Impressions of India

India remains a mys­tery to me. I spent two weeks in south­ern India in Jan­u­ary, in Chen­nai and Ker­ala. It was the first time I had vis­it­ed any part of th...

No spring for shiite Syria

Robert Fisk’s unsen­ti­men­tal analy­sis of Assad’s strengths As long as Syr­ia can trade with Iraq, it can trade with Iran and, of course, it can trade with Le...

Zoellick on China’s choices

A dis­cur­sive account by Greg Sheri­dan in The Aus­tralian of a con­ver­sa­tion with World Bank Pres­i­dent Robert Zoel­lick on, among oth­er things, China’s d...

Standard and Poor’s reasons

It’s dif­fi­cult to argue with the Stan­dard & Poor’s assess­ment of the U.S. fis­cal out­look, or with their down­grade of the U.S. long-term sov­er­eign c...

Another small step

But it's impossible to ignore the significance of this continuing internationalization of the remminbi. "Although it has no short-term implications for the ful...