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Not Your Mother’s Central Bank

An analysis of the Fed and ECB along with TARP and QE. Have Central Bank principles been lost? By George A. Pieler & Jens F. Laurson. (07/24/2011)
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GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook - 01/26/2015

In this GRI Weekly Risk Outlook: ASEAN pushes for ‘code of conduct’ in South China Sea dispute, the Fed to maintain its current monetary policy stance, and the African Union and others attempt to broker an agreement in South Sudan. (Global Risk Insights, 01/28/2015). 

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EU Court and Greek Elections May Block QE from the ECB

Will the ECB’s meeting on January 22nd will offer more than just talk from the bank or will Eurozone politics will get in the way? .By Luke Lott. (Global Risk Insights, 01/20/2015,  

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GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook - 01/19/2015

Read about the ECB's QE program, US sanctions on Iran and more in this week's Global Risk Insight's Weekly Risk Outlook.  (Global Risk Insight, 01/19/2015)

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The New EU Voting System – the Old West-East North-South Division

Paper analyzes Visegrad countries’ economic policies and general EU-policies. By Prof. Attila Marján. (12/31/2014)

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DRC and Uganda could benefit from joint oil agreement

Presence of massive oil and gas reserves around the Lake Albert region have increased tensions between DRD and Uganda.  A joint oil agreement could be a step forward to ease them.  By John Sisa. (Global Risk Insights, 12/27/2014).

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US-Cuba thaw stepping stone to expanded Latin America trade

Given the shift in U.S.-Cuba relations, the April 2015 Summit of the Americas may serve as a significant stepping stone to expanded trade relations. By Brian Daigle. (Global Risk Insights, 12/26/2014)

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GRI Weekly Risk Outlook - December 22, 2014

New U.S. consumer sentiment data to keep improving. Central Banks in Armenia and Turkey to deal with rouble and Fed policy. Second round of voting in Greek presidential elections. (Global Risk Insights, 12/22/2014)

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EU-China Trade Hampered by EU Divisions

The unbalanced China-EU business relationship can be seen as the outcome of a divided EU and an opportunistic China. But there is scope for improvement. By Nicolas Jenny. (Global Risk Insights, 12/21/2014)

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Putin-Modi Dimensional Meeting

A look at the India-Russia two-day annual meeting and its possible outcomes. By Kashi N Pandita.  (12/20/2014)

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Economic Transition Report on Azerbaijan:An Issue of Governance

Paper that studies issues facing Azerbaijan's economic transition. By Grace Mausser. (12/15/2014)

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GRI Weekly Risk Outlook - December 15, 2014

US Fed to give more precise details on timing of rate change at FOMC meeting on Dec 16-17. Greece announces snap elections for Dec 17, prompting stock drop. This and more in this week’s GRI Weekly Risk Outlook.

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IA Forum Interview: Dr. David Phillips

Dr.David Phillips discusses international development, the role of remittances, and his book, Development Without Aid,. Interview by Adriana Stephan.  (12/02/2014)

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Free Trade and International Security

Author compares free trade and international security. By Meicen Sun. (12/01/2014)

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China creates new trade route through Nicaragua canal

What are the implications of Nicaragua and China's plan to build a canal to rival the Panama Canal?  By Sanja Davidovic.(Global Risk Insights, 11/14/2014)

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Has Greece Done Enough?

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President Obama’s budget proposal, to be released (1/30/2015)

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A Path Forward for Greece

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Event: Next Steps in US-Cuba Economic Relations

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Next Steps in US-Cuba Economic Relations

Barbara Kotschwar and Gary Clyde Hufbauer of the Peter (1/29/2015)

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China Rebalancing Update – Q4 2014

With all the relevant economic data out, we can now update (1/29/2015)
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Next Steps in US-Cuba Economic Relations

Barbara Kotschwar and Gary Clyde Hufbauer of the Peterson (1/29/2015)
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China Chart of the Week: Chinese Firms Top Forbes 2000

The Forbes Global 2000 companies list, which ranks the top (1/28/2015)
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Sex, Oil, and the Ruble

In the last few weeks, a start-up called Russian Zen h (1/28/2015)

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Event: Latin America: Falling on Hard Times

Alejandro Werner, International Monetary Fund, discuss (1/28/2015)

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China and India: Who Will Win the Growth Competition?

India's economic promise is at the forefront of public (1/28/2015)

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Alejandro Werner on Latin America: Falling on Hard Times

Alejandro Werner, International Monetary Fund, discusses t (1/27/2015)
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Rousseff’s Uphill Battle to Revive Brazil’s Economy: What Brazilians Think of the President’s New Au

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EDITORIALS
India-Pakistan Detente: Positive Note

Do recent events point to an unflawing for Indian-Pakistan relations? By Dr. Kashi N Pandita. (01/24/2014)

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Japan de-escalates the Senkaku-Diaoyu dispute

As the APEC meeting approaches, Japan has backed off its stance on the Senkaku-Diaoyu dispute.  By Mikala Sorenson.  (Global Risk Insights,11/12/2014)

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Will outside conflict hurt Poland’s economic growth?

Analysis of the effect of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on the Polish economy.  By Brian Daigle (10/22/2014, Global Risk Insights).

