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Economics and Politics of G20 MEMBERS

Last updated 3 December 2015

Links to articles prior to January 2013 are available at: http://www.accci.com.au/G20_before_Jan_2013.htm.


The G20 is an informal group of 19 countries and the European Union, with representatives of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the World Trade Organisation.  The finance ministers and central bank governors began meeting in 1999, at the suggestion of the G7 finance ministers.  It rose to prominence in November 2008 when the then French President Sarkozy and the then UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown called a meeting of the G20 leaders, known as the Summit, in response to the global financial crisis of 2007-2009.  The G20 superseded the Group of 33 industrialised countries, which superseded the Group of 22 countries (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G-20_major_economies).

Since its formation there has been a G20 finance ministerial meeting every year, but it has no formal structure and no permanent administrative personnel.  It therefore cannot be classified as an institution, or even as a formal organisation.  Its members are nevertheless critical in determining global governance and this determination is certain to be of fundamental importance to Australia-China relations. 

It is for this reason that we created a page of links to economic and political information about those 19 member states and representatives of the three intergovernmental organisations plus the President of the European Council.  The links relate to information about the members to a greater extent than information about the group of members.  Links to information about the group of members is managed by the University of Toronto at: http://www.g20.utoronto.ca/.

G20 in 2014
G20 Meetings 2013
G20 Summit 2012
Commentary on Previous G20 Summits
Common Issues
European Union
G2 and G7

Republic of Korea
Russian Federation
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
United Kingdom
United States of America

G20 in 2014

G20 in 2014

Since Australia assumes the presidency of the G20 at the end of 2013 (for the subsequent 12 months) we have shifted recent links in “Background for Policy Setting” to a more prominent position at the top of the list of sub-divisions. 

During November

John Garnaut, “China v America: Brinkmanship and Statemanship,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 November 2014.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/china-v-america-brinkmanship-and-statemanship-20141114-11mscn.html.

Xinhua, “China Expects G20 Summit to Achieve Results in Four Areas,” People’s Daily, 13 November 2014.  Available at:  http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/business/n/2014/1113/c90778-8808655.html.

Lenore Taylor, “G20 Leaders to Meet in Australia under Pressure to Prove Group’s Relevance,” The Guardian, 13 November 2014.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/13/g20-australia-brisbane-tax-avoidance-free-trade-energy-infrastructure.

Lenore Taylor, “G20 Brisbane: Abbott Faces Uphill Task to Make Summit Relevant or Effective,” The Guardian, 12 November 2014.  Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/12/g20-brisbane-abbott-faces-uphill-task-summit-relevant-effective.

Lenore Taylor, “G20: Australia Makes Token Concession on Climate Change after US Lobbying,” The Guardian, 2 November 2014.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/02/g20-australia-makes-token-concession-on-climate-change-after-us-lobbying.

During October

Peter Hartcher, “Climate Change To Be Discussed at G20 Summit,” The Sydney MorningHerald, 31 October 2014.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/climate-change-to-be-discussed-at-g20-summit-20141030-11eis9.html

During September

Alvin Mosioma, Subrat Das, Oriana Suarez, “G20: Time to Halt the Flow of Illicit Money,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 September 2014.  Available at:  http://www.smh.com.au/comment/g20-time-to-halt-the-flow-of-illicit-money-20140917-10hzw3.html.

During June

Julie Bishop MP Minister of Foreign Affairs, “G20 Summit Keynote Address, University of Melbourne, 20 June 2014.  Available at:  http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/speeches/Pages/2014/jb_sp_140620.aspx?ministerid=4.

During February

Karel Lannoo, “G20 Plus Five: The Economic Forum’s Mixed Record,” Foreign Affairs, 27 February 2014.  Available at:  http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/140972/karel-lannoo/g-20-plus-five.

“Communiqué” from Meeting of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Govenors, Sydney, Australia 23 February 2014.  Available at:  http://www.g20.utoronto.ca/2014/2014-0223-finance.html.  Note that the annex to the Communiqué contains links to 8 documents that were prepared by national and international organisations for the finance ministers meeting, largely at the request of the host government. 

Comments on the meeting of the G20 Finance Ministes and Central Bank Govenors:

Peter Martin, “Emissions Aims Take Place of Kyoto Targets,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 February 2014.  Available at:  http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-opinion/emissions-aims-take-place-of-kyoto-targets-20140223-33aln.html?rand=1393185644062.

Xinhua, “G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting Concludes in Sydney,” English.news.cn, 23 February 2014.  Available at:  http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-02/23/c_133136673.htm.  Note that the links at the bottom of the article are useful in showing the perspective of developing markets. 

Daniel Hurst, “Joe Hockey Foreshadows Action on Global Tax Evasion from G20 Meeting,” The Guardian, 23 February 2014.  Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/23/joe-hockey-global-tax-minimisation-g20-meeting.

Helen Szoke,”Australia Must Lead in tackling Icome Inequality as President of G20,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 February 2014.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/australia-must-lead-in-tackling-income-inequality-as-president-of-g20-20140220-3347w.html.

Associatged Press, “Joe Hockey Warns Global Economic Recovery Not Yet Out of the Woods,” The Guardian, 20 February 2014.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/20/joe-hockey-global-recovery-not-out-of-woods.

Matt Wade, “Treasurer Joe Hockey to Sell NSW Model to G20,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 February 2014.  Available at:  http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/treasurer-joe-hockey-to-sell-nsw-model-to-g20-20140219-33100.html.  Matthew Knott, “Tony Abbott Must Achieve ‘Concrete Results’ or Risk Losing G20 Influence, Says Wayne Swan,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 February 2014.  Available at:  http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/tony-abbott-must-achieve-concrete-results-or-risk-losing-g20-influence-says-wayne-swan-20140218-32x34.html.

Glenda Kwek, “IMF Chief Christine Legarde Urges Australia to Help G20 Make Financial Reforms, The Sydney Morning Herald,” 17 February 2014.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/imf-chief-christine-lagarde-urges-australia-to-help-g20-make-financial-reforms-20140216-32tv7.html.

During January

Tony Abbott, “This Year’s G20: Getting the Fundamentals Right,” address to the World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland, 23 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.pm.gov.au/media/2014-01-23/address-world-economic-forum-davos-switzerland-0.

During November

Wayne Swan, “The G20 Needs Tony Abbott to Take a Strong Lead,” The Guardian, 29 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/29/the-g20-needs-tony-abbott-to-take-a-strong-lead.

During August

David Brooks, “One Great Big War,” The New York Times, 29 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/opinion/brooks-one-great-big-war.html?hp&_r=0.

Paul Krugman, “The Unsaved World,” The New York Times, 29 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/opinion/krugman-the-unsaved-world.html?hp.

Xinhua, “Putin Sets Goals for Upcoming G20 Summit,” China Daily, 29 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2013-08/29/content_16927907.htm.

Daryl Lindsey, “World From Berlin: ‘Snowden Had No Other Choice,’” Spiegel Online, 2 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/german-press-review-on-russian-decision-to-give-snowden-asylum-a-914520.html.

During July

Brian Blackstone, “Berlin Finds Few Allies for Austerity Push at G20,” The Wall Street Journal, 24 July 2013.  Available at: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324783204578622004051893338.html?KEYWORDS=g20.

During June

Colin I Bradford, “Australia and the G20,” East Asia Forum, 30 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/06/30/australia-and-the-g20/.

No author cited, “The G8 Pledges to Tackle the Three Ts,’” The Economist, 22 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21579860-g8-pledges-tackle-three-ts-t-time.

Andrew Higgins and Stephen Castle, “European Union Divided Before G8 Meeting,” The New York Times, 16 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/17/business/global/european-union-divided-before-g-8-meeting.html?_r=0

G20 Meetings 2013

G20 Meetings 2013

Andrew E Kramer and Floyd Norris, “G-20 Back Plan to Curb Tax Evasion by Large Corporations,” The New York Times, 19 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/20/business/global/g-20-nations-back-plan-to-curb-corporate-tax-evasion.html?hp.

G-20 Documents, “Communiqué of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors”, Washington, DC, 19 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.g20.org/documents/.

David Jolly, “G-20 Pushes for Measures to End Tax Evasion, The New York Times, 19 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/20/business/global/g-20-pushes-for-measures-to-end-tax-evasion.html.

David M. Herszenhorn, “Group of 20 Vows to Let Markets Set Currency Values, The New York Times, 16 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/business/global/group-of-20-pledges-to-let-markets-set-currency-values.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130217.

Phillip Inman, “G20 Meeting: Japan Won’t Be Singled Out for Currency Depreciation, The Guardian, 15 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/feb/15/g20-meeting-japan-currency-wars.

 G20 Summit 2012

20 Summit 2012

During July

Alan S Alexandroff and Yves Tibeghien, “East Asian Fingerprints on the G20”, East Asia Forum, 25 July 2012.  Available at:  http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/07/25/east-asian-fingerprints-on-the-g20/.

Claude Barfield, “A Big Deal: Canada and Mexico Join the Trans-Pacific Partnership”, East Asia Forum, 10 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/07/10/a-big-deal-canada-and-mexico-join-the-trans-pacific-partnership/.

During June

S Majumder, “G20 and India: Can Japan Trigger Hope of India’s Appeal for Large Investment in Infrastructure – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 30 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/30062012-g-20-and-india-can-japan-trigger-hope-on-indias-appeal-for-large-investment-in-infrastructure-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Konstantin von Hammerstein, Ralf Neukirch and Christoph Schult, “Euro Crisis Threatens European Way of Life”, Spiegel Online, 26 June 2012. Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/debt-crisis-threatens-the-european-way-of-life-a-840643.html.

Editorial, “A Small Stimulus for Europe, The New York Times, 22 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/23/opinion/a-small-stimulus-for-europe.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120623.

Miriam Widman, “The US Is Hypocritical When It Lectures Europe”, Spiegel Online, 20 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/german-press-reacts-to-g-20-summit-a-839949.html.

Carsten Volkery, “Europe Under Pressure to Fulfil G20 Promises”, Spiegel Online, 20 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/high-expectations-on-europe-after-g-20-summit-a-839891.html.

Patrick Wintour, “Germany Set to Allow Eurozone Bailout Fund to Buy Troubled Countries’ Debt”, The Guardian, 19 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/jun/19/germany-eurozone-bailout-countries-debt.  See also by the same author: “G20 to Endorse Growth Plan and Urge More Financial Integration in Europe”, The Guardian, 19 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/19/g20-leaders-growth-financial-integration.

Nicholas Kulish and Jack Ewing, “Greek Voting Past, Europe Returns to Fiscal Rescue”, The New York Times, 18 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/19/world/europe/greek-vote-past-europe-returns-to-fiscal-rescue.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120619.

Patrick Wintour, Ian Traynor and Helena Smith, “G20 Summit: Barroso Blames Eurozone Crisis on US Banks”, The Guardian, 18 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/18/g20-summit-barroso-eurozone-crisis.

The Group of 20 (G20) Summit of the world’s twenty major economies will take place in Los Cabos, Mexico, beginning on Monday 18 June.  The five priorities established by the host government are:

·        Economic stabilization and structural reforms as foundations for growth and employment.

·        Strengthening the financial system and fostering financial inclusion to promote economic growth.

·        Improving the international financial architecture in an interconnected world.

·        Enhancing food security and addressing commodity price volatility.

·        Promoting sustainable development, green growth and the fight against climate change.

Commentaries on the 2012 agenda:

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Feature Briefing, “G20 Overshadowed by Euro Crisis”, 17 June 2012:

·        CFR Video presentation by Stewart M Patrick and Enrique Berruga, “The G20 Mexico Summit: http://www.cfr.org/global-governance/g20-mexico-summit/p28498.

