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October 8, 2007

China
Will Polish plumbers give way to the China price?

The Economist seems to have taken note (finally!) of the impact of the RMB’s depreciation v the euro.  Chinese exports to Europe are growing very, very fast.   EU-27 imports from China are up 20% y/y…

March 28, 2011

United States
How Do You Say 1989 in Arabic?

U.S. President Barack Obama leads a briefing on the current situation in Libya, with National Security Advisor Tom Donilon (L) aboard Air Force One, during a secure conference call on the flight from…

How Do You Say 1989 in Arabic?

April 15, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Pathway to Peace or Mangled Mission in Libya?

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy greets Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron at the Elysee Palace in Paris on April 13, 2011. (Philippe Wojazer/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Barack O…

France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) greets Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron at the Elysee Palace in Paris on April 13, 2011

June 24, 2011

United States
Libya: "Justifications" for Intervention

Rebels fighters are reflected on a side mirror at the front line in Ajdabiyah June 22, 2011. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany As anyone who reads this blog probably knows, I have been a critic of the U…

Libya: "Justifications" for Intervention

May 19, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The World Next Week: Obama Diplomacy in High Gear

President Barack Obama delivers a speech about U.S. policy in the Middle East today at the State Department. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters) The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I talked …

President Barack Obama delivers a speech about U.S. policy in the Middle East and North Africa today at the State Department on May 19, 2011.

May 5, 2011

The World Next Week: The Arab League, the Debt Ceiling, and Chatting with China

The National Debt Clock, which hangs from a building near Times Square in New York. (Joshua Lott/courtesy Reuters) The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I talked about the scheduled mee…

The National Debt Clock, which hangs from a building near Times Square in New York.

April 21, 2011

Defense and Security
Is NATO Escalating Its Commitment in Libya?

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy shakes hands with Mustafa Abdel Jalil, head of the main Libyan rebel council, as he leaves the Elysee Palace on April 20, 2011. (Philippe Wojazer/courtesy Reute…

France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy shakes hands with Mustafa Abdel Jalil, head of the main Libyan rebel council, as he leaves the Elysee Palace on April 20, 2011. (Philippe Wojazer/courtesy Reuters)

August 23, 2011

Defense and Security
Is Qaddafi’s Exit Obama’s Vindication?

Libyans celebrate in Benghazi on August 23, 2011 after rebel fighters entered Tripoli. The poster features images of U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Fren…

Libyans celebrate near the court house in Benghazi August 23, 2011 after rebel fighters entered Tripoli. The poster below displays images of U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice, British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and U.S. President Barack Obama (L-R). REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori (LIBYA - Tags: POLITICS)

November 9, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012 Roundup: Perry on Iran

Rick Perry speaks during a visit to plastics manufacturer. (Mary Chastain/courtesy Reuters) Rick Perry is making his media rounds. He discussed defense and foreign policy with ABC’s Christiane Amanp…

Campaign 2012 Roundup: Perry on Iran

October 6, 2011

The World Next Week: The Eurozone Crisis Continues

Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel at a summit in Brussels in March 2011. (Francois Lenoir/courtesy Reuters) The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I sat down to discuss the G20 meeting i…

Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel at a summit in Brussels in March 2011. (Francois Lenoir/courtesy Reuters)