April 14, 2011Japan
Masaaki Shirakawa, governor of the Bank of Japan, discusses the effects the March earthquake, tsunami, and events surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant had on the Japanese economy, as…
August 17, 2018Turkey
This article was originally published here in The Washington Post on August 17, 2018. In July, a deal to release an American minister jailed in Turkey came apart because, a White House official to…
January 9, 2019International Economic Policy
The world's surplus countries have the ability to do more to support global growth.
November 18, 2007Financial Markets
Note: This is Brad Setser, Not Michael Pettis The heads GCC countries will meet in early December. They are expected to announce that the launch date of their currency union will be delayed – and pr…
January 10, 2019Central Africa
After protesters used social media apps to topple dictators during the Arab Spring, governments in Africa are adopting a new tactic to curtail their influence: taxing social media usage.
December 19, 2018Nigeria
The Times reports the Nigerian army’s efforts to portray the Shiite protesters as violent and posing a threat to Nigerian soldiers. At the time, army spokesmen defended their deadly response as being what President Donald Trump had told American soldiers to do in similar circumstances and they grossly underreported the number of those killed by army fire.
November 26, 2018Cybersecurity
Contrary to what many assume, a public-private partnership to combat botnets doesn’t have to be initiated or led by the U.S. federal government.