Archive for July, 2016

To Defeat Terrorism: Intelligence, Integration, and Development

To Defeat Terrorism: Intelligence, Integration, and Development

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My partner was caught at the Istanbul Airport during the latest terrorist attack. She hid in a closet with a few people, including a small girl, disconcerted and afraid. And when the attack was over, she saw the blood, desolation, chaos, and tears of the aftermath. This was a horrificRead More

BREXIT: What Does It Mean for Latin America and the Caribbean?

BREXIT: What Does It Mean for Latin America and the Caribbean?

The UK is a country of just 242 thousand square kilometers (compared to Mexico’s 1.9 mn, Argentina’s 2.7 mn and Brazil’s 8.4 mn) located about 7,000 km from Barbados and more than 7,500 km from anywhere on the mainland of Latin America (it’s just over 7,500 km from London toRead More

Brexit’s Blow To Globalization

Brexit’s Blow To Globalization

By Carmen Reinhart. Published in Project Syndicate on June 29, 2016. CAMBRIDGE – The United Kingdom’s Brexit referendum has shaken equity and financial markets around the world. As in prior episodes of contagious financial turmoil, the victory of the “Leave” vote sent skittish global investors toward the usual safe havens.Read More

Economic implications of Brexit

Economic implications of Brexit

By Ben Bernanke. Originally published in Brookings on June 28th. After several days of market upset, a few reflections on last week’s momentous vote in Great Britain. Even more obvious now than before the vote is that the biggest losers, economically speaking, will be the British themselves. The vote ushersRead More