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November 3, 2004

Economics
the best recovery money can buy

One interpretation of the results of the US election is that Ray Fair’s model (am having trouble with the interface, so no link -- it is available on nouriel’s web page in the elections section) was …

June 4, 2009

China
Change or more of the same?

Simon Johnson poses the core question facing the United States and China well: If [China] doubles [its] holdings of US dollar assets over the next couple of years (let’s say, going towards $4trn), e…

December 13, 2010

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
TWE Quick Takes: Saddam Hussein, New START and More

Seven years ago today soldiers in the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 4th Infantry Division pulled Saddam Hussein from a hole underneath a two-room mud shack on a sheep farm in the town of ad-Dawr, …

TWE Quick Takes: Saddam Hussein, New START and More

September 30, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Where Do the GOP Candidates Stand on China’s Rise?

  Above the Fold. China’s rise presents perhaps the most significant challenge to American foreign policy over the next decade. Here’s one concern: China’s growing force of long-range precision mi…

China jets

October 15, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: The Super Committee Has Forty Days

The twelve members of the Congressional Super Committee gather for opening remarks as the panel holds its inaugural meeting on September 8, 2011. (Mike Theiler/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. The …

The twelve members of the Congressional Super Committee, six Democrats and six Republicans, gather for opening remarks as the panel holds its inaugural meeting to search for at least $1.2 trillion in new deficit reductions, in Washington, DC, September 8, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

October 21, 2011

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Friday File: The Super Committee Has Thirty-Three Days

A pigeon sits on a clock in Frankfurt. (Alex Domanski/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. The super committee now has a bit more than a month to strike a long-term deficit reduction deal. I’m skeptica…

A pigeon sits on a clock in front of the Frankfurt stock exchange, August 25, 2011. REUTERS/Alex Domanski (GERMANY - Tags: ANIMALS)

January 11, 2012

Ten Whats With...Dr. Susan Bissell

Dr. Susan Bissell is Associate Director and Programmes Chief Child Protection, UNICEF, based in New York.  Susan joined UNICEF in 1987 where her work has taken her to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Ha…

Susan Bissell

January 27, 2012

Middle East Matters This Week: Egypt’s Tumultuous Anniversary

Significant Middle East Developments Egypt. Hundreds of thousands of Egyptians returned to Tahrir Square on Friday chanting “down with military rule” in a day dubbed “The Friday of Pride and Dignity…

Demonstrators take part in a protest marking the first anniversary of Egypt's uprising at Tahrir square in Cairo on January 25, 2012 (Mohamed Abd El-Ghany/Courtesy Reuters).

December 19, 2011

Guest Post: Anya Schmemann on Russia’s Protests

People attend a sanctioned rally on a bridge near Bolotnaya square to protest violations at the parliamentary elections in Moscow on December 10, 2011. (Sergei Karpukhin/courtesy Reuters) When Vladi…

People attend a sanctioned rally on a bridge near Bolotnaya square to protest against violations at the parliamentary elections in Moscow December 10, 2011. Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of cities across Russia on Saturday to demand an end to Vladimir Putin’s rule and complain about alleged election fraud in the biggest show of defiance since he took power more than a decade ago. The banner reads

February 6, 2012

Politics and Government
Should the United States Still Give Egypt Foreign Aid?

What if you want to give foreign aid but the intended beneficiaries say they don’t want it? That’s the dilemma the Obama administration faces right now in the Middle East. Two weeks ago, the State D…

A demonstrator carries an Egyptian flag near Tahrir square where demonstrators gathered to mark the first anniversary of Egypt's uprising on January 25, 2012. (Asmaa Waguih/courtesy Reuters)