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Reforming the International Monetary Fund

Studie zur Reform des Internationalen Währungsfonds (Occasional Paper 11/2006)

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has been suffering a crisis about the direction it is to pursue. Its mission appears to be frayed and not clearly defined. Its instruments are highly concentrated on ex post liquidity assistance without consideration being given to their incentive effects for new currency crises. The member nations’ quotas no longer correspond to current weights in the global economy; and decision-making processes have come under criticism.

End of GOP Revolution

Dems win House

After having been the minorty party in both chambers since their dramatic defeat in the GOP revolution of 1994, the Democrats finally achieved a victory on November 7th, 2006. The Democratic party had to gain at least 15 additional seats from the Republicans to claim the majority in the House...

Another 72 hours - Will Rove do it again?

Weekly Review of the News - October 29 to November 6, 2006

The midterm elections promise to be captivating until the very end: despite a general confidence on the part of the Democrats to gain a majority in the House, their margins are diminishing as the Republicans are catching up in the polls...

Fünf Jahre nach 9/11 - Die Sicherheitspolitik George Bushs in der Diskussion

Think Tank Update September/Oktober 2006

The upcoming midterm elections on November 7 are widely considered to be a referendum on the war in Iraq and the security policy of President Bush. But even before the election results are in, it is already the case that, in view of the ongoing danger of nuclear proliferation in Iran and North Korea and a strenghtened Al-Qaeda front in Iraq, the "axis of evil" – which George W. Bush had vowed to battle at the beginning of his presidency – is now threatening to derail President Bush's security policy.

Nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue?

Weekly Review of the News - October 22 to 28, 2006

To weeks before the elections, the Republicans - surprisingly - are prepared for a catastrophe - their defeat, says talk show host Bill Maher...

Got some change for me?

Weekly Review of the News - October 15 to 21, 2006

Three weeks before the midterm elections, the Democrats are facing funding problems, while the Republicans have the fiscal means but lack prospective candidates untainted by scandals. Even though most observers acknowledge future control of the House by the Democratic Party and its considerable chances to also gain a majority in the Senate, both President Bush and Karl Rove remain optimistic.

May Lil' Kim deliver us from Foleygate

Weekly Review of the News - October 8 to 14, 2006

While the Dow reached a five year all-time high during the last week, the Republican Party managed to sink to a new all-time low, says late night talk show host Jay Leno...

From the NIE leak to Foleygate

Weekly Review of the News - September 24 to October 7, 2006

Two weeks ago, the chances for the Republican Party to maintain a majority in the Senate and possibly even in the House looked rather good...

It’s the economy, stupid! Again?

Weekly Review of the News - September 17 to 23, 2006

This week was marked by Republican infighting in particular regarding "alternative interrogation practices" and the introduction of military tribunals for the enemy combatants at Guantanamo. Nonetheless, the chances of the Republicans are seemingly picking up...

Antiterrorpolitik der USA

Washington: Think Tank Update Juli August

Antiterrorpolitik der USA, Kuba nach Castro, Muslime in Europa: Internationale Pew-Umfrage, Think Tank News, terror, kuba