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March 23, 2005

Capital Flows
Wolfowitz and the World Bank

Paul Wolfowitz looks to be heading toward the Presidency of the World Bank. He probably was not the first choice of anyone outside the US, not even the UK. But no one seems to see much of an upside…

October 12, 2008

Financial Markets
On the precipice

Words no Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund ever wants to utter: “Intensifying solvency concerns about a number of the largest US-based and European financial institutions have pu…

March 7, 2011

Politics and Government
Campaign 2012: Hello Herman Cain, GOP Presidential Candidate

Herman Cain takes the stage to address the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington in February 2011. (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters) What if when Americans go to the polls on Novem…

Herman Cain takes the stage to address the Conservative Political Action conference in Washington on February 11, 2011.  (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters)

April 26, 2011

Politics and Government
Campaign 2012: Hello Ron Paul, GOP Presidential Candidate

Rep. Ron Paul visits a polling station in Manchester, New Hampshire on January 8, 2008. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters) The third time is the charm. That’s at least what Ron Paul hopes. An unsuccessful…

Republican presidential candidate Texas Rep. Ron Paul visits a polling station in Manchester, New Hampshire January 8, 2008. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters)

February 18, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Friday File: Mubarak Is Gone, Now Comes the Hard Part

A family of Egyptian pro-democracy supporters ride on a motorcycle carrying an Egyptian flag after Friday prayers near Tahrir Square in Cairo. (Amr Dalsh/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. The TV cam…

A family of Egyptian pro-democracy supporters ride on a motorcycle carrying an Egyptian flag after Friday prayers near Tahrir Square in Cairo

April 19, 2011

TWE Mailbag: The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere--An Update

A woman mails envelopes at the James A Farley Post U.S. office in New York on April 15, 2010. (Mike Segar/courtesy Reuters) Yesterday’s post on "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" attracted a couple…

A woman mails envelopes at the James A Farley Post U.S. office in New York on April 15, 2010. (Mike Segar/courtesy Reuters)

January 14, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Friday File: Hu Is Coming

U.S. President Barack Obama meets China's President Hu Jintao in Seoul. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Chinese President Hu Jintao comes to Washington next week for his first vi…

U.S. President Barack Obama meets China’s President Hu Jintao in Seoul

August 26, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Checking in on Iraq

Policemen gather at the site of a bomb attack in Najaf on August 15, 2011. (Ali Abu Shish/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. While the blogosphere is now debating whether Libya marks a new era in U.S…

Policemen gather at the site of a bomb attack in Najaf, 160 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad August 15, 2011. At least three people were killed and 19 more wounded when two car bombs exploded, authorities said. Police captain Hadi al-Najafi in Najaf said the bombs targeted a police building. Suicide attackers and car bombs struck cities across Iraq on Monday, killing at least 50 people and wounding scores more in a rash of apparently coordinated assaults carried out by affiliates of al Qaeda, authorities said. REUTERS/Ali Abu Shish

August 11, 2011

Elections and Voting
Five Foreign Policy Questions for Tonight’s GOP Presidential Debate

A cornfield in Atalissa, Iowa. (Jessica Rinaldi/courtesy Reuters) Republican presidential candidates are gathering tonight in Ames, Iowa for their third debate. Jon Huntsman, who hadn’t yet joined t…

A cornfield is pictured in Atalissa, Iowa.

January 6, 2012

Defense and Security
Friday File: Are We Near a Showdown with Iran?

Above the Fold. Pundits who predicted that Iran would top the list of foreign policy problems in 2012 have early evidence that they were right. President Obama signed legislation over the holiday bre…

An F/A-18F fighter jet launches off the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis during maneuvers in the Arabian Gulf. (Benjamin Crossley/courtesy Reuters)