·        CFR Blog: Stewart M. Patrick, “The G20 and the Eurozone Crisis”: http://blogs.cfr.org/patrick/2012/06/15/the-g20-and-the-eurozone-crisis/.

·        Los Angeles Times, Exectations Low for Definitive Action: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-g20-summit-20120616,0,7468822.story.

·        CFR Backgrounder, The Eurozone in Crisis: http://www.cfr.org/eu/eurozone-crisis/p22055.

Paul McGeough, “Clouds of Europe Crisis Hang Over G20 Summit”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/clouds-of-europe-crisis-hang-over-g20-summit-20120615-20fa7.html.

Canadian Press, “Fresh Turmoil May Await Harper at G20 Summit in Mexico”, CBC News, 14 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2012/06/14/pol-cp-g20-mexico-canada-harper.html.

Report by Brookings Institution, “The G20 Los Cabos Summit 2012: Bolstering the World Economy Amid Growing Fears of Recession” 8 June 2012.  Articles in the report may be downloaded separately or as a unit from: http://www.brookings.edu/research/reports/2012/06/g20.

·        “Introduction” by Kemal Dervis

·        “The G20, the IMF and the European Debt Crisis”, by Domenico Lombardi

·        “Whither the G20: Proposals for a Focused Agenda”, by Johannes F Linn

·        “Supporting Financial Innovation and Stability in Africa’s Agriculture”, by Vera Songwe

·        “The G20 Pivot Toward Trade”, by Joshua Meltzer

·        “The G20 Has Disappointed on International Financing”, by Homi Kharas

·        “Why the G20 Must Prioritise Financial Inclusion to Promote Global Growth”, by Mwangi S Kimenyi and Vera Songwe

·        ‘Green Growth: G20 Leaders Can Set the Sage for Rio+20”, by Katherine Sierra.

During April

Bhanu Joshi, “G20 2012: What Can Be Expected in Mexico”, East Asia Forum, 10 April 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/04/10/g20-2012-what-can-be-expected-in-mexico/.

During February

Maria Monica Wihardja, “The 2012 Summit: Facing Down Global Challenges in Mexico”, East Asia Forum, 11 February 2012.  http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/02/11/the-2012-g20-summit-facing-down-global-challenges-in-mexico/.

“Brief Comment on the Agenda for the Seventh G20 Meeting”; first uploaded 16 January 2012; last updated 1 February 2012.  Available at: http://www.accci.com.au/ZerbyCommentonG20.pdf.

During January

Charles Roxburgh, Susan Lund, Toos Daruvala, James Manyika, Richard Dobbs, Ramon Forn and Karen Croxson, “Debt and Deleveraging: Uneven Progress on the Path to Growth”, McKinsey Global Institute Report, January 2012.  Available at: http://www.mckinsey.com/Insights/MGI/Research/Financial_Markets/Uneven_progress_on_the_path_to_growth.

Note that this report has been cited by a number of commentators including Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, “America Overcomes the Debt Crisis As Britain Sinks Deeper in the Swamp” (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/9031478/America-overcomes-the-debt-crisis-as-Britain-sinks-deeper-into-the-swamp.html and http://www.smh.com.au/business/us-looks-buoyant-compared-with-britain-20120123-1qdrx.html and also Paul Krugman, “Is Our Economy Healing?” (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/23/opinion/krugman-is-our-economy-healing.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha212/.

Judith Sloan, “Size Matters When It Comes to the Public Sector”, The Australian, 21 January 2012.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/size-matters-when-it-comes-to-the-public-sector/story-fnbkvnk7-1226249670435.

Reuters, “China Says Meeting G20 Pledge is Key to IMF Funding”, Reuters US Edition.  Available at: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/19/china-imf-idUSL3E8CJ49220120119.

Heleen Mees, “How China’s Boom Caused the Financial Crisis and Why It Matters Today”, Foreign Policy, 17 January 2012.  Available at: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/01/17/how_china_s_boom_caused_the_financial_crisis.  Note also that this edition of Foreign Policy has a special report on 13 out-of-the-tinderbox ways of saving the economy (by 13 writers) at: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/economy_issue.

During November

Andrew Sparrow, “G20 Leaders Discuss Eurozone Crisis: Live Coverage”, The Guardian, 4 November 2011.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/nov/04/g20-leaders-eurozone-crisis-live-coverage.

Liz Alderman, “Italy Agrees to Allow IMF to Monitor Its Progress on Debt”, The New York Times, 4 November, 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/05/world/europe/italy-agrees-to-imf-oversight.html.

Commentary of Previous G20 Summits

Commentary on Previous G20 Summits

Sourabh Gupta, “Renminbi Internationalisation and the International Monetary System: A Match Made in Heaven”, East Asian Forum, 6 November 2011.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2011/11/06/renminbi-internationalisation-and-the-international-monetary-system-a-match-made-in-heaven/.

Christopher Findlay, “European Debt Crisis: European Fragmentation?”, East Asia Forum, 6 November 2011.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2011/11/06/european-debt-crisis-european-fragmentation/

David Leonhardt, “The Gridlock Where Debts Meet Politics”, The New York Times, 5 November 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/06/world/europe/the-gridlock-where-debts-meet-politics-economic-memo.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha2.

Nick Ottens, “Sarkozy Claims ‘Progress’ After Summit Disappoints”, Atlantic Sentinel, 5 November 2011.  Available at: http://atlanticsentinel.com/2011/11/sarkozy-claims-progress-after-summit-disappoints/.

Howard Schneider and David Nakamura, “World Leaders Demand Swift Action by Europe to Contain Debt Crisis”, The Washington Post, 5 November 2011.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/world-leaders-demand-swift-action-on-crisis-from-europe/2011/11/04/gIQAkyQFmM_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Editorial, G20 Summit: Slumping to the Occasion”, The Guardian, 4 November 2011.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/nov/04/g20-summit-slumping-to-the-occasion.

RFE/RL, “G20 Leaders Agree to Boost IMF, Fail to Agree on How”, Radio Free Europe, 4 November 2011.  Available at: http://www.rferl.org/content/g20_summit_agrees_to_beef_up_imf_resoucres/24381697.html.

Video of Sarah O’Connor and Edward Hadas discussing whether the summit was a total washout is available from the Financial Times (3.2 minutes) is available at: http://video.ft.com/v/672694881001/G20-total-washout-

The Monitor’s Editorial Board, “After G20 Summit, Europe Needs Clarity, Not Just Containment”, The Christian Science Monitor, 4 November 2011.  Available at: http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/the-monitors-view/2011/1104/After-G20-summit-Europe-needs-clarity-not-just-containment.

Recent information about the preparations for the 2011 G20 Cannes Summit (3-4 November), including the priorities of the French presidency, is available from Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_G-20_Cannes_summit.  The official Website of the Group of 20 is: http://www.g20-g8.com/g8-g20/g20/english/home.9.html.  The text of the joint press conference by N. Sarkozy and B. Obama, 3 November 2011, is available at:  http://www.g20-g8.com/g8-g20/g20/english/for-the-press/news-releases/joint-press-conference-by-n-sarkozy-and-b-obama.1536.html.

Jack Ewing and Steven Erlanger, “Euro Crisis Shifts Mood for G20”, The New York Times, 2 November 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/03/business/global/03iht-group03.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha25.

Eswar Pradad, “G20 Is at Its Best When the Stakes Are Highest”, The New York Times, 2 November 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/03/business/global/g-20-is-at-its-best-when-the-stakes-are-highest.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha25.

Heather Stewart, “How the Euro Crisis Laid Bare World New Economic Order”, The Observer, 30 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/30/g20-and-the-new-economic-players?INTCMP=SRCH.

Other relevant links can be found below under European Union.

Common Issues

Common Issues

During November

Saskia Sassen, “Who Owns Our Cities – and Why This Urban Takeover Should Concern Us All,” The Guardian, 24 November 2015.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/nov/24/who-owns-our-cities-and-why-this-urban-takeover-should-concern-us-all. 

Heather Steward and Fergus Ryan, “The Global Economy Is Slowing Down. But Is It Recession – or Protectionism?” The Guardian, 15 November 2015.  http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/nov/14/global-economy-slowing-down-recession-or-protectionism.

Diane Coyle, “What Scented Candles Say to an Economist,” The New York Times, 7 November 2015.  Available at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/08/opinion/sunday/what-scented-candles-say-to-an-economist.html.

During April

Steven Quartz and Anette Asp, “Unequal, Yet Happy,” The New York Times, 11 April 2015.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/12/opinion/sunday/unequal-yet-happy.html

During March

The New York Review of Books Foundation, Conference on “What’s Wrong with the Economy – and with Economics?”  Video presentations of the following sessions were uploaded on 29 March 2015 (http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/gallery/2015/mar/29/whats-wrong-with-the-economy/):

The Atlantic Economies Since the Crash: Secular Stagnation?
Economics after the Crash: A Discipline in Need of Renewal?
Who and Where Are the Economists?
The Problem of Value: Economics as a Moral Science
Making Sense of the Information Economy: A Mixed Record? and
The Education of Economists

Natalie Nougayrède, “In a Frustrated World, the Omens for Global Stability are Bleak, The Guardian, 20 March 2015.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/19/in-a-frustrated-world-the-omens-for-global-stability-are-bleak. 

During February

David Brooks, “The Nationalist Solution,” The New York Times, 20 February 2015.  Available at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/20/opinion/david-brooks-the-nationalist-solution.html.

World Economic Forum in Davos

Larry Elliott, “Is Davos Just an Excuse for the 1% to Have a Bonding Session?” The Guardian, 24 January 2015.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/23/is-davos-excuse-for-1-percent-to-have-bonding-session.

Li Keqiang, “Premier Li Addresses Davos Meeting (Full Text), China Daily, 22 February 2015.  Available at:  http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2015davos/2015-01/23/content_19382267.htm.

Peter Eavis, “In Davos, 3 Camps at Loggerheads over a Cure for Europe’s Economic Funk,” The New York Times, 22 January 2015.  Available at: http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2015/01/22/at-davos-3-camps-at-loggerheads-on-cure-for-europes-economic-funk/?action=click&contentCollection=International%20Business&region=Footer&module=MoreInSection&pgtype=article.

During January

John Cassidy, “Twelve Lessons for 2015,” The New Yorker, 1 January 2015.  Available at: http://www.newyorker.com/news/john-cassidy/twelve-lessons-2015. 

During December

Larry Elliott, “Why ‘Life Will Go On’ Thesis about Global Economy Might Not Pass Muster in 2015,” The Guardian, 29 December 2014.  Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/business/economics-blog/2014/dec/28/global-economy-2015-2014-1999-problems.

Stephen Moore, “The Laffer Curve Turns 40:  The Legacy of a Controversial Idea,” The Washington Post, 26 December 2014.  Available at:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-laffer-curve-at-40-still-looks-good/2014/12/26/4cded164-853d-11e4-a702-fa31ff4ae98e_story.html?hpid=z4.

During November

Coral Davenport, “Grim Reality Admid Optimism: Ahead of Climate Talks,” The New York Times, 30 November 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/01/world/climate-talks.html.

No author cited, “State Capitalism in the Dock,” The Economist, 22 November 2014.  Available at:  http://www.economist.com/news/business/21633831-performance-state-owned-enterprises-has-been-shockingly-bad-state-capitalism-dock.

Henry Kissinger, “Do We Achieve World Order Through Chaos or Insight?” Interview by Juliane von Mittelstaedt and Erich Follath, Spiegel Online, 13 November 2014.  Available at:  http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/interview-with-henry-kissinger-on-state-of-global-politics-a-1002073.html.

