Playing the Hawk With North Korea

The Obama administration needs to recognize an aggressive policy toward North Korea is as ineffective now as it was during Clinton and Bush.

Thinking Big in Crisis Time

Japan has entered a season of grand strategising. Government commissions, business associations, leading foundations, and academic working groups are all developing blueprints for a new, 21st-century Japanese role in the world.

Executive Pay and the Stimulus Bill

This memo summarizes the key provisions in the stimulus legislation to restrict compensation for executives of bailed-out companies.

The Risk of Military Keynesianism

Will the economic crisis finally take a bite out of military spending, or serve as another rationale for maintaining the status quo?

IPS on the CEO Pay Caps

We applaud efforts to cap bailout pay, but are concerned about reports of weak Treasury rules.