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September 22, 2022

Taiwan
While Pledging to Defend Taiwan from China, Biden Shifted on Taiwan Independence. Here’s Why That Matters.

President Biden's comment on Taiwan independence is a break from his predecessors.

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment Conference in New York, U.S., September 21, 2022.

April 20, 2017

Asia
Vice President Mike Pence in Indonesia

On his current visit to Indonesia, Vice President Mike Pence appears likely to play a role he is quickly becoming accustomed to---the low-key, reassuring, figure who provides continuity in U.S. forei…

pence-indonesia tour

September 12, 2022

Ethiopia
A Wounded Ethiopia

Once celebrated as a regional power broker, Ethiopia today is a ripe target for opportunists

 Amhara Special Forces march with rifles during celebrations in the Lalibela town of the Amhara Region, Ethiopia.

September 12, 2022

United States
Heading Off a Future Constitutional Calamity

The Electoral Count Reform Act offers the opportunity to address a potentially existential national security threat with a relatively small number of keystrokes revising the U.S. Code—but time is sho…

Manchin and Collins

May 5, 2015

Politics and Government
Campaign 2016: Mike Huckabee, GOP Presidential Candidate

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is taking that age old advice to heart. Back in 2008 he did surprisingly well in the GOP nominating race, despite…

Mike-Huckabee

May 2, 2013

Trade
Energy and Climate Issues Awaiting Mike Froman at USTR

With Mike Froman nominated to become U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), change in how the White House handles international energy is sure to follow. But Froman won’t be able to leave energy or climat…

March 28, 2014

International Organizations
You Might Have Missed: Ukraine, Rep. Mike Rogers, and Drones

Jeanne Whalen and Alan Cullison, “Ukraine Battles to Rebuild a Depleted Military,” Wall Street Journal, March 25, 2014. In recent weeks Mr. Yarema has turned to Washington and NATO for help, but wit…

Amesnty All- edit

March 9, 2006

United States
Mike Mandel, Ricardo Hausmann and Federico Sturzenegger better be right (January trade data)

I sure hope that the US is exporting a lot of "intangibles" that don't show up in the trade data, and generating lots more intangible dark matter to offset all the external debt that the US is ta…

chart

August 1, 2006

Economics
Memo to Mike Mandel: Wal-Mart doesn’t look like it is creating all that much dark matter …

Wal-Mart recently sold itsmoney-losing  German operations: Industry observers said Wal-Mart lost about €100m ($127.5m) on German sales of €2bn last year. Results failed to pick up in spite of the clo…

May 20, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: May 20, 2022

Biden plans limits on foreign data transfers; Chinese hackers target Russian defense sector; EU proposes scanning end to end encryption; U.S. will not prosecute "good faith" hackers; China pledges su…

Attorney General Merrick Garland stands in front of a White House logo.