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The Northern Sea Route: Passage to a Sea of Opportunities

What are the advantages and challenges of a Northern Sea Route?  Plenty, says author. By Ajay Anil Cherian .(10/13/2014)

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Europe – the letzte Mensch or Übermensch, the new Byzantium or declining Rome

The recently released IMF’s World Economic Outlook brings discouraging news for many. What does it mean the Europe?  By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (10/10/2014)

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Will Modi's India Reinvent International Relations?

Cleo Paskal analyzes Prime Minister Modi's opportunity to reshape India's foreign policy.  (Huffington Post, 06/05/2014)

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El Indio: The French Pivot

The French pivot to ASEAN could be the start of a grand interregional enterprise that leads the EU. By Jamil Maidan Flores. (09/12/2013)
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The Rise of BRIC: Too Soon to Make Assumptions

Do the BRIC countries still present a global power shift? Will they? By Zachary K. Ochoa. (07/13/2013)
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How to Deal with the Chinese Exchange Rate

How should the U.S. effectively deal with the Chinese exchange rate? By Dr. David A. Phillips. (08/13/2012)
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Slow Float to China

Authors analyze the issues surrounding the Chinese exchange rate. (06/22/2012)
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America’s Hammering China’s Renminbi Makes Little Sense

Author argues that China’s surpluses are not driving America’s deficits and presents misperceptions about exchange rates and China's growth. By Yukon Huang. (06/18/2012)
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Turkish Delight: Commercial Opportunities in Turkey’s Growing Economy

The world's fastest growing economy: Turkey? Author examines Turkey's economic growth. By Ryan Barnes. (09/03/2011)
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The Missing Sound Economic and Political Fundamentals of the Debt Ceiling Deal

Author provides analysis of the US debt ceiling deal. By David A. Hollingsworth.

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Are 'Systemically Important' Institutions Too Big To Fail?

Authors argue institutionalizing TARP won't make financial firms more secure. By George Pieler and Jens F. Laurson. (first published in Forbes, 05/25/2011)
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Why Africa is the Next Destination

Author provides positive analysis for African development and proposes changes that must be made as well. By Eugene Nyambal. (11/04/2010)
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Beyond the Bernard Madoff Swindle

Author provides commentary and analysis on the cultural and policital dimensions of the Madoff scandal. By David A. Hollingsworth. (08/11/2009)

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Climate Smart Aid Is Anything But

International organizations like the World Bank and the UN are supposed to help the world’s poor. Fully convinced about doing good by curbing carbon emissions, they are pushing an anti-development agenda that has direct, negative effects on human welfare. By William Yeatman. (05/25/2009)
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What the World Needs from the London Summit

A look ahead at the G20 Summit and an analysis of what it is hoped will be gained from it. By Andrew Pickering. (IA-Forum, 03/30/2009)
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From the Cowboy to the Multicultural Summit

Author looks at Bush, Obama and Latin America from a Peruvian perspective. By Alvaro Henzler (12/20/2008)
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U.S.-Peru Free Trade Agreement: One Year Later

Author discusses impact and effects of the U.S.-Peru Free Trade Agreement. By Adam Kott (11/03/2008)
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The Fall of U.S. Hegemony in Latin America

Author analyzes the decreasing influence of the United States in Latin American and the rising influence of Russia and Brasil. By Adam Kott. (10/20/2008)
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Financial Crisis Impact on South America

Author analyzes impact of the financial crisis on South America. By Adam Kott. (10/15/2008)
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Financial Crisis Impact on Latin America

Author discusses the ripple effect of the U.S. financial crisis on Latin American markets. By Adam Kott. (10/06/2008)
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Threat to Free Trade, Threat to Progress

The crisis of the financial markets could all-too easily be turned into vast economic crisis if political meddling and populist resentments manage to infringe on free trade. By George A. Pieler and Jens F. Laurson (IA-Forum, 10/22/2008)
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Biofuel for Thought

Biofuels may be one of the dumber of the grand, well intentioned ideas of this decade. Yet they are here to stay, because of the Zeitgeist that says source-diversification is the Holy Grail of energy policy. By George Pieler and Jens F. Laurson (First published by the Atlantic Community, 05/26/2008)
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Refinding the Rainbow

Author speaks with Irish Taoiseach Brian Cowen and looks at the implications of the current global economic downturn for the country. By Atsuko Matsumoto (01/29/2009)
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Trees vs. Tusks

Keeping the planet green takes shades of grey, not black-and-white. In Ghana, one shade of grey to be reckoned with is the African Elephant, that noble beast protected by international treaties from hunting, harvesting, or poaching. By George A. Pieler & Jens F. Laurson (09/02/2008)
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Chilling Uncertainties about Global Warming

The Emmy, Oscar, and Nobel Peace Prize committees all seem to agree: global warming exists, humans cause it, and without Al Gore, we'd all be doomed. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler (first published in the Claremont Review of Books online, 12/16/2007)
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Fear Stalks The Andes

Congress, wary of negotiated deals that open wider the doors to international commerce, surprises only when it approves Free Trade Agreements. Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio accuses Free Trade of all sorts of evils. One wonders why trade at all then... By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler (first published at Forbes.com, 12/14/2007)
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Depends on Whose ‘Locusts’ they Are

Amidst misguided economic thinking, Germany's center-left and center-right swap roles on protectionism. By Jens F. Laurson and George A. Pieler. (first published in The American, 08/27/2007)
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01/28/2015: Egyptian Women: Small Steps Ahead on a Very Long Journey More
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