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June 11, 2007

Monetary Policy
“Asia’s importance in the bond market cannot be overstated”

That quote doesn't come from me -- but from someone with a bit more authority: Jim Caron, co-head of global interest rate strategy at Morgan Stanley (quoted by Michael MacKenzie in Monday's F…

central_bank_demand_quarters

July 2, 2008

Financial Markets
Read the annual report of the Bank of International Settlements

International institutions usually put out reports filled with turgid and overly-qualified prose. But not the BIS. At least not this year. The introduction and conclusion of its 78th annual rep…

April 18, 2011

United States
TWE Remembers: The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

  All revolutions begin with a single act that changes everything. America’s began on April 18, 1775, when British General Thomas Gage ordered 700 British Army regulars under the command of Lt. Co…

Paul Revere

June 21, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012: Hello Jon Huntsman, GOP Presidential Candidate

It’s official. Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor and U.S. ambassador to China, has formally announced that he is a Republican candidate for president. As he promised, Huntsman made the announcem…

Jon Huntsman

July 1, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File:Congress Still Not Biting on Libya

Above the Fold. I wrote two weeks ago that nothing would come of congressional efforts to reverse President Obama on Libya. Lo and behold, lawmakers have given speeches, pounded tables, and held vo…

Friday File:Congress Still Not Biting on Libya

July 11, 2011

Trade
Would You Like Some Malware with Your IPad?

Neil Ungerleider of Fast Company has noted a very interesting exchange that occurred at Friday’s hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.  Asked directly by Rep. Jason Chaffetz…

August 19, 2011

You Might Have Missed

Welcome to a new semi-regular feature of 3PA: “You Might Have Missed.” The objective of this format will be to present news articles, speeches, reports, books, and recent bits of information that cou…

July 26, 2011

International Organizations
Catastrophe in the Horn: Causes and Responses

Newly arrived Somali refugees sit in the open as they await medical examinations for their children at the Dadaab refugee camp, near the Kenya-Somalia border (STR New/ Courtesy Reuters). The area st…

Catastrophe in the Horn: Causes and Responses

September 9, 2011

Thailand
Wikileaks and Southeast Asia

Founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange smiles as he arrives for his extradition hearing at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court in east London (Toby Melville/Courtesy Reuters). The recent releases of new b…

Founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange smiles as he arrives for his extradition hearing at Belmarsh Magistrates’ Court in east London.

November 9, 2011

United States
Iran’s Nuclear Program and the IAEA

Iran's Head of Atomic Energy Organization Abbasi-Davani speaks at the 55th IAEA General Conference in Vienna on September 19, 2011 (Herwig Prammer/Courtesy Reuters). For those who regularly rea…

Iran’s Head of Atomic Energy Organization Abbasi-Davani speaks at the 55th IAEA General Conference in Vienna on September 19, 2011 (Herwig Prammer/Courtesy Reuters).