During October

Nicholas Watt, Sarah Boseley, Lizzy Davies, Kim Willsher and Philip Oltermann, “World Warned that Ebola ‘Could Be Scourge like HIV,’” The Guardian, 18 October 2014.  Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/18/ebola-scourge-hiv-john-kerry.

The Editorial Board, “A Global Economic Malaise,” The New York Times, 9 October 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/10/opinion/a-global-economic-malaise.html.

During March

Joseph E Stiglitz, “On the Wrong Side of Globalisation,” The New York Times, 15 March 2014.  Available at: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/15/on-the-wrong-side-of-globalization/?hp&rref=opinion.

During August

Richard Cohen, “Feeling Powerless? You’re Not Alone”, The Washington Post, 27 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/richard-cohen-powerless-youre-not-alone/2013/08/26/81945f04-0e84-11e3-bdf6-e4fc677d94a1_story.html.

Thomas B Edsall, “Hard Times, for Some,” The New York Times, 21 August 2013.  Available at: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/21/hard-times-for-some/?hp&_r=0.

During July

Vikas Bajaj, “The World Economy is Worse than We Thought”, The New York Times, 10 July 2013.  Available at:  http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/10/the-global-economy-is-worse-than-we-thought/?hp,

During May

Waleed Aly, “Tory Politics: Pact to the Rafters in Contradiction”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/tory-politics-pact-to-the-rafters-in-contradiction-20130516-2jp35.html.

Thomas Schultz, “Man v. Machine: Are Any Jobs Safe from Innovation?” Spiegel Online, 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/speed-of-innovation-and-automation-threatens-global-labor-market-a-897412.html.

Serge Halim, “Tyranny of the One Per Cent”, Le Monde Diplomatique, May 2013.  Available at: http://mondediplo.com/2013/05/01tyranny#nb8.

During April

Joaquin Almunia and Edwardo Perex Motta, “Global Prosperity Is Not Just About the Big Picture”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 30 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/global-prosperity-is-not-just-about-the-big-picture-20130429-2iorf.html.

Kaushik Basu, “Monetary Policy Now Needs Global Teamwork, The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/monetary-policy-now-needs-global-teamwork-20130425-2ih97.html.

Rick Gladstone, “Vast Hidden Wealth Revealed in Leaked Records”, The New York Times, 4 April 2013, Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/world/europe/vast-hidden-wealth-revealed-in-leaked-records.html?_r=0.

During January

George Monbiot, “If You Think Were Done with Neoliberalism, Think Again”, The Guardian, 14 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jan/14/neoliberal-theory-economic-failure.

No author cited, “Has the Ideas Machine Broken Down”, The Economist, 12 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21569381-idea-innovation-and-new-technology-have-stopped-driving-growth-getting-increasing?fsrc=nlw|pub|1-23-2013|4722150|34237756|



Suman Bery, “Why the AIIB Could Work for India,” East Asia Forum, 17 July 2015.  Available at:  http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/06/17/why-the-aiib-could-work-for-india/.

Kai He, and Huiyun Feng, “China Needs to Strengthen Its AIIB Balancing Act,” East Asia Forum, 27 April 2015.  Available at:  http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/04/27/china-needs-to-strengthen-its-aiib-balancing-act/.

Xinhua, “AIIB to Be Lean, Clean and Green, Chinese Officials Say, People’s Daily, 12 April 2015.  Available at:  http://en.people.cn/business/n/2015/0412/c90778-8876942.html.

Miriam L Cambanella, “The AIIB Will Help Fill the Infrastructure Finance Gap,” East Asia Forum, 9 April 2015.  Available at:  http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/04/09/the-aiib-will-fill-the-infrastructure-finance-gap.

Ho-Fung Hung, “China Steps Back,” The New York Times, 5 April 2015.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/06/opinion/china-steps-back.html?ref=opinion. 

Akshay Mathur, “The New Multilateral Financial Architecture,” Eurasia Review, 3 April 2015.  Available at:  http://www.eurasiareview.com/03042015-the-new-multilateral-financial-architecture-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Lisa Murray, Australia Ignores US to Join Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Australian Financial Review, 29 March 2015.  Available at:  http://www.afr.com/news/world/asia/australia-ignores-us-to-join-asian-infrastructure-investment-bank-20150329-1ma949.

Kevin P Gallagher, “Obama Abandons Allies on AIIB,” China Daily, 23 March 2015.  Available at:   http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/2015-03/23/content_19884172.htm.  See also, Ian Talley, “US Looks to Work with China-Led Infrastructure Fund,” The Wall Street Journal, 22 March 2015.  Available at: http://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-to-seek-collaboration-with-china-led-asian-infrastructure-investment-bank-1427057486.  Also, “Lingling Wei and Bob Davis, “China Foregoes Veto Power at New Bank to Win Key European Nations’ Support,” Wall Street Journal, 23 March 2015.  Available at: http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-forgoes-veto-power-at-new-bank-to-win-key-european-nations-support-1427131055.



During November

Associated Press, “Human Rights Abusers in Franko-Era Spain Could Be Tried in Argentina,” The Guardian, 2 November 2014.  Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/02/buenos-aires-spain-franco-argentina.

During July

Shane Romig, “If Argentgina Settles Debt Sidpute, More Claims Could Come,” The Wall Street Journal, 16 July 2014.  Available at: http://online.wsj.com/articles/if-argentina-settles-debt-dispute-more-claims-could-come-1405525916.

During June

Peter Eavis, “Argentina Faces a Deadline for Hedge Fund Payment,” The New York Times, 30 June 2014.  Available at: http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/06/30/argentina-faces-a-deadline-for-hedge-fund-payments/?module=BlogPost-Title&version=Blog%20Main&contentCollection=Legal/Regulatory&action=Click&pgtype=Blogs&region=Body.

Mariana Marcaletti, “Three Things to Know about the Supreme Court’s ruling on Argentine Debt – and Why It Matters to Argentina and the World,” The Washington Post, 26 June 2014.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/06/26/three-things-to-know-about-the-supreme-courts-ruling-on-argentine-debt-and-why-it-matters-to-argentina-and-the-world/

Floyd Norris, “Ruling on Argentina Gives Investors an Upper Hand,” The New York Times, 19 June 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/20/business/economy/ruling-on-argentina-gives-investors-an-upper-hand.html?_r=0.

Anna Gelpern, “Argentina’s Debts” US Supreme Court Sets New Ground Rules for Sovereign Debt Management Worldwide,” Peterson Institute for International Economics, 17 June 2014.  Available at: http://blogs.piie.com/realtime/?p=4353.



Note that current issues and policies of the federal and state governments in Australia that are not directly related to G20 meetings are compiled elsewhere on this site.  Consult the home page: http://www.accci.com.au/default.htm.



During November

Lamia Oualalou, “Fathers and Sons, Swindlers and a Clown: Brazil’s Unreformable Government,” Le Monde Diplomatique, 1 November 2015.  Available at:  http://mondediplo.com/2015/11/04brazil.

During March

Alberto Nardelli, “The Noise from Brazil? An Economy on the Brink,” The Guardian, 6 March 2015.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/business/datablog/2015/mar/06/the-noise-from-brazil-an-economy-on-the-brink 

During April

No author cited, “Brazil’s Economy: The 50-Year Snooze,” The Economist, 19 April 2014.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/news/americas/21600983-brazilian-workers-are-gloriously-unproductive-economy-grow-they-must-snap-out.

During October

Rodrigo Tavares, “Foreign Policy Goes Local: How Globalisation Made São Paulo into a Diplomatic Power,” Foreign Affairs, 9 October 2013.  Available at: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/140091/rodrigo-tavares/foreign-policy-goes-local.

During September

No author cited, “Brazil’s Future: Has Brazil Blown It?” The Economist, 28 September 2013.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21586833-stagnant-economy-bloated-state-and-mass-protests-mean-dilma-rousseff-must-change-course-has

During July

Janette Habel, “We Want a Different Brazil,” Le Monde, July 2013.  Available at:  http://mondediplo.com/2013/07/02brazil.

During June

Tyler Cowen, “Emerging Markets, Hitting a Wall,” The New York Times, 22 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/23/business/emerging-markets-hitting-a-wall.html.

Marco Sibaja, “Brazilian Leader Ends Silence Over Protests”, The Washington Post, 22 June 2013.  http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/brazil-leader-remains-mute-amid-protests/2013/06/21/1a98f65a-dabf-11e2-9df4-895344c13c30_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Simon Romero and William Neuman, “Sweeping Protests in Brazil Pull In an Array of Grievances,” The New York Times, 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/22/world/americas/sweeping-protests-in-brazil-pull-in-an-array-of-grievances.html?hp

No author cited, ”Brazil’s Disappointing Economy; Stuck in the Mud,” The Economist, 8 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/news/americas/21579048-feeble-growth-has-forced-change-course-governments-room-manoeuvre-more.

Renaud Lambert, “Brazil Looms Larger,” Le Monde Diplomatique, June 2013.  Available at: http://mondediplo.com/2013/06/08latinam.

During March

Lydia Polgreen, “Group of Emerging Nations Plans to Form Development Bank”, The New York Times, 26 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/27/world/africa/brics-to-form-development-bank.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130327&_r=0.

During January

Juan de Onis, “Brazil’s Legal Education: The Supreme Court’s Crusade against Corruption – and the Citizens Who Love It”, Foreign Affairs, 9 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/138748/juan-de-onis/brazils-legal-education.



During October

Jessica Murphy, “Canada’s Liberal Party within Reach of Election Win Going into Final Stretch,” The Guardian, 13 October 2013.  Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/12/canada-liberal-party-gathers-steam-election.

During August

Stephen Marche, “The Closing of the Canadian Mind,” The New York Times, 14 August 2015.  Available at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/16/opinion/sunday/the-closing-of-the-canadian-mind.html. 

During May

Jonas Parello-Plesner and Mathieu Duchâtel, “How Chinese Nationals Abroad Are Transforming Beijing’s Foreign Policy,” East Asia Forum, 16 June 2015.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/06/16/how-chinese-nationals-abroad-are-transforming-beijings-foreign-policy/.

John Barber, “Canada’s Conservatives Under Pressure after Another Senior Minister Resigns,” The Guardian, 30 May 2015. Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/29/canada-conservatives-under-pressure-minister-resigns.

Alessandro Bruno, “Canada Steps Out of Peacekeeper Role and into the Unknown,” Geopolitical Monitor, 25 May 2015.  Available at: http://www.geopoliticalmonitor.com/canada-steps-out-of-peacekeeper-role-and-into-the-unknown/,

John Barber, “Canadian Three-Way Split Might Enable Haper to Pull a Cameron in Election,” The Guardian, 23 May 2015.  Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/22/canadian-three-way-split-harper-cameron-fall-election-liberals-new-democrats.

During March

No author cited, “Analysis: How Low Can the Canadian Dollar Go?” Geopolitical Monitor, 19 March 2015.  Available at: http://www.geopoliticalmonitor.com/analysis-how-low-can-the-canadian-dollar-go/. 

During May

David Cameron and Robert Vipond, “Gridlock and ‘Friendly Dictatorship’: Citizenship and Democracy in the United States and Canada, Chapter 3 of The Democratic Disconnect: Citizenship and Accountability in the Transatlantic Community, Transatlantic Academy May 2013.  Available at: http://www.gmfus.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files_mf/1366057825TA20123report_May13_complete_web.pdf.

During February

Barrie McKenna, “IMF urges Canada To Set up Rainy-Day Resource Fund  The Globe and Mail, 14 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/imfs-outlook-for-canadian-economy-relatively-rosy/article8682627/.

