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February 5, 2006

United States
Is national income accounting biased against the US?

In a fake news classic, Rob Corddry and Jon Stewart of the Daily Show once pondered how to report "the facts" when "the facts themselves were biased."  Michael Mandel seems to think the facts are bia…

July 23, 2007

First Blackstone, then Barclays …

The alliance between the Chinese state – lest we forget, still a (nominally) communist state -- and the high priests of global financial capitalism is close to complete.    Goldman, Royal Bank o…

July 16, 2007

Financial Markets
Hmmm - maybe imported labor can not keep a lid on inflation in the Gulf

One of the standard arguments why the GCC currencies' depreciation – they, after all, generally peg to the dollar – won’t lead to high rates of inflation is that the GCC countries are open to bot…

August 1, 2010

South Korea
2+2 and the U.S.-ROK Joint Vision Statement

The United States and South Korea held a historic bilateral meeting of ministers of foreign affairs and defense (or “2+2”) for the first time on July 21, 2010, coinciding with the sixtieth anniversar…

2+2 Meeting

May 3, 2010

Apples Are to Oranges As Cyber Is To?

Photo courtesy of flickr/Dano Cyber conflict remains an issue in search of a conceptual framework. In his widely noted, and controversial piece in the Washington Post, Michael McConnell, the forme…

Apples Are to Oranges As Cyber Is To?

November 12, 2010

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Friday File: Obama in Asia

Above the Fold: The big news of the week has been President Obama’s Asia trip.  The coverage at home has generally been positive.  Walter Russell Mead reviews the India leg of the trip and applauds…

Friday File: Obama in Asia

November 16, 2010

Politics and Government
Election Re-Cap

Two weeks after the midterm elections that shook up Washington, here are five things we know: 1. The Democrats took a beating.  When your party loses more House seats than in any election sinc…


March 21, 2011

Politics and Government
Campaign 2012: Hello Tim Pawlenty, GOP Presidential Candidate

Tim Pawlenty speaks during the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's Spring Event on March 8, 2011. (Brian Frank/courtesy Reuters) Only one Big Ten university has ever graduated an American preside…

Tim Pawlenty speaks during the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Spring Event at Point of Grace Church in Waukee, Iowa on March 8, 2011.

November 4, 2010

What do the 2010 Elections Mean for Asia?

Since the election, I have been fielding numerous emails and phone calls from Asian friends and reporters interested in whether the sweeping changes in the House of Representatives, governors’ mans…

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH), who broke down in tears during his speech, gives a thumbs up at the end of his address to a Republican election night results watch rally in Washington

February 22, 2010

Technology and Innovation
Race between Innovation and Security

With Rob Knake, I have a new piece up on Yale Global Online about the race between innovation and security. We use the hacking of Google not to focus on human rights or cyberwar, but rather to show …