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May 25, 2022

The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

A comprehensive list of each episode of The President's Inbox organized by topic. 

Resolute desk

March 17, 2008

Trading up — Jeff Frankel and Rachel Ziemba will be guest blogging this week

I will be away most of this week and will not be posting regularly. In the interim though, the quality of this blog is likely to go up.Jeff Frankel of Harvard (who recently started his own blog) h…

November 1, 2018

A Review of Rachel Kleinfield’s "A Savage Order: How the World’s Deadliest Countries Can Forge a Path to Security"

By Nicholas Borroz In A Savage Order: How the World’s Deadliest Countries Can Forge a Path to Security, Rachel Kleinfield explains why some societies are plagued by internal violence, how such vio…


June 10, 2022

The World Next Week: What to Read and Listen to This Summer

The annual summer entertainment recommendations from The World Next Week podcast.

Three books next to each other on a light blue background. From left to right: Putin's People, by Catherine Belton; Say Nothing, by Patrick Radden Keefe; and The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy, by Michael Mandelbaum.

February 17, 2009

United States
On the December TIC data

Note: this post is by Rachel Ziemba, filling in for Brad Setser I can’t hope to do as good a job as Brad in parsing the TIC data, but a couple of trends seem to emerge at a quick glance of December’…

July 17, 2009

May TIC Data: Still Buying US Assets But Just the Liquid Ones

This is Rachel Ziemba. Brad will I think be back soon but I figured I’d get in one last post going into some excessive details on the Treasury International Capital (TIC) data. These days, the TIC d…

China USD holdings

February 20, 2009

China’s Resource Buys

Note: This post is by Rachel Ziemba of RGE Monitor (where this first appeared) thanks again to Brad for letting me fill in while he’s on vacation. note: I’ve made a slight update to the discussion o…

July 9, 2009

GCC Sovereigns: A Little Better off

this post is by Rachel Ziemba Thanks again to Brad for letting me fill in while he’s on vacation. Sorry I’m late catching up with you all but I’ll try to chime in on some of the key releases especia…


May 28, 2008

Sovereign Wealth Fund Records: In for the Long Haul

This post is by Rachel Ziemba of RGE Monitor, filling in for Brad Setser. Norges Bank Investment Management, which manages Norway’s $380 billion Government Pension Fund-Global announced Q1 returns l…


August 2, 2009

Monetary Policy
How much do the major Sovereign Wealth Funds manage?

This post is by Brad Setser and Rachel Ziemba of RGE Monitor A score of recent reports have put the total assets managed by sovereign wealth funds at around $3 trillion. That seems high to us – at…