During October

Brian Lee Crowley, “Canada’s Fiscal Success Story”, The Washington Post, 20 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/canadas-fiscal-success-story/2012/10/28/4861723e-193a-11e2-bd10-5ff056538b7c_story.html?wpisrc=nl_opinions.

During June

Adrienne Klasa, “Canada: The World’s Newest Petrostate Isn’t Playing Nice Anymore”, Foreign Policy 15 June 2012.  Available at: http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/06/15/canada_the_world_s_newest_petrostate_isn_t_playing_nice_anymore.

During February

No author cited, “Harper’s China Visit Ends with Panda Pact”, CBC News, 11 February 2012.  Available at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012/02/11/harper-china-saturday.html

Ian Johnson and Michael Wines, “As Canadians Talk Business, China’s Longtime Stance of Noninterference Is Tested”, The New York Times, 10 February 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/11/world/americas/talks-with-canadians-test-chinas-policy-of-noninterference.html.

During December

Damian Carrington and Adam Vaughan, “Canada Condemned at Home and Abroad for Pulling Out of Kyoto Treaty”, The Guardian, 13 December 2011.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/dec/13/canada-condemned-kyoto-climate-treaty.

During June

Ian Austen, “Canada Suspends Mail Delivery After Strikes, The New York Times, 15 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/16/business/global/16postal.html?ref=world.

During March

Associated Press, “Canada’s Leader Faces Contempt Charge and Possible Election”, The New York Times, 21 March 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/22/world/americas/22canada.html?ref=world

During January

Anne Pélouas, “Canada’s First Nations Face Up to Industry”, Guardian Weekly, 4 January 2011.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/04/canada-first-nations-industry-pelouas.



During November

Eswar Prasad, “China’s Fitful Economic Reforms,” The New York Times, 1 December 2015.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/02/opinion/chinas-fitful-economic-reforms.html?ref=opinion.

Xinhua, “China Unveils Proposals for Formulating Nation’s Five-Year Plan, China Daily, 3 November 2015.  Available at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015cpcplenarysession/2015-11/03/content_22358798.htm.

During October

Neil Gough, “Discordant Financial Messages from China Spur Global Unease,” The New York Times, 20 October 2015.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/20/business/international/discordant-financial-messages-from-china-spur-global-unease.html.

Yiping Huang, “The Questions About China’s Steady Climb Towards High Income,” East Asia Forum, 11 October 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/10/11/the-questions-about-chinas-steady-climb-towards-high-income/.

Kristijan Kotarski, “The Financial Origins of China’s Rising Inequality,” East Asia Forum, 10 October 2015.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/10/10/the-financial-origins-of-chinas-rising-inequality/.

Durng September

John Garnaut, “Xi Jinping’s Portrayal of China’s Role in World War II Reflecs Present-Day Aims,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 September 2015.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/xi-jinpings-portrayal-of-chinas-role-in-world-war-ii-reflects-presentday-aims-20150910-gjj7fr.html.

During August

James Laurenceson, “Credit Where Credit’s Due for China’s Economic Authorities,” East Asia Forum, 31 August 2015.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/08/31/credit-where-credits-due-for-chinas-economic-authorities/

David Wertime, “Is China About to Plunge the World into Recession?” Foreign Policy, 18 August 205.  Available at: http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/08/18/experts-china-global-recession-currency-rmb-yuan-stock-market/

During July

No author cited, “China’s Wild Stockmarket: Why Bull Calves and Bear Cubs are Responsible for China’s Crazy Share Prices,” The Economist, 27 July 2015.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2015/07/chinas-wild-stockmarket?fsrc=nlw%7Cnewe%7C27-07-2015%7C.

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, “China’s Interventionist Recovery Plan Will Not Be as Easy Next Time,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 July 2015.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/comment-and-analysis/chinas-interventionist-recovery-plan-will-not-be-as-easy-next-time-20150723-giixyo.html.

Ian Johnson, “China Moulds a Supercity around Beijing, Promising to Change Lives,” The New York Times, 19 July 2015.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/20/world/asia/in-china-a-supercity-rises-around-beijing.html.

Andrew Elek, “China Takes the Lead on Economic Integration, East Asia Forum, 7 July 2015.  Available at:  http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/07/07/china-takes-the-lead-on-economic-integration.

David Barboza,”Plunge in Chinese Stocks is Resistant to Government’s Efforts,” The New York Times, 8 July 2015.  Available at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/09/business/international/stock-sell-off-unabated-in-china.html.

Editorial, “China is Panicking Over a Market Bubble.  What Would It Do in a Real Crisis?” The Guardian, 5 July 3015.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jul/05/china-panicking-bubble-what-would-it-do-in-real-crisis. 

Philip Wen,” Anglo American Coal Rejected by China’s New Testing Regine: Sources,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 July 2015.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/mining-and-resources/anglo-american-coal-rejected-by-chinas-new-testing-regime-sources-20150703-gi4l0h.html.

During June

John Garnaut and David Wroe, “China Not Fit for Global Leadership, Says Top Canberra Official Michael Thawley,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 30 June 2015.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/china-not-fit-for-global-leadership-says-top-canberra-official-michael-thawley-20150630-gi1o1f.html.  See also David Wroe, “Former PM John Howard Devends Top Bureaucrat Michael Thawley over China Remarks,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 July 2015. Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/former-pm-john-howard-defends-top-bureaucrat-michael-thawley-over-china-remarks-20150702-gi3puy.html.

During May

Robert J Samuelson, “China’s Coming Crash?” The Washington Post, 24 May 2015.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/chinas-coming-crash/2015/05/24/fd83ec7e-0095-11e5-833c-a2de05b6b2a4_story.html.

No author cited, “Bitter Harvest: Farm Subsidies,” The Economist, 16 May 2015.  Available at:  http://www.economist.com/news/china/21651276-drive-self-sufficiency-food-comes-growing-cost-bitter-harvest.

No author cited, “National Energy Assets Set to be Sold,” China Daily 14 May 2015.  Available at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2015-05/14/content_20711200.htm.

Matt O’Brien, “This Is How China Is Trying to Save Its Economy,” The Washington Post, 4 May 2015.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/05/04/this-is-how-china-is-trying-to-save-its-economy/?tid=hpModule_79c38dfc-8691-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394.

During March

Guonan Ma, “Time to Unpeg the Renmimbi,” East Asia Forum, 28 March 2015.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/03/29/time-to-unpeg-the-renminbi.

John Garnaut, “Chinese Diplomats Run Rings around Australia, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 March 2015.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/chinese-diplomats-run-rings-around-australia-20150326-1m833l.html. 

Paola Arosio, “ChemChina to Buy into Italian Tire Maker Pirelli in $7.7 Billion Deal,” Reuters, 23 March 2015.  Available at:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/23/us-pirelli-chemchina-idUSKBN0MI0PQ20150323.

Danny Quah, “What Does China’s Growth Slowdown Mean to You,” China Daily, 17 March 2015.  Available at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/opinion/2015-03/17/content_19834238.htm

Xinhua, “China Reports Lower-than-Expected Output, Investment Data,” People’s Daily, 11 March 2015.  Available at: http://en.people.cn/business/n/2015/0311/c90778-8861513.html.

Guo Rong, “Legislation Law Revision Sparks Heated Debate, China Daily, 11 March 2015.  Available at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015twosession/2015-03/11/content_19783843.htm.

During February

Jane Perlez and Paul Mozur, “In China, Suspicious Cloud Trade Dispute Involving Tech Companies,” The New York Times, 27 February 2015.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/28/technology/in-china-suspicions-cloud-trade-dispute-involving-tech-companies.html.

Xinhua, “China Focus: China Sketches Out Priorities of ‘Belt and Road’ Initiatives,” China Daily, 2 February 2015, Available at:  http://en.people.cn/n/2015/0202/c90883-8844174.html.

During January

Andrew Jacobs, “China Further Tightens Grip on the Internet,” The New York Times, 29 January 2015.  Available at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/30/world/asia/china-clamps-down-still-harder-on-internet-access.html.

Paul Mozur, “New Rules in China Upset Western Tech Companies,” The New York Times, 28 January 2014.  Available at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/technology/in-china-new-cybersecurity-rules-perturb-western-tech-companies.html.

James Kraska, “How China Exploits a Loophole in International Law in Pursuit of Hegemony in East Asia,” E Notes, Foreign Policy Research Institute, January 2015.  Available at:  http://www.fpri.org/docs/alt/kraska_on_china.pdf.

Teng Biao, “What Will This Crackdown on Activists Do To China’s Nascent Civil Society,” The Guardian, 24 January 2015.  Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/24/crackdown-activists-china-nascent-civil-society-pu-zhiquaing.

Max Mason, “Six Charts that Show Where China’s Economy is Heading,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 January 2015.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/china/six-charts-that-show-where-chinas-economy-is-heading-20150120-12u6fv.html.

Murong Xuecun, “Xi’s Selective Punishment,” The New York Times, 16 January 2015.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/17/opinion/murong-xuecun-xis-selective-punishment.html?ref=opinion.

Zhang Yan, “US to Cooperate in Identifying Fugitives on the Run,” China Daily, 17 January 2015.  Available at:  http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2015-01/17/content_19339768.htm.

No author cited, “Top 10 Cities for Business in China,” China Daily, 16 January 2015.  Available at:  http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2015-01/16/content_19332950.htm.

During December

Andy Hu, “A Chinese View of the World’s Most Important Relationship,” Foreign Policy, 30 December 2014.  Available at:  http://foreignpolicy.com/2014/12/30/a-chinese-view-of-the-worlds-most-important-relationship/.

During November

Daniel Hurst, “Xi Jinping Says China Will Always Seek to Resolve Disputes Peacefully,” The Guardian, 17 November 2014.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/17/xi-jinping-says-china-will-always-seek-to-resolve-disputes-peacefully.  See also Mark Kenny, “Chinese President Xi Jinping Urges Australia to Embrace ‘Harmonious’ Partnership with Beijing,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 November 2014.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/chinese-president-xi-jinping-urges-australia-to-embrace-harmonious-partnership-with-beijing-20141117-11ohwq.html.

Steven Mufson, “China, the New Indispensable Nation?” The Washington Post, 14 November 2014.  Available at:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/china-the-new-indispensable-nation/2014/11/14/17829504-6ab3-11e4-b053-65cea7903f2e_story.html?hpid=z5.

Barry Eichengreen, “Is China Regressing to the Mean?” Caixin Online, 12 November 2014.  Available at: http://english.caixin.com/2014-11-12/100750099.html.

David Nakamura, “US-China Deal on Technology Trade Clears Way for Global Accord,” The Washington Post, 11 November 2014.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/for-a-moment-obama-and-putin-icy-relations-aside-and-talk-as-asia-pacific-summit/2014/11/11/9f853e42-6532-11e4-ab86-46000e1d0035_story.html.

Larry Elliott, “Is It a surprise China Will Surpass US in R&D Sending by 2019? Not Really,” The Guardian, 12 November 2014.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/business/economics-blog/2014/nov/12/china-surpass-united-states-r-and-d-spending-role-west.

Jeremy Page, “Soft Power: On Beijing’s New Asian Map.  All Roads Lead to China,” The Wall Street Journal, 10 November 2013.  Available at: http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/pageone111014.pdf.

Didi Kirsten Tatlow, “To Impress APEC Leaders, China Cracks Down on Beijing Life,” The New York Times, 7 November 2014.  Available at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/08/world/asia/to-impress-apec-leaders-china-cracks-down-on-beijing-life.html. 

During October

No author cited, “The Great Hole of China,” The Economist, 18 October 2014.  Available at:  http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21625785-its-debt-will-not-drag-down-world-economy-it-risks-zombifying-countrys-financial?fsrc=nlw|hig|16-10-2014|.

