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November 3, 2007

Monetary Policy
If the governments of emerging economies stuck to buying bonds would everything be ok?

Bloomberg’s Matthew Lynn argues that those countries now fretting about the impact of sovereign wealth funds didn’t complain when sovereign governments bought huge quantities of bonds:   Nobody minde…

August 18, 2008

Monetary Policy
Ut-oh

Agency spreads have widened. See John Jansen for all the gory details. The New York Fed’s custodial holdings of Agencies haven’t grown at anything like their typical pace over the past few weeks. …

August 4, 2010

Myanmar
The Near Future of U.S.-Myanmar Relations

In a new expert brief published today on CFR.org, I examine the near-term future of U.S.-Myanmar relations. The upcoming year could be decisive for the United States’ relations with the reclusive j…

U.S .State Secretary Clinton and Myanmar’s Permanent Representative to ASEAN Lynn pose for a photo before the opening of the ARF in Hanoi

January 28, 2011

Economics
Is It Possible to "Win" The Clean Energy Future?

I am not a huge fan of the Sputnik Moment / Win the Future / Sky Is Falling rhetoric that President Obama invoked in his State of the Union and that his team have been using to sell their clean energ…

May 23, 2011

Cybersecurity
Chinese responses to the International Strategy for Cyberspace

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses the White House Launch of the International Strategy for Cyberspace in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on May 16, 2011. (Lawrence Jackson…

Secretary Clinton at Release of Cyber Strategy

July 11, 2011

Trade
Would You Like Some Malware with Your IPad?

Neil Ungerleider of Fast Company has noted a very interesting exchange that occurred at Friday’s hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.  Asked directly by Rep. Jason Chaffetz…

July 25, 2011

Defense and Security
Cyber Attacks and Pentagon Responses

2Lt William Liggett works at the Air Force Space Command Network Operations & Security Center at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado July 20, 2010. U.S. national security planners…

2Lt William Liggett works at the Air Force Space Command Network Operations & Security Center at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs

August 11, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Guest Post: New Space-Faring Nations and U.S. Space Policy

Russian cosmonaut Sergei Volkov works outside the International Space Station during their spacewalk. (NASA TV/ Courtesy Reuters) My colleagues at CFR’s International Institutions and Global Gover…

Guest Post: New Space-Faring Nations and U.S. Space Policy

September 21, 2011

Fossil Fuels
Peak Oil and Faith Based Energy Debates

Dan Yergin’s weekend essay on peak oil in the Wall Street Journal (summary: don’t worry) has certainly stirred up passions in the blogosphere. Lynne Kiesling and Michael Giberson, both at Knowledge P…

October 11, 2011

United States
Syria: No Fly Zone or Not

Syrian National Council spokeswoman Basma Qadmani gives her address during a meeting in Istanbul on October 2, 2011 (Stringer Turkey/Courtesy Reuters). In mid-August, talk show host Stephen Colbert …

 Syrian National Council spokeswoman Basma Qadmani gives her address during a meeting in Istanbul on October 2, 2011 (Stringer Turkey/Courtesy Reuters).