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March 14, 2005

Trade

January 24, 2005

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Hubbard is in pole position: the Sunday New York Time buried the lede

Apparently the Federal Reserve is beginning to worry that the Administration is not all that serious about reducing the fiscal deficit ... Wonder why. It seems like Martin Feldstein’s concerns abou…

November 24, 2004

Financial Markets
Chinese yuan hits new low against euro, swiss franc, pound …

Just a reminder of what falling dollar currently means. Dollar depreciation is clearly part of what is needed to bring the US trade deficit down to a more sustainable level. But what is the case fo…

January 31, 2006

United States
World Economic Update: After Greenspan

Council on Foreign RelationsNew York, NYMeeting HighlightsSkip to transcriptTax Cuts:Daniel TARULLO: “Go back to the tax cuts of 2001, where Alan Greenspan possibly was decisive in turning the debat…

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January 23, 2006

Humanitarian Intervention
CFR Task Force on U.S. Policy Toward Africa

Council on Foreign RelationsNew York, NYSOLEDAD O’BRIEN:  Good evening, everybody, thanks for being with us.  We certainly appreciate it.  I want to welcome you to today’s Council on Foreign Relatio…

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January 23, 2006

Humanitarian Intervention
More Than Humanitarianism: A Strategic U.S. Approach Toward Africa

5:30-6:15 p.m. Cocktail Buffet6:15-7:30 p.m. MeetingMembers may bring a guest to this event.

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December 21, 2005

Monetary Policy
Just what are the world’s central banks doing with their (growing) reserves

The IMF just released new quarterly data on global reserve accumulation (Hat tip, Menzie Chinn).   Just don't look to it to find out if the world's central banks are adding to their dollar or…

February 14, 2006

Iraq
Matthew Sherman: Curtailing Militias Key to Formation of Iraqi Security Forces

Matthew Sherman, former deputy senior adviser and director of policy to Iraq ’s Ministry of Interior, discusses the influence of militias, U.S. counterinsurgency efforts, and Iraq ’s rise of organize…

February 8, 2006

Monetary Policy
The central bank (and oil fund) bid

I am constantly amazed by the concern well paid Wall Street economists display for poor Chinese peasants.    China, you see, cannot revalue the RMB without devastating rural China.  A revalued RMB wo…