Roger Cohen, “China Versus America,” The New York Times, 20 October 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/21/opinion/roger-cohen-china-versus-america.html.

During September

Michael Forsythe, “Protests in Hong Kong Have Roots in China’s ‘Two Systems,’” The New York Times, 29 September 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/30/world/asia/the-hong-kong-protests-what-you-should-know.html.

Phlip Wen,”China Battles Homegrown Terror Fears and Rise of Islamic State,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 September 2014.  Availble at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/china-battles-homegrown-terror-fears-and-rise-of-islamic-state-20140926-10mc0g.html.

Christophe Ventura, “China’s Economic Empire,” Le Monde Diplomatique, September 2014.  Available at:  http://mondediplo.com/2014/09/09zchina.

Rose Powell, “China’s Stimulus Welcomed by Investors,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 September 2014.  Available at:

During August

The Editorial Board, “China Confronts Its Coal Problem,” The New York Times, 16 August 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/17/opinion/sunday/china-confronts-its-coal-problem.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=Moth-Visible&module=inside-nyt-region&region=inside-nyt-region&WT.nav=inside-nyt-region&_r=0.

No author cited, “China’s Economy Expected to Maintain Steady Growth,” People’s Daily, 12 March 2014.  Available at:  http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/98649/8563380.html. 

During July

Xinhua, “Chinese President Proposes Closer, More Solid BRICS Paartnership”, People’s Daily, 16 July 2014.  Available at:  http://english.people.com.cn/n/2014/0716/c90883-8756478.html.

Editorial, “Australian FM’s China Stance Senseless,” Global Times, 12 July 2014.  Available at:  http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/870100.shtml.  Also reported by John Garnaut, “Julie Bishop a ‘Complete Fool,’ Says Chinese Papers,’” The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 July 2014.  Available at:   http://www.smh.com.au/world/julie-bishop-a-complete-fool-says-chinese-paper-20140714-zt6w0.html.  For follow-up article see John Garnaut, “China: Julie Bishop Comments that Sparked Beijing’s Rebuke ‘Never’ Made,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 July 2014.  Available at:  http://www.smh.com.au/world/china-julie-bishop-comments-that-sparked-beijings-rebuke-never-made-20140716-ztgwt.html.

Xinhua, “China Voice: Nothing to Fear in China-US Partnership,” People’s Daily, 12 July 2014.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/n/2014/0712/c90883-8754551.html.

James B Steinberg and Michael O’Hanlon, “Keep Hope Alive: How to Prevent US-Chinese Relations from Blowing Up.” Foreign Affairs, July.August 2014.  Available at: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141476/james-b-steinberg-and-michael-ohanlon/keep-hope-alive.

Philip Wen, “President Xi Jinping Meets John Howard as Diplomatic Tensions Rise,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 July 2014.  Available at:  http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/president-xi-jinping-meets-john-howard-as-diplomatic-tensions-rise-20140710-zt3cd.html.  See also editorial, “Abbott Upsets Balance between Japan and China,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 July 2014.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/smh-editorial/abbott-upsets-balance-between-japan-and-china-20140710-zt251.html.

Reuters, “China June Official PMI Rises to Six Month High,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 July 2014.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/china/china-june-official-pmi-rises-to-six-month-high-20140701-zsrsy.html.

During June

The Editorial Board, ‘Beijing Growls at Hong Kong,” The New York Times, 25 June 2014.  Available at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/26/opinion/beijing-growls-at-hong-kong.html?ref=opinion. 

Rebecca Fabriz, “Russia-China Strategic Relations Are Still Less than Meets the Eye,” East Asia Forum, 10 June 2014.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/06/10/russia-china-strategic-relations-are-still-less-than-meets-the-eye/. 

No author cited, “Naval Drill May Calm Choppy Ties with the US,” People’s Daily 5 June 2014.  Available at:  http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/n/2014/0605/c90883-8736947.html.

Cao Yin and Chen Weihua, “Foreign Tech Firms Pose Threat on Internet,” China Daily, 4 June 2014.  Available at:  http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/2014-06/04/content_17560495.htm.

During May

Xinhua, “China’s Non-Performing Loans Rise,” People’s Daily, 31 May 2014.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/business/n/2014/0531/c90778-8735375.html.

Edward Wong, “China Moves to Calm Restive Xinjiang Region,” The New York Times, 30 May 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/31/world/asia/chinas-leader-lays-out-plan-to-pacify-restive-region.html

No author cited, “Best Frenemies: Vladimir Putin Pivots Eastward – Should America Be Worried?” The Economist, 24 May 2014.  Available at:  http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21602695-vladimir-putin-pivots-eastward-should-america-be-worried-best-frenemies.

Li Hue, Chinese Ambassador to Russia, “Chinese Dream in Accord with Russian Dream,” People’s Daily Online, 22 MaY 2014.  Available at: http://english.people.com.cn/n/2014/0522/c98649-8731036.html.

William Wan and Abigail Hauslohner, “China, Russia Sign $400 Billion Natural Gas Deal,” The Washington Post, 21 May 2014.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/china-russia-sign-400-billion-gas-deal/2014/05/21/364e9e74-e0de-11e3-8dcc-d6b7fede081a_story.html.

Phillip Inman, “A Growing Headache for the Chinese Economy,” The Guardian, 11 May 2014.  Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/may/11/chinese-economy-spend-saving-borrowing.

No author cited, “Chinese Want a Better Life, Not an Artificial Ranking as World’s No. 1 Economy,” People’s Daily Online, 7 May 2014.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/98649/8619520.html.  See also, “Still a Long Haul before ChinaOvertakes US and World’s Largest Economy,” People’s Daily Online, 8 May 2014.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/98649/8620754.html.

Full text of China’s Policy Paper on the EU: “Deepen the China-EU Comprehensive Strategic Partnership for Mutual Benefit and Win-Win Cooperation,” is available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90883/8585883.html.

During April

Xinhua, “China Hails Putin’s Positive Remarks on Bilateral Ties,” China Daily, 18 April 2014.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90883/8603311.html.

Wang Xiaoguang, “View Downard Pressure on China’s Economy Correctly,” China Daily, 18 April 2014.  Available at:  http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2014-04/18/content_17446375.htm.

During March

Xinhua, “China Unveils Landmark Urbanisation Plan’, People’s Daily, 17 March 2014.  Available at:  http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90785/8567957.html.

NPC and CPPCC Sessions 2014

“China’s Economy Expected to Maintain Steady Growth,” People’s Daily, 12 March 2014, at: http://english.people.com.cn/98649/8563380.html.

“From “Made in China’ to ‘Developed in China,’” People’s Daily, 12 March 2014, at: http://english.people.com.cn/business/8564115.html.

“Highlights of Work Report of China’s Supreme People’s Court,” People’s Daily, 10 March 2014, at:  http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90785/8561041.html.

“Highlights of Work Report of China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate,” People’s Daily, 10 March 2014, at:  http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90785/8561205.html.

“China’s Top legislator Delivers NPC Standing Committee Work Repport, People’s Daily, 9 March 2014, at: http://english.people.com.cn/90785/8559483.html.

Philip Wen, “China Makes Moves to Cover Economic Cracks,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 March 2014.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/china-makes-moves-to-cover-economic-cracks-20140316-34vgi.html.

Tania Branigan, “Chinese Premier Declares War on Pollution in Economic Overhaul,” The Guardian, 6 March 2014.  Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/05/china-pollution-economic-reform-growth-target.

Zhao Yinan, “Course for Reform Charted in the Inner Sanctum of Chinese Politics,” China Daily, 5 March 2014.  Available at:  http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/2014-03/05/content_17322791.htm.

Xinhua, “China Focus: Legislators, Advisors Urge US to Abandon Terrorism Double Standard,” People’s Daily, 3 March 2014.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90883/8552766.html.

Xinhua, “China Urges Political Solution to Ukraine Situation,” People’s Daily, 3 March 2014.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90883/8551512.html.  See also: Xinhua, “China Foreign Minister Clarifies Stance on Ukraine Situation,” People’s Daily, 3 March 2014.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90883/8552746.html.  Lu Yu. “Commentary: West Should Work With, Not Against, Russia in Handling Ukraine Crisis,” People’s Daily, 3 March 2014.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90777/8552726.html.

Andrew Jacobs, “Attack Strains Already Tense Relations Between China’s Han and Uighurs,” The New York Times, 3 March 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/04/world/asia/han-uighur-relations-china.html?hp.

During February

David Barboza, “China’s President Will Lead New Effort on Cbersecurity,” The New York Times, 27 February 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/28/world/asia/china-announces-new-cybersecurity-push.html?src=rechp.

Xinhua, “China Seeks Fair, nnivid Pension Scheme Before 2020.” People’s Daily, 27 February 2014.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90785/8547931.html.

Xinhua, “China Blasts Japan’s Pro-Military Tendencies, Nuclear Stockpile.” People’s Daily, 27 February 2014.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90883/8547928.html.

David Ignatius, “China’s Assertiveness Leaves Its Neighbors Anxious,” The Washington Post, 27 February 2014.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-ignatius-chinas-assertiveness-leaves-its-neighbors-anxious/2014/02/26/1f373932-9e79-11e3-a050-dc3322a94fa7_story.html?hpid=z3.

Paul Farrell, “China Concerned about Australia’s Treatment of Asylum Seekers,” The Guadian, 21 February 2014.  Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/21/china-concerned-about-australias-treatment-of-asylum-seekers#.

Jonathan Kaiman, “China Rejects UN Report on North Korea’s Crimes Against Humanity,” The Guardian, 19 February 2014.  Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/18/china-rejects-un-report-north-korea-crimes-humanity.

Sara Hsu, “China’s New Private Banks Slowly Moving in Right Direction.” East Asia Forum, 4 February 2014.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/02/04/chinas-new-private-banks-slowly-moving-in-right-direction/.

During January

No author cited, “Reform GDP and Smog Dominate Privincial Sessions, People’s Daily Online, 29 January 2014.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/98649/8526110.html.

Philip Wen, “Xi Jiping’s Brothter-in-Law, China’s Elite Linked to Offsore Tax Havens,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 January 2014.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/xi-jinpings-brotherinlaw-chinas-elite-linked-to-offshore-tax-havens-20140122-hv9gs.html.  See comment by Michael C H Jones at: http://www.accci.com.au/CommentonPhilipWen.pdf.

Xinhua, “China Confident in Meeting Economic Growth Target,” People’s Daily, 22 January 2014.  Available at: http://english.people.com.cn/business/8519876.html.

Wieland Wagner, “Brand Expansion: China’s Race to Conquer World Markets,” Spiegel Online, 8 January 2014.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/chinese-brands-expanding-into-world-markets-a-942094.html.

Heng Xie and Gabriel Wildau, “China Makes Fresh Bid to Curb Shadow Banking, Contain Debt Risk,” Reuters, 6 January 2014.  Available at: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/06/us-china-economy-shadow-banking-idUSBREA0503T20140106.  See also Editorial Board, “China’s Shadow Banking Problem,” The New York Times, 7 January 2014. Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/08/opinion/chinas-shadow-banking-problem.html?rref=opinion&module=Ribbon&version=origin&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Opinion&pgtype=article.

Kevin Gallagher and Enrique Dussel Peters, “How China Crashed the NAFTA Party,” The Guardian, 3 January 2014.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2014/jan/02/china-crashed-nafta-party-free-trade.

During December

Neil Gough and Keith Bradsher, “Markets on Edge as China Moves to Curb Risky Lending,” The New York Times, 27 December 2013.  Available at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/28/business/international/china-in-push-to-rein-in-lending-practices.html?hp.

