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June 23, 2021

Global
The President's Inbox Episodes by Topic

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

Resolute desk

November 19, 2019

Election 2020
The President’s Inbox: Should the United States Rethink Its Russia Policy?

Each week between now and the Iowa caucuses, I’m talking with two experts with differing views on how the United States should handle a foreign policy challenge it faces. These special episodes are p…

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech at the Kremlin in Moscow on November 4.

May 22, 2020

India
Reflections on India’s Foreign Affairs Strategy

I had the opportunity earlier this week to take part in a fascinating webinar discussion, hosted by Brookings India, on India’s foreign policy strategy. The anchor for the conversation was a new pape…

A man in a face mask cleans machinery

March 22, 2012

India
Economics and Indian Strategy

South Asia is among the least economically integrated regions of the world, in part because partition cleaved apart various natural economic communities. Regions, such as Bengal, which had been well …

Leaders of Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Bangladesh, India, Bhutan, Nepal, and Thailand pose for a picture at the second summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) in New Delhi, November 13, 2008. (B Mathur / Courtesy Reuters)

March 27, 2005

United States
The financing of the US current account deficit

2004 Current account deficit: $666 billion2004 Net FDI outflow: $133 billion2004 Net portfolio equity outflow: $63 billion (TIC data); $37 billion (BEA) data. The difference seems to stem from diffe…

March 19, 2015

Wars and Conflict
Removing the Silos Around Girls’ Education, National Security, and Child Marriage

In the lead up to the announcement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in September, I had the opportunity to host a conversation with Julia Gillard, chair of the Global Partnership for Education…

Girls take the final examination of their primary school in Sanaa, Yemen, June 2013 (Courtesy Khaled Abdullah/Reuters).

February 22, 2012

China
Beware the Patriotic Geek: The Risk of Cyber Militias in Asia

When people warn of growing cyber insecurity they are often referring to the threat of an arms race, countries trying to outdo each other in the development of offensive weapons and defensive technol…

Participants at a China Collegiate Programming Contest in 2010.

June 24, 2016

China
Friday Asia Update: Five Stories From the Week of June 24, 2016

Rachel Brown, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Smoldering discontent rekindles protests in Wukan, China. Nearly five years ago, popular protests eru…

Wukan-protest

February 14, 2007

China
Highly recommended: the World Bank’s latest China Quarterly.

What jumped out at me in the latest quarterly from the World Bank’s Beijing office?First, the data showing that labor income is falling as a share of Chinese GDP.    Moreover, its fall seems to have …

May 30, 2012

India
Can the U.S. Work with India in Cyberspace?

Eric Heginbotham and George Gilboy have a new book, Chinese and Indian Strategic Behavior, looking at the rise of China and India. One of their main points is a warning directed at U.S. policymakers …

Workers in Bangalore