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March 21, 2007

Financial Markets
The dollar is no longer a high carry currency …

That at least is what the market seems to think.  The carry trade has bounced back. The Australian dollar -- a high carry currency -- is setting new highs (v. the US dollar at least).  The kiwi has r…

February 22, 2011

Guest Post: What the American Public Thinks about Egypt

Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest outside the White House. (Jose Luis Magaua/courtesy Reuters) Politicians, pundits, and bloggers have all been weighing in with their assessments of how P…

Demonstrators shout slogans during protest outside the White House

May 25, 2011

Libya: NATO’s Report Card

Under the War Powers Resolution, authorization for U.S. military operations in Libya expired last Friday, the sixtieth day of “kinetic military action.” The Obama administration did not pay this lega…

June 7, 2011

International Organizations
The Trials of International Tribunals

Munira Salihovic poses with picture of her three sons and husband, who were killed during the Srebrenica massacre. (Dado Ruvic/Courtesy Reuters) Champions of international justice have been heartene…

Munira Salihovic poses with picture of her three sons and husband, who were killed during the Srebrenica massacre.

May 17, 2011

Defense and Security
Should Qaddafi Be Arrested?

The entrance of the International Criminal Court. (Jerry Lampen/courtesy Reuters) I have a new post up at CNN’s Global Public Square on the significance of the request that the International Crimina…

The entrance of the International Criminal Court. (Jerry Lampen/courtesy Reuters)

June 7, 2011

United States
The Consequences of Stalemate in Libya

Rebels fighters inspect a burning house in the city of Yafran. Youssef Boudlal / Reuters In today’s Washington Post, columnist Anne Applebaum asks—though does not directly answer—the important quest…

The Consequences of Stalemate in Libya

July 12, 2011

International Organizations
UNSC Reform: Making Room for Brazil

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon talks to Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff during their meeting at Planalto Palace in Brasilia (Ueslei Marcelino/ Courtesy Reuters). The Internationalist has s…

UNSC Reform: Making Room for Brazil

April 6, 2011

Ivory Coast
Possible International Criminal Court Investigation in Cote d’Ivoire

An anti-Gbagbo protester holds a portrait of presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara during a demonstration in Abobo. (Luc Gnago/Courtesy Reuters) As of mid day on April 6, Laurent Gbagbo, the Frenc…

Possible International Criminal Court Investigation in Cote d’Ivoire

January 28, 2011

China
Europe Talks China

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, Spanish Foreign Minister Trinidad Jimenez, and Spain's Industry Minister Miguel Sebastian talk during the signing of commercial agreements bet…

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, Spanish Foreign Minister Trinidad Jimenez, and Spain’s Industry Minister Miguel Sebastian talk during the signing of commercial agreements between China and Spain at Madrid’s Moncloa Palace January 5, 2011.

December 15, 2010

Sub-Saharan Africa
ICC Plans to Prosecute Kenyan Politicians

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has gone public with his intention to prosecute five senior Kenyan political figures for crimes against humanity associated with the 2007 el…

ICC Plans to Prosecute Kenyan Politicians