No author cited, “China’s Four Tasks for Building New-Type Relationship with Major Powers, People’s Daily Online, 19 December 2013.  Available at:  http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90883/8489787.html.

Thomas L Friedman, “Dear President of China,” The New York Times, 14 December 2013. Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/15/opinion/sunday/friedman-dear-president-of-china.html?hp&rref=opinion&_r=0.

Chen Jia and Tuo Yannan, “GDP Growth Cound Hit 7.8% Next Year,” People’s Daily, 10 December 2013.  Available at: http://english.people.com.cn/business/8479229.html.

During November

Li Xiaokum and Tuo Yannan, “Blueprint Tightens EU Links”, China Daily, 22 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-11/22/content_17122383.htm.

Zha Lei, “China Conducts Test Flight of Stealth Drone,” China Daily, 22 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-11/22/content_17122406.htm.

Chris Buckley, “Success of Chinese Leader’s Ambitious Econnomic Plan May Rest on Rural Regions,” The New York Times, 16 November 2013.  Available at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/17/world/asia/success-of-chinese-leaders-ambitious-economic-plan-may-rest-on-rural-regions.html.

Chris Buckley, “China Plans to Ease One-Child Policy and End Labour Camps”, The New York Times, 15 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/16/world/asia/china-to-loosen-its-one-child-policy.html?hp.

Jonathan Kaiman, “China Granted Seat on UN’s Human Rights Council,” The Guardian, 14 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/13/china-granted-seat-un-human-rights-council.

Tania Branigan, “China’s Leaders in Closed-Door Meeting to Establish Direction of Economy,” The Guardian, 9 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/09/china-leaders-meeting-economy-beijing-reforms.

Li Yang, “Government Must Enact Land Reform,” China Daily, 5 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-11/05/content_17080540.htm.

Reuters, “China Reform Checklist: How to Tell That This Time It’s for Real?” The New York Times, 3 November 2013.  Available at:  http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2013/11/03/business/03reuters-china-economy-reforms.html?hp.

Andrew Jacobs, “China Demotes a Military Commander after Attack in Beijing, The New York Times, 3 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/04/world/asia/china-demotes-a-military-commander-after-attack-in-beijing.html?hp.

Barry Naughton, “What the Heck is China’s ‘Third Plenum’ and Why Should You Care?” Asia Society, China File, 1 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.chinafile.com/what-need-to-know-about-third-plenum.

During October

No author cited, “The November Plenum: Reforms Worth Remembering?” The Economist, 28 October 2013.  Available at:  Chris P Nielsen and Mun S Ho, “Clearing the Air in China,” The New York Times, 25 October 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/26/opinion/international/clearing-the-air-in-china.html?ref=opinion.

Philippa Brant, “Charity Begins at Home: Why China’s Foreign Aid Won’t Replace the West’s,” Foreign Affairs, 13 October 2013.  Available at: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/140152/philippa-brant/charity-begins-at-home.

Xinhua, “Government Function Reform China’s Top Priority,” China Daily, 12 October 2013.  Available at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-10/12/content_17028281.htm.

Henry M Paulson Jr, “China’s Economy, Back on Track,” The New York Times, 4 October 2013.  Available at:. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/05/opinion/chinas-economy-back-on-track.html?_r=0.

During September

The Editorial Board, “Reform with Chinese Characteristics,” The New York Times, 28 September 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/29/opinion/sunday/reform-with-chinese-characteristics.html?hpw.

He Wei, “FTZ to Define Development,” China Daily, 28 September 2013.  Available at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-09/27/content_17000870.htm.

Tania Branigan, “Mao’s Little Red Book to Get Revamp,” The Guardian, 28 September 2013.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/27/mao-little-red-book-revamp.

Han Shasha, “China Expands Partnership with California to Combat Climate Change,” People’s Daily, 14 September 2013.  Available at: http://english.people.com.cn/90883/8400677.html.

No author cited, “Chinese President Raises Proposal on SCO Cooperation,” People’s Daily, 14 September 2013.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90883/8400263.html.

Malcolm Maiden, “Promising Signs of a China Bounce,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 September 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/promising-signs-of-a-china-bounce-20130911-2tkpq.html.

Mark Leonard, “Why Convergence Breeds Conflict: Growing More Similar Will Push China and the United States Apart”, Foreign Affairs, September/October.  Available at: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/139650/mark-leonard/why-convergence-breeds-conflict.

Ii Xiang, Chen Jia and Ding Qingfen, “OECD Sees Growth on Upswing,” China Daily, 4 September 2013.  Available at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/chinadata/2013-09/04/content_16942139.htm.

Simon Denyer, “China’s Reluctant Entrepreneurs,” The Guardian, 3 September 2013.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/03/china-reluctant-entrepreneurs.

During August

Zhang Yunbi and Zhao Shengnan, “China, US Officials Discuss Defence Ties”, China Daily, 29 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2013-08/29/content_16927897.htm.

No author cited, “”Looking Ahead to China’s Diplomacy in Second Half of 2013,” The People’s Daily, 28 August 2013.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90883/8381128.html.

Jane Perlez, “Culprit in Syrian Chemical Attack Is Unclear, China Insists, “The New York Times, 28 August 2013.  Available at: See also, “Britain to Wait on Weapons Report Ahead of Syria Strikes, “The New York Times”, 28 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/29/world/middleeast/syria.html?hp.

Chris Buckley, “China Plans Its First Unmanned Moon Landing This Year,” The New York Times, 28 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/29/world/asia/china-plans-first-unmanned-landing-on-moon.html?hp.

Keith Bradsher, “Across China, Skyscrapers Brush the Heavens,” The New York Times, 27 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/28/realestate/commercial/across-china-skyscrapers-brush-the-heavens.html?hpw.

Li Qiaoyi, “China’s Economy Headed for Soft Landing,” People’s Daily, 26 August 2013.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90778/8377535.html.

Robert A Manning and James J Przystup, “What Is China’s Endgame?” East Asia Forum, 20 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/08/20/what-is-chinas-endgame/.  See also Hugh White, “US as First Among Equals Not Good Enough for China,” East Asia Forum, 27 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/08/27/us-as-first-among-equals-not-good-enough-for-china/.

Ding Qingfen, Xue Chaohua and Chen Jia, “Western Program New Engine for Growth,” China Daily, 20 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-08/20/content_16905691.htm.

Keith Bradsher, “Easy Credit Dries Up, Choking Growth in China,” The New York Times, 15 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/16/business/global/easy-credit-dries-up-crippling-c,hinese-cities.html?ref=keithbradsher.

Anupam Chanderaug, “How Censorship Hurts Chinese Internet Companies,” The Atlantic, 12 August 2013, Available at: http://www.theatlantic.com/china/archive/2013/08/how-censorship-hurts-chinese-internet-companies/278587/.

David M Barreda and David Wertime, “Infographic: Is China’s Massive Infrastructure Spending Wise or Wasteful?”Tea Leaf Nation, 12 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.tealeafnation.com/2013/08/infographic-is-chinas-massive-infrastructure-spending-wise-or-wasteful/

Zhang Yuwei, “Sino-US Trade Gap Narrows,” China Daily, 8 August 2013, Available at:  http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2013-08/08/content_16878592.htm.

Chen Jia and Yu Ran, “Service Sector Drives Up Growth,” China Daily, 6 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-08/06/content_16872581.htm.

Ding Qingfen, “Web Answer to Export Woes,” China Daily, 5 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-08/05/content_16872499.htm.

Max Fisher, “Is China’s Vast Web Monitoring Actually Helping to Grow Democracy?” The Washington Post, 5 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/08/05/is-chinas-vast-web-monitoring-actually-helping-to-grow-democracy/?hpid=z14.

Xinhua, “July Non-Manufacturing PMI Rises to 54.1%,” China Daily, 3 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/chinadata/2013-08/03/content_16868686.htm.

David Barboza, “Coin of Realm in China Graft: Phony Receipts,” The New York Times, 3 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/04/business/global/coin-of-realm-in-china-graft-phony-receipts.html?pagewanted=1&hpw.

During July

Angela Monaghan, “China’s Central Bank Injects 17 bn Yuan into Markets,” The Guardian, 30 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/jul/30/china-central-bank-liquidity-injection.

Philip Inman, “China to Audit Local Authorities and State Enterprises over Debt Fears,” The Guardian, 30 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/jul/29/china-audit-local-authorities-debt.

Hao Yan, “Economic Restructuring Helps China’s Growth,” People’s Daily, 24 July 2013.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90778/8338998.html.

Xinhua, “Xi Stresses Greater Courage, Wisdom in Reforms,” People’s Daily, 24 July 2013.  Available at http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90785/8340109.html.

Chen Jia and Gao Changzin, “Consumer Optimism Hits a High,“ China Daily, 24 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2013-07/24/content_16821135.htm.

Richard Silk, “Signs Suggest China Warming to Idea of Stimulus,” The Wall Street Journal, 24 July 2013. Available at: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324564704578625031778152160.html?mod=WSJASIA_hpp_MIDDLEFourthNews.

Jonathan Kaiman, “Healthcare in China: GSK Claims Prompt Crackdown on Corruption,” The Guardian, 22 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/21/china-healthcare-industry-gsk.

David Barboza, “China Liberalises Lending Rates,” The New York Times, 19 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/20/business/global/china-liberalizes-lending-rates.html?hp.

Edward Wong, “Survey in China Shows Wide Income Gap,” The New York Times, 19 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/20/world/asia/survey-in-china-shows-wide-income-gap.html?ref=global.

Diane Cardwell, “China’s Feud with West on Solar Leads to Tax,” The New York Times, 18 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/19/business/energy-environment/chinas-feud-with-west-on-solar-leads-to-tax.html?ref=world.

Sara Hsu, “China Engineers a Credit Crisis to Deleverage Shadow Banking,” East Asia Forum, 15 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/07/15/china-engineers-a-credit-crisis-to-deleverage-shadow-banking/.

Perry Link, “Censoring the News Before It Happens,” The New York Review of Books, July 10, 2013.  Available at: http://www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2013/jul/10/censoring-news-before-happens-china/.  Additional comment by John Naughton, “The Great Firewall of China gets Metaphorical,” The Observer, 14 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/jul/14/china-great-firewall-put-out.

Fu Jing, “More Laws Introduced to Toughen Fight on Corruption”, China Day, 10 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-07/10/content_16754781.htm.

Howard Schneider, “With China Slowing, Talks with the US Take on a New Tone”, The Washington Post, 10 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/with-china-slowing-talks-with-the-us-take-on-a-new-tone/2013/07/09/2585f1e2-e8c7-11e2-a301-ea5a8116d211_story.html.

Reuters, “China Warns of Grim Trade Outlook After Surprise 3% Fall in Exports,” The Guardian, 10 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/10/china-trade-outlook-fall-exports.

Robert A Manning, “US Rebalancing Asia, Not Containing China”, Global Times, 3 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/793293.shtml#.UdSrY_nvj8U.

Xinhua, “Terrorists Can’t Stop Xinjiang’s Development,” People’s Daily, 3 July 2013.  Available at:  http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90785/8309085.html.

During June

Wang Xiaotian, “PBOC Will Act ‘If Necessary,’” China Daily, 26 June 2013.  Available at: http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/2013-06/26/content_16666994.htm.  Additional comment: “China’s Liquidity Crunch Not a Crisis: Mundell,” China Daily, 26 June 2013.  Available at:  http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2013-06/26/content_16661302.htm.

David Barboza, “China’s Credit Squeeze Relaxes as Interest Rates Drop,” The New York Times, 21 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/22/business/global/chinas-bank-lending-crunch-eases.html?hp.

