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December 28, 2017

United States
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2017

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2017 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten worl…

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November 6, 2017

Japan
Abenomics and the Long Legacy of the Consumption Tax Hike

Abe's consumption tax hike stalled what until then had been a demand led recovery, leading to a three year period with no growth in domestic demand. 

Abenomics and the Long Legacy of the Consumption Tax Hike

September 19, 2017

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: September 22, 2017

This week: Crypo researchers don't trust the NSA, Facebook ads under scrutiny, a new cybersecurity agency for Europe, and domain names caught in the crossfire of the Catalonian referendum.

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November 10, 2016

The United States Marine Corps Celebrates Its 241st Birthday Today

The Marine Corps turns 241 years-old today. On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution to create a Marine force composed of two battalions. Since then, the Marines have been …

U.S. Marines from Fox Company, 2nd Battalion 1st Marines, 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit run for cover during a non-live fire MOUT training at US Marine Corps: Marines Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms

October 28, 2016

Venezuela
How Venezuela Got Into This Mess

[This post was co-authored with John Polga-Hecimovich*] By the end of 2017, the Venezuelan economy will likely be less than three-quarters of its 2013 size. Inflation is set to increase from 700 p…

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September 16, 2016

Europe and Eurasia
Cyber Week in Review: September 16, 2016

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. There’s a reason we’re told not to poke bears. Hackers posted medical records of several U.S…

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July 13, 2016

Technology and Innovation
Zimbabwe and an “Arab Spring”

Zimbabwe is rapidly deteriorating, if not imploding. In the midst of a drought, estimates are that up to half of the rural population will face hunger or famine in the coming year. The economy is con…

Zimbabwe and an Arab Spring

June 15, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Remarks on Morning in South Africa

The following text is the entirety of John Campbell’s speech delivered as part of the Department of State’s Ralph J Bunche Library Series, on June 8, 2016.  From a certain perspective, South Africa …

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June 3, 2016

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: Hillary Clinton Questions Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Fitness

Hillary Clinton used her highly touted speech in San Diego yesterday to lace into Donald Trump. Her message was simple: Donald Trump’s ideas aren’t just different–they are dangerously incoherent. …

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