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February 16, 2018

North Korea
Avoiding War With North Korea

The U.S. military is prepared for a number of contingencies with regard to North Korea, but the best path forward is diplomacy aimed at denuclearization.

KCNA

August 6, 2018

Zimbabwe
The Likely Way Out of Zimbabwe's Election Crisis

Mnangagwa's victory was promptly and shamefully endorsed by African Union observers and those from the Southern African Development Community, but questioned by observers from the European Union, the National Democratic institute and the International Republican Institute, and, most important, the Zimbabwe Election Support Network, a local NGO umbrella that deployed 6,500 observers around the country.

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June 10, 2009

Zimbabwe
A Conversation with Morgan Tsvangirai

Watch Morgan Tsvangirai, Prime Minister of the Republic of Zimbabwe, as he discusses Zimbabwe's present and future.

June 10, 2009

Zimbabwe
A Conversation with Morgan Tsvangirai

Join Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, in Washington for the first time in seven years, to discuss Zimbabwe's present and future.  

September 18, 2008

China
Morgan Stanley/ CIC

Reuters is reporting that Morgan Stanley has approached the China Investment Corporation (CIC) for additional capital; it isn’t just talking to Wachovia. It order to get the equity it needs, the …

June 14, 2018

United States
Happy Birthday to the U.S. Army!

The United States Army celebrates its 243nd birthday today. If you see an active duty, former, or retired member of the United States Army today, wish their service Happy Birthday. The Army websit…

Army Birthday 2018

May 9, 2018

Iran Nuclear Agreement
Iran: Keep Your Finger Off the Cyber Button

Tehran could respond to the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal with cyber operations against U.S. companies. If it does, that might give the hawks in the White House the excuse they need to t…

John Bolton Iran Nuclear Deal

October 28, 2008

Financial Markets
JP Morgan is now forecasting a global recession

Via Martin Wolf and Nouriel Roubini comes the latest global forecast from JP Morgan: "Once again, we have taken an axe to near-term growth forecasts for the developed world and will likely follow up…

September 20, 2008

China
Wachovia/ Morgan Stanley/ CIC?

The reporting from Asia on Friday suggested limits to the CIC’s interest in Morgan Stanley. Restrictions on the ability of foreign banks to participate in the “TARP” (the current acronym for the b…

January 10, 2018

Zimbabwe
Mnangagwa Tightens the Screws in Zimbabwe

In the short term, Mnangagwa’s strategy of economic liberalization while maintaining Mugabe’s illiberal political system (despite some new faces at the top) is likely to succeed.

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