Chen, Stefan Mazinger and Jonathan Woetzel, “Chinese Infrastructure: The Big Picture,” McKinsey Quarterly, June 2013.  Available at: http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/winning_in_emerging_markets/chinese_infrastructure_the_big_picture.  Note information contained in the “interactive pop-out.”

No author cited, “The Cheapest Thing Going Is Gone: The Yuan,” The Economist, 15 June 2013.  Available at: http://search.proquest.com.wwwproxy0.library.unsw.edu.au/docview/1368124191/13ECED23BAC20966FED/36?accountid=12763.

Ian Johnson, “China’s Great Uprooting: Moving 250 Million into Cities,” The New York Times, 15 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/16/world/asia/chinas-great-uprooting-moving-250-million-into-cities.html?hp

Didi Kirsten Tatlow, “Can NSA Surveillance Be Likened to Chinese Spying?” The New York Times, 12 June 2013. Available at: http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/13/can-n-s-a-surveillance-be-likened-to-chinese-spying/

David E Sanger, “Obama and Xi Try to Avoid a Cold War Mentality,” The New York Times, 9 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/10/world/asia/obama-and-xi-try-to-avoid-a-cold-war-mentality.html?ref=global-home.  See also: Jackie Calmes and Steven Lee Myers, “US and China Move Closer on North Korea, but Not on Cyber Espionage, “The New York Times, 8 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/09/world/asia/obama-and-xi-try-building-a-new-model-for-china-us-ties.html.

Ding Qingfen and Yang Ziman, “US to Be Largest Trade Partner”, China Daily, 5 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2013-06/05/content_16567938.htm.

Editorial Board, “Getting to Know You,” The New York Times, 4 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/05/opinion/president-obama-meets-president-xi-jinping.html?ref=global-home.  

See also Graham T Allison Jr, “Obama and Xi Must Think Broadly to Avoid a Classic Trap”, The New York Times, 6 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/07/opinion/obama-and-xi-must-think-broadly-to-avoid-a-classic-trap.html?ref=global-home. 

For Chinese commentary see, Xinhua, “Xi-Obama Meeting to Create New Climate For World Economy,People’s Daily, 8 June 2013.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90883/8277624.html. 

For Australian commentary see Christian Edwards, “Australian Experts Express Cautions Optimism Over Summit Between Xi, Obama,” People’s Daily, 8 June 2013.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90883/8278128.html.

David E Sanger and Mark Landler, “US and China Agree to Hold Regular Talks on Hacking,” The New York Times, 1 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/02/world/asia/us-and-china-to-hold-talks-on-hacking.html?ref=asia.

During May

No author cited, “China Economy by Numbers,” China Daily, May 2013.  Available at:  http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2013Numbers_05/may.htm

Liu Dongmin, “Experimenting with the Chinese Currency”, East Asia Forum, 26 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/05/26/experimenting-with-the-chinese-currency/.

John Garnaut, “China Gets Into the Business of Making Friends,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/china-gets-into-the-business-of-making-friends-20130524-2k6q3.html.

Jane Perlez, “China Bluntly Tells North Korea to Enter Nuclear Talks,” The New York Times, 24 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/25/world/asia/china-tells-north-korea-to-return-to-nuclear-talks.html?ref=global-home.

David Barboza and Chris Buckley, “Beijing Plans to Reduce the State’s Role in the Economy,” The New York Times, 24 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/25/business/global/beijing-signals-a-shift-on-economic-policy.html?ref=global-home&_r=0.

John Garnaut, “China Plans Revolution to Head Off Fiscal Crisis”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/china/china-plans-revolution-to-head-off-fiscal-crisis-20130512-2jg5n.html.

Robyn Meredith, “Playing Chinese Chess”, The New York Times, 10 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/11/opinion/global/The-Chinese-US-North-Korea-Japan-Diplomatic-Rectangle.html?ref=global-home.

Keith Bradsher, “China’s Economy Unexpectedly Stumbles Again”, The New York Times, 8 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/09/business/global/after-a-strong-recovery-chinas-economy-unexpectedly-stumbles-again.html?ref=global-home.

Max Fisher, “The Study That Shows Why China and India Probably Won’t Clash over Border Dispute”, The Washington Post, 3 May 2013.  Available at:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2013/05/03/the-study-that-shows-why-china-and-india-probably-wont-clash-over-a-border-dispute/.

During April

Claire Provost and Rich Harris, “China Commits Billions in Aid to Africa as Part of Charm Offensive – Interactive”, The Guardian, 29 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/interactive/2013/apr/29/china-commits-billions-aid-africa-interactive

Zhao Shengnan and Wu Jiao, “Meeting Delivers Big Deals”, China Daily, 26 April 2013.  Available at: http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-04/26/content_16450759.htm.

Mao Jing, “General Labour Shortage Hits China”, China Daily, 10 April 2013.  Available at: http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2013-04/10/content_16390692.htm.

James M Acton, “Is China Changing Its Position on Nuclear Weapons?” The New York Times, 18 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/19/opinion/is-china-changing-its-position-on-nuclear-weapons.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0.  The link to the text of China’s white paper on defence is available at: http://www.accc.com.au/Announcements.htm.

Nick Miroff, “Mexico and China Look to Trade Away Old Rivalry”, The Washington Post, 18 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/mexico-and-china-look-to-trade-away-old-rivalry/2013/04/17/d001c432-a2ec-11e2-bd52-614156372695_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

No author cited, “Climbing, Stretching and Stumbling: China’s Disappointing New Growth Figures Are Not the End of the World”, The Economist, 20 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/news/china/21576426-chinas-disappointing-new-growth-figures-are-not-end-world-climbing-stretching-and?fsrc=nlw|hig|4-18-2013|5560213|34237756|

Zhao Lei, “PLA Strives for Transparency”, China Daily, 17 April 2013.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90786/8210704.html

Anne Eraran, US China Agree to Cooperate on Korea Crisis”, The Washington Post, 14 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/us-china-agree-to-cooperate-on-korea-crisis/2013/04/13/f3bf1e84-a43f-11e2-bd52-614156372695_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.  See also Steven Mufson, “Chinese Offer Blunt Assessments o North Korea”, The Washington, Post, 14 April, 2013.  Available at:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/chinese-voice-north-korea-worries/2013/04/13/2958593c-a460-11e2-bd52-614156372695_story.html.

Ian Bremmer and David Gordon, “Powers on the Mend”, The New York Times, 10 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/11/opinion/global/powers-on-the-mend.html?_r=0.

Jane Perlez and Bree Feng, “Beijing Flaunts Cross-Border Clout in Search for Drug Lord”, The New York Times, 4 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/world/asia/chinas-manhunt-shows-sway-in-southeast-asia.html?_r=0.

Anne Applebaum, “China Must Act on North Korea If It Wants Respect”, The Washington Post, 4 April 2013. Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/anne-applebaum-china-can-no-longer-ignore-north-korea/2013/04/03/7b3fdb2e-9c92-11e2-9a79-eb5280c81c63_story.html?wpisrc=nl_opinions.

During March

Sergey Radchenko, “’Face’ and Something ‘Delicious’: What Mao and Stalin’s First Awkward Meeting Tells Us about Xi Jinping’s Confident Trip to See Vladimir Putin.”, Foreign Policy, 27 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/03/27/face_and_something_delicious_mao_stalin_putin_xi?page=0,0.

An Baijie, “New Rules to Boost Clean Governance”, People’s Daily, 28 March 2013.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90785/8187374.html.

Andrew Jacobs, “Elite in China Face Austerity under Xi’s Rule”, The New York Times, 28 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/28/world/asia/xi-jinping-imposes-austerity-measures-on-chinas-elite.html?src=recg.

Xinhua, “Economic Slowdown Puts Peaceful Rise in Focus”, People’s Daily, 25 March 2013.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90778/8180527.html.

Agence France-Presse, Reuters, “Xi Jinping Offers Seoul ‘Assistance’ in Korean Reconciliation”, South China Morning Post, 21 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1195725/xi-jinping-offers-seoul-assistance-korean-reconciliation.

Bill French, “China and the Cyber Great Game”, National Interest, 20 March 2013.  Available at: http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/china-the-cyber-great-game-8241.

Li Xiaokun and Zhang Yunbi, “Core Interests at Heart of New US Ties”, China Daily, 20 March 2013.  Available at: http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-03/20/content_16321508.htm.

William Wan, “Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Chinese President Tackle Thorny Issues in Beijing”, The Washington Post, 19 March 2013.  Available at:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/treasurys-lew-chinas-xi-tackle-thorny-issues-in-beijing/2013/03/19/ca49e1dc-9072-11e2-9cfd-36d6c9b5d7ad_story.html.

Mandip Singh, “China’s Defence Budget: 2013-14”, IDSA Comment, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, 18 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.idsa.in/idsacomments/ChinasDefenceBudget2013-14_msingh_180313.

William Wan, “China’s Xi Jinping Charts a New PR Course”, The Washington Post, 13 March 2013.  Available at http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/chinas-xi-jinping-charts-a-new-pr-course/2013/03/12/84ca53c2-8743-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394_story.html?hpid=z5.

Jane Perliz, “China Says It Won’t Forsake North Korea, Despite Support for UN Sanctions”, The New York Times, 9 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/world/asia/china-says-it-will-not-abandon-north-korea.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130310.

Brendan Coats, Dougal Horton and Lachlan McNamee, “China’s Prospects for Export-Driven Growth”, East Asia Forum,9 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/03/09/chinas-prospects-for-export-driven-growth/.

John Ross, “China’s Financial Might Takes Shape”, China Daily, 8 March 2013.  Available at: http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/weekly/2013-03/08/content_16290082.htm.

No author cited, “Mobile “Phones Have Given the Chinese a Voice”, Eurasia Review, 8 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/08032013-mobile-phones-have-given-the-chinese-a-voice/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Xinhua, “China’s ‘Two Sessions’ Agenda Has World Impact: Foreign Experts”, China Daily, 3 March 2013.  Available at: http://english.people.com.cn/90785/8151248.html.

Xinhua, “Chinese Expect Much from New ‘Cabinet’”, China Daily, 3 March 2013.  Available at: http://english.people.com.cn/90785/8150721.html.

Tania Branigan, “Chinese Elite Tighten Their Designer Belts at Sober Annual Congress”, The Guardian, 3 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/03/chinese-elite-annual-congress.

During February

Jane Perlez, “Chinese Plan to Kill Drug Dealer with Drone Highlights Military Advances”, The New York Times, 20 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/21/world/asia/chinese-plan-to-use-drone-highlights-military-advances.html?_r=0.

John Garnaut, “China Pulls 7.9% Growth Out of the Hat”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/china-pulls-79-growth-out-of-the-hat-20130118-2cz60.html.

Chico Harlan, “Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: Chinese Need for Conflict Is ‘Deeply Ingrained”, The Washington Post, 19 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/japans-prime-minister-shinzo-abe-chinese-need-for-conflict-is-deeply-ingrained/2013/02/20/48adbc80-7a87-11e2-9a75-dab0201670da_story.html?hpid=z4.

Editorial Board, “The US Needs to Tame the Cyber-Dragon”, The Washington Post, 15 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-us-needs-to-tame-the-cyber-dragon/2013/02/14/34e02248-6f0a-11e2-aa58-243de81040ba_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Reuters, “China Unveils Major Tax Reforms to Make Rich Pay More”, The Guardian, 6 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/06/china-tax-reforms.  See also Xinhua, “China to Reform Income Distribution”, People’s Daily, 6 February 2013.  Available at: http://english.people.com.cn/90778/8122934.html.

