U.S. foreign policy and national security positions…

Situation Room 2010