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October 10, 2017

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Update: PROMESA, Population Trends, Risks to the Fiscal and Economic Plan—and Now Maria

A new report from the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), co-authored by Brad W. Setser and Gregory Makoff.

November 29, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
Mr. Kerry Should Apologize

It seems that John Kerry is a problem even out of office. Whether his record as secretary of state was one of glorious achievement or abject failure is of course a matter of debate; I lean to the lat…

December 4, 2017

China
AlphaGo China’s Artificial Intelligence Strategy Poses a Credible Threat to U.S. Tech Leadership

Absent new funding and a strategic vision, the United States might lose the race for supremacy in artificial intelligence research to China.

March 31, 2011

Morocco
Mr. Gates Oversteps

In his Congressional testimony today, Secretary of Defense Gates overstepped his authority and undermined the president’s role as Commander in Chief. According to the New York Times, Gates first sai…

October 7, 2014

A Word from Mr. Erekat

The top Palestinian negotiator with Israel, Saeb Erekat, spoke about the recent war in Gaza this week. He made two claims: that 12,000 Palestinians had been killed, and that 96% of them had been civi…

October 2, 2017

Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Before Maria Puerto Rico Before Maria

My new discussion paper with Greg Makoff on economic and demographic trends in Puerto Rico.

October 10, 2017

Puerto Rico
What Puerto Rico Tells Us About Global Trade What Puerto Rico Tells Us About Global Trade

Trade in tax often trumps trade in tasks.

March 27, 2015

Wars and Conflict
Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani (L) shakes hands with U.S. President Barack Obama after their joint news conference at the White House in Washington, DC, March 24, 2015 (Courtesy Jonathan Ernst/Reuters). Mr. Ghani Goes to Washington

This week, during the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s White House visit, U.S. President Barack Obama announced that he will delay the schedule for U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan and current t…

October 6, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
The Mind of Mr. Netanyahu

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Washington last week and spoke at the UN General Assembly in New York. I did not speak with him during this visit. Herewith a guess about what he is …

March 19, 2013

Middle East and North Africa
Mr. Kerry’s Old Rhetoric

In remarks he made just before leaving for Israel yesterday, our new Secretary of State indulged in some "old-think" and some outdated language about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Speaking at th…