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Analysis and Commentary

Smith Meet Jones

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Thursday, December 3, 2015

A while ago I wrote up a smorgasbord of policies that I thought could increase US economic growth, at least for a few decades, in "Economic Growth".

Analysis and Commentary

International Law And The UN GGE Report On Information Security

by Elaine Korzakvia Just Security
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The international community recently took an important step toward establishing global norms of behavior in cyberspace with the publication of the UN’s outcome report from its 2014/2015 Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on Information Security.

Analysis and Commentary

Maybe Those Chinese Cyber Espionage Indictments Weren't So Dumb

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Tuesday, December 1, 2015

A few weeks ago, I took note of the comments of China-cybersecurity expert James Lewis to the effect that those much-derided US indictments of PLA hackers had actually had a big impact of Chinese cyber-spying.

In the News

SEUS Japan Conference Expected To Have Lasting Impact On Alabama

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia Alabama Newscenter
Monday, November 23, 2015

The SEUS Japan 38 conference may have ended nearly a week ago, but economic development officials believe it will have lasting effects for Birmingham and the state.

Analysis and Commentary

Inflation Drumbeat

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Monday, November 23, 2015

Noah Smith has an interesting Bloomberg View piece on Japanese inflation.


A Hard Look At A Soft Global Economy

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Monday, November 23, 2015

The global economy is settling into a slow-growth rut, steered there by policymakers’ inability or unwillingness to address major impediments at a global level. Indeed, even the current anemic pace of growth is probably unsustainable.

In the News

SEUS Japan: Leaders Vow To Build On Close Economic, Cultural Ties

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Alabama Newscenter
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Leaders from Japan and seven Southeastern states pledged to continue building on a longlasting partnership that has stimulated two-way trade and investment while creating nearly 140,000 jobs across the Southeast.

Analysis and Commentary

The International Criminal Court And Power Politics

by Kenneth Andersonvia Lawfare
Saturday, November 14, 2015

The recent appearance on Lawfare of my American University colleague David Bosco (in the roundtable on US Navy operations in the South China Sea) prompts His Serenity to fix his lapse in failing to mark Bosco's outstanding 2014 book, Rough Justice: The International Criminal Court in a World of Power Politics (Oxford UP 2014).


Kori Schake On The E.R.: Which International Architecture Rules The World?

interview with Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Monday, November 9, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Kori Schake notes that the transatlantic power dynamics that defined the world order following World War II have changed. Where the United States’ vision of the world once dominated, China’s view is becoming ever more relevant. But does a more empowered and influential East mean that the West has ceded its role as the “Producer of the Big Ideas”?


Niall Ferguson: China Has Become More Like America

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Thursday, November 5, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses China's financial system and the economic outlook going forward.