November 1, 2018Puerto Rico
President Trump is right to worry that disaster aid will end up bailing out the holders of Puerto Rico's bonds, but there are better solutions to that particular problem than cutting off disaster aid…
October 31, 2018Middle East and North Africa
Mohammad bin Salman isn’t just ruining his own reputation—he’s spoiling Washington’s policies across the region.
October 2, 2018Nigeria
Nigerians fear that flooding in October 2018 could be as bad as or worse than it was in 2012, when two million Nigerians were displaced and 363 died. In 2015, floods displaced 100,000 and led to 53 deaths. In 2016, 92,000 were displaced 38 died. In 2017, floods affected 250,000.
September 27, 2018Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico’s government and the bulk of the holders of Puerto Rico’s Sales tax backed bonds (COFINA) appear to have reached agreement on restructuring terms (details here). The deal will reduce Puer…
September 18, 2018Cybersecurity
Although there are challenges facing the study of cyber conflict, they are not insurmountable.
February 22, 2018Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico’s latest fiscal plan appears to use a best case scenario as its base case. It consequently doesn’t provide a realistic benchmark for evaluating Puerto Rico’s long-run capacity to pay.