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October 26, 2005

Economics
Earthquake Aid to Pakistan

Seems missing, at least by recent standards.   Both private giving and government help from the US and Europe seem far smaller than the outpouring of generosity that followed the tsunami - look at th…

November 15, 2008

Monetary Policy
The Fed has been forced to seek risk while other central banks seek safety

A global slowdown -- likely a severe global slowdown -- is now underway. Last week’s data erased any real doubt. US retail sales are down. US real goods exports fell in September, and the Octob…

The Fed has been forced to seek risk while other central banks seek safety

January 2, 2009

China
As trade slows, China doesn’t rethink its growth strategy ...

My title is a play on the New York Times’ online headline: "As Trade Slows, China Rethinks its Growth Strategy." The print version of the Times carries a headline that more accurately reflects the…

December 17, 2010

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Friday File: The New START End Game

Above the Fold. It’s fish or cut bait time on the New START Treaty.  All signs point to a vote by next Wednesday.  Based on the strong vote this week to start the debate, supporters are optimistic…

Friday File: The New START End Game

September 14, 2011

United States
TWE Remembers: The Birth of the Star Spangled Banner

  Most singers struggle to perform it. It is hard to imagine a major league baseball game starting without it. The sound of a marching band playing it stirs the heart. I am speaking, of course, of…

Star Spangled Banner

April 14, 2011

Egypt
Goodfellas on the Nile

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's sons Alaa Mubarak and Gamal Mubarak in Cairo in early January (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Courtesy Reuters) In this extended season of the unthinkable becoming r…

Goodfellas on the Nile

June 1, 2012

International Organizations
The Human Rights Council: Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

Since the creation of the Human Rights Council (HRC) in 2006, U.S. critics have repeatedly tarred the HRC as a feckless haven for human rights abusers and a platform for egregious attacks of Israel. …

US Ambassador Donahoe listens to a speech during the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria in Geneva

January 25, 2012

Egypt
January 25th and the Egypt the Revolution Has Made

This article was originally posted on ForeignAffairs.com on January 25th, 2012. Ain Sukhna is stunningly beautiful. After a two-hour drive east from Cairo through the featureless desert, the road ro…

Jan25andtherevolution

September 5, 2012

Iran
The United States and Iran: Misaligned

I generally don’t write about Iran, and on the rare occasion that I do, I try my best to channel Ray Takeyh, Karim Sadjadpour, and Suzanne Maloney.  I’ll never come close to understanding Iran the wa…

USIranMisaligned

November 13, 2012

International Organizations
November Surprise: The United States Wins Second Term on UN Human Rights Council

In the wake of the U.S. reelection to the UN Human Rights Council, Ryan Kaminski, the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) Leo Nevas Human Rights Fellow, offers his an…

US Ambassador Donahoe listens to a speech during the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria in Geneva