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April 30, 2010

The Other 1.6 Billion

As (some) Americans focus their attention on addressing climate change and energy security, it’s easy to forget that a quarter of the world (about 1.6 billion people) have absolutely no access to ele…

October 1, 2010

South Korea
The Seoul G20 Summit: Opportunity for and Challenge to Strengthening U.S.-Korea Relations

Marcus Noland is Deputy Director and Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. A major, largely overlooked development of the recent financial crisis has been the emergenc…

G20 Summit Washington, DC

July 17, 2010

India
Incredible India? Complicated India

Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Rupak de Chowdhuri India’s tourist promotion slogan is "Incredible India!" And there’s a lot about that country that’s pretty incredible. But three stories over the past…

Incredible India?  Complicated India

November 1, 2010

China
Vacation Reading

It’s time for another installment of holiday reading. What holiday, you say? Mine. Yep, I’ve been away since last Thursday, and you haven’t even noticed. (I’ll be back this Thursday.) But as my absen…

February 2, 2011

Treaties and Agreements
TWE Remembers: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Today marks the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo formally ending the Mexican-American War. As you might have guessed, the treaty was signed in Guadalupe Hidalgo, which is…

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January 28, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Friday File: “Friday of Wrath” Tests the Obama Administration

An anti-government protester defaces a picture of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak in Alexandria. (Courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Just three days after delivering a State of the Union Address …

An anti-government protester defaces a picture of Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak in Alexandria.

November 29, 2010

China
China’s Mixed Message on North Korea

My colleague Evan Feigenbaum hopes that China is embarrassed by North Korea’s recent unprovoked shelling of a South Korean island near the two countries’ border. The attack left several South Korea…

China’s Vice Foreign Minister and top envoy on North Korean nuclear disarmament talks Wu Dawei speaks during a news conference in Beijing November 28, 2010. China said on Sunday it wants emergency consultations among six governments involved in talks aimed at ending North Korea’s nuclear programme, adding that the consultations would not amount to a full restart of the stalled negotiations. REUTERS/Grace Liang

February 25, 2011

Politics and Government
Friday File: Washington Braces for the Showdown over the Government Shutdown

Senate Budget Committee Ranking member Jeff Sessions and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan speak in response to President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2010 budget in Washington. (Jason Reed…

Senate Budget Committee Ranking member Jeff Sessions and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan speak in response to President Barack Obama’s Fiscal Year 2010 budget in Washington

November 17, 2010

Nigeria
Polio is Back

The resurgence of polio last week in Congo-Brazzaville illustrates the long over-hang consequences of civil war and political instability. Pointe Noire, the epicenter of the current outbreak, is a po…

Polio is Back

February 18, 2011

China
An Agenda for U.S.-Central Asia Relations

When it snows on the steppes of eastern Kazakhstan, hunters saddle up and gallop off with eagles on their arms in search of prey. (Shamil Zhumatov/Courtesy Reuters) I’ve blogged mainly on East Asia …

An Agenda for U.S.-Central Asia Relations