Tuesday, April 28, 2015
  1. Economics

    America’s Risky Recovery

    Martin Feldstein

    America’s Risky Recovery


     warns that low interest rates have encouraged dangerous behavior among firms and money managers.

    American flag after storm Tom Gill/Flickr

    The US economy is approaching full employment and may already be there. But America’s favorable employment trend is accompanied by a substantial increase in financial-sector risks, owing to the excessively easy monetary policy that was used to achieve the current economic recovery. READ MORE

  2. Business & Finance

    The Old New Financial Risk

    Simon Johnson
  3. World Affairs

    Did US Drone Strikes Lose Yemen?

    Amrit Singh
    World Affairs

    Did US Drone Strikes Lose Yemen?


     says that even if the current crisis had not erupted, America’s strategy would be a failure.

    US predator drone Louie Palu/ZumaPress

    Yemen’s recent descent into crisis has prompted debate about America’s counterterrorism strategy, which is centered on drone strikes in the country. In fact, as a new report shows, even if the current crisis had not erupted, the harm to Yemeni civilians caused by the strikes should be enough to force policymakers to change course. READ MORE

  4. World Affairs

    How Iran Is Winning

    Shlomo Ben-Ami
    World Affairs

    How Iran Is Winning


     warns that the balance of power in the Middle East is tipping in the Islamic Republic’s favor.

    Tehran Iran military missile truck ahmad halabisaz/ZumaPress

    The recent framework agreement on Iran’s nuclear program has placed Iran on a stronger footing than ever. In order to bring some semblance of stability to the Middle East, the US must think beyond the agreement and develop, with all stakeholders, a collective security regime. READ MORE

  5. Politics

    The Narrative Roots of Public Policy

    Ricardo Hausmann

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