Thomas L Friedman, “India vs. China vs. Egypt”, The New York Times, 5 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/06/opinion/friedman-india-vs-china-vs-egypt.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130206.

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, “IMF Sees 140m Jobs Shortage in Ageing China as ‘Lewis Point’ Hits”, The Telegraph, 3 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/9845959/IMF-sees-140m-jobs-shortage-in-ageing-China-as-Lewis-Point-hits.html.  The IMF document referred to in the article is available at: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/wp/2013/wp1326.pdf.  A related article is Chamber’s analysis of China’s population trends, dated July 2013 at: http://accci.com.au/PopulationTrendsandChina’sNationalSecurity.pdf.

During January

Yukon Huang, “In China, Most Politics Is Local”, The New York Times, 29 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/30/opinion/global/in-china-most-politics-is-local.html.

Zhang Jun and Zhu Tian, “Chinese Consumption Grossly Underestimated”, People’s Daily, 25 January 2013.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90778/8107186.html. 

Li Daguang, “China Plans to Build 36 Marine Law Enforcement Vessels in Next Five Years”, People’s Daily, 25 January 2013.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90786/8107265.html.

No author cited, “China’s Growth Model Fundamentally Changing”, People’s Daily, 25 January 2013.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90778/8108378.html.

Christoph Seidler, “The Resource Race: China Dips Toes in Arctic Waters”, Spiegel Online, 25 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/growing-chinese-interest-in-the-arctic-worries-international-community-a-879654.html.

Keith Bradsher, “China’s Focus on Aerospace Raises Security Questions”, The New York Times, 21 December 2013.  Available at: http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/01/21/china-looks-to-aerospace-in-a-bid-for-growth/?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130122.

Edward Wong, “In China, Widening Discontent among the Communist Party Faithful”, The New York Times, 19 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/20/world/asia/in-china-discontent-among-the-normally-faithful.html?pagewanted=all.

Associated Press, “China’s Growth Rebounds After Painful Slowdown but Recovery Still Vulnerable”, The Washington Post, 18 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/chinas-growth-rebounds-to-79-percent-in-final-quarter-of-2012-as-consumer-spending-rises/2013/01/17/91dec0f0-6116-11e2-8f16-7b37a1341b04_story.html.  See also: Reuters, “China’s Economy Rebounds at End of worst Year Since 1999”, The Guardian, 18 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/jan/18/china-economy-gdp-rebound-worst-year-1999.

Keith B Richburg, “Chinese Journalists Choose Quiet Defiance, Not Mass Strike, to Protest Censorship”, The Washington Post, 11 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/chinese-journalists-choose-quiet-defiance-not-mass-strike-to-protest-censorship/2013/01/10/0d4a8d0c-5b11-11e2-b8b2-0d18a64c8dfa_story.html.  Additional commentary: ”Battling the Censors” The Economist, 12 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/news/china/21569444-three-articles-look-relations-between-individuals-and-state-first-calls-press-freedom?fsrc=nlw|wwp|1-10-2013|4576729|34237756|.

Jonathan Kaiman and Justin McCurry, “Japan and China Step Up Drone Race as Tension Builds Over Disputed Islands”, The Guardian, 9 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/08/china-japan-drone-race.

Michael Martina and Terril Yue Jones, ‘”China to Reform Controversial Forced Labour Camps”. Reuters, 7 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/07/us-china-camps-idUSBRE90609S20130107.

Odd Arne Westad, “In Asia, Ill Will Runs Deep”, The New York Times, 6 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/07/opinion/why-china-and-japan-cant-get-along.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130107.

Nicholas D Kristof, “Looking for a Jump-Start in China”, The New York Times, 5 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/opinion/sunday/kristof-looking-for-a-jump-start-in-china.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130106.

John Garnaut, “China Sees Red Over Uni Paper”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/china-sees-red-over-uni-paper-20130103-2c78j.html.

Mike Peters, “Talking Up Mandarin a Global Undertaking”, China Daily, 2 January 2013.  Available at: http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-01/02/content_16075378.htm.

John Lee, “Pitfalls of an Ageing China”, The National Interest. 2 January 2013.  Available at: http://nationalinterest.org/article/pitfalls-aging-china-7886.|

European Union

European Union

During October

Ian Black, “EU Calls on Russia to Halt Airstrikes in Syria,” The Guardian, 13 October 2015.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/12/eu-russia-halt-airstrikes-syria-military-intervention.

During September

Philip Inman, “Strong Eurozone Figures Rally Global Markets after China Gloom,” The Guardian, 9 September 2015.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/sep/08/strong-eurozone-figures-rally-global-markets-after-china-gloom.

During August

Jack Ewing, “Eurozon’s Economic Growth Falls Short, Even as Greeks Shopped,” The New York Times, 14 August 2015.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/15/business/international/eurozone-eu-q2-economic-growth.html.

Jacques Delors and Hendrick Enderlein, “Europe Needs Major Invesment if it Is to Avoid Another Greece,” The Guardian, 5 August 2015.  Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/04/europe-investment-avoid-another-greece-integration;

During July

Michael Sauga, Christian Reiermann and Christoph Schult, “Breaking a Taboo: Plans for Euro-Zone Tax Take Shap,” Spiegel Online, 30 July 2015.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/plans-for-euro-zone-tax-take-shape-in-berlin-and-paris-a-1045868.html.

Katie Allen, “IMF Warns of Gloomy Eurozone Outlook,” The Guardian 28 July 2015. Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jul/27/imf-warns-of-gloomy-eurozone-outlook. 

Barry Eichengreen, “Greece, Europe and Germany Deserve Much Better Than This,” The Guardian, 14 July 2015.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jul/14/greece-europe-germany-eurozone-deserve-better. 

George Friedman, “An Empire Strikes Back: Germany and the Greek Crisis,” Geopolitical Weekly, 14 July 2015.  Available at: https://www.stratfor.com/weekly/empire-strikes-back-germany-and-greek-crisis.

Fintan O’Toole, “Has Europe Lost Its Hold on Our Collective Imagination?” The Guardian, 5 July 2015.  Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/05/europe-fictional-construct-legacies-of-war. 

During June

Simon Bowers, “Brussels to Announce Measures against Corporations’ ‘Sweetheart’ Tax Deals,” The Guardian, 17 June 2015.  Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jun/16/brussels-corporations-tax-deals-eu.

Spiegel Staff, “The TTIP Gap:  How a Trans-Atlantic Trade Deal Can Still Be Fixed,” Spiegel Online, 8 June 2015.  Available at:  http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/how-ttip-and-an-eu-us-free-trade-deal-can-be-fixed-a-1036831.html

During May

Stelios Kouloglou, “EU ‘Won’t Change Policies Because of Elections’: Financial Coup in Greece,” Le Monde Diplomatique, 1 June 2015.  Available to subscribers at:  http://mondediplo.com/2015/06/02greece.


Ian Traynor and Francis Perraudin, “Germany and France Agree Closer Eurozone Ties Without Treaty Change,” The Guardian, 26 May 2015.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/may/25/germany-france-eurozone-integration-no-lisbon-treaty-change-david-cameron. 

Helena Smith, “Fight to Save the Greek Pension Takes Centre Stage in Burssels and Athens,” The Guardian, 22 May 2015.  Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/21/fight-save-greek-pension-centre-stage-brussels-athens.

During April

Andrew E Kramer, “Gazprom Faces Effects of Politics on Its Bottom Line,” The New York Times, 22 April 2015.  Available at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/23/business/international/gazprom-faces-effects-of-politics-on-its-bottom-line.html. 

Tove Maria Ryding and Maria José Romeo, “EU Must Pull Its Weight to Help Create a Better Global Financial System,” The Guardian, 20 April 2015.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/apr/20/eu-financing-for-development-global-financial-system.   

Phillip Inman, “IMF Urges EU to Slim Down Its Demands on Greece,” The Guardian, 18 April 2015.  Available a: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/apr/17/imf-urges-eu-to-slim-down-its-demands-on-greece.

Paul Krugman, “That Old-Time Economics,” The New York Times, 17 April 2015.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/17/opinion/paul-krugman-that-old-time-economics.html.  See also “Wolfgang Schäuble on German Priorities and Eurozone Myths,” The New York Times, 15 April 2015.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/16/opinion/wolfgang-schauble-german-priorities-and-eurozone-myths.html.

Kelly Couturier, “How Europe Is Going After US Tech Giants,” The New York Times, 14 April 2015.  Available at:  http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/04/13/technology/How-Europe-Is-Going-After-U.S.-Tech-Giants.html.

During March

The Editorial Board, “The Greece Issue Breeds Brinkmanship in the Eurozone,” The New York Times, 20 March 2015.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/21/opinion/the-greece-issue-breeds-brinkmanship-in-the-eurozone.html. 

Spiegel Staff, “Endgame: Power Struggle in Brussels and Berlin over Fate of Greece,” Spiegel Online, 13 March 2015.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/merkel-and-juncker-in-stand-off-over-greece-a-1023365.html.

David Jolly, “Delight or Dread as Euro Falls,” The New York Times, 11 March 2015.  Available at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/12/business/international/delight-or-dread-as-euro-falls.html.

Julia Amalia Heyer and Christoph Pauly, “Thomas Piketty on the Euro Zone: ‘We Have Created a Monster,’” Spiegel Online, 10 March 2015.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/thomas-piketty-interview-about-the-european-financial-crisis-a-1022629.html. 

During February

Andrew Graham, “Why Germany Must Swallow This Keynesian Free Lunch,” The Guadian, 25 February 2015.  Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/24/germany-keynesian-free-lunch-greece-eurozone-inflation-fiscal-expansion.

Philip Inman, “Greece Deal Is First Step on the Road Back to Austerity,” The Guardian, 21 February 2015.  Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/feb/20/greece-deal-first-step-on-the-road-back-to-austrity.

, “Political Fractures in European Economic Unity,” The New York Times, 3 February 2015.  Available at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/04/business/political-fractures-in-european-economic-unity.html.

Dirk Kurbjuweit, “Opinion: It’s Time to Compromise on Greece,” Spiegel Online, 2 February 2015.  Available at:  http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/spiegel-editorial-on-need-to-compromise-with-tsipras-and-greece-a-1016275.html.

During January

Owen Jones, “We Must Stop Angela Merkel’s Bullying – or Let the Forces of Austerity Win,” The Guardian, 29 January 2015.  Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/28/syriza-merkel-economic-greece-europe. 

Ronald J Granieri, “Europe: What Went Wrong?” E Notes, Foreign Policy Research Institute, January 2015.  Available at: http://www.fpri.org/docs/alt/granieri_on_europe.pdf. 

Heather Steward, “Eurozone Boost of €1.1 Trillion in ‘Shock and Awe’ Plan by Central Bank,” The Guardian, 23 January 2015.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jan/22/ecb-boosts-eurozone-mario-draghi-kickstart-growth.  Additional comment by Larry Elliot, “ECB’s Long-Awaited Quantitative Easing Is Not a Panacea,” The Guardian, 23 January 2015. Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/business/economics-blog/2015/jan/22/european-central-bank-quantitative-easing-not-a-panacea.

Jeffrey Sachs, “Let Greece Profit from German History,” The Guardian, 22 January 2015.  Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/21/greece-profit-german-history-1953-debt-relief.

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, “EU Has Squandered Last Chance to Make Euro Workable, Warns Ex-Bundesbank Chief,” The Telegraph, 21 January 2015.  Available at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/davos/11360878/EU-has-sqandered-last-chance-to-make-euro-workable-warns-Ex-Bundesbank-chief.html.  See also, by the same author: “Central Bank Prophet Fears QE Warfare Pushing World Financial System Out of Control,” The Telegraph, 20 January 2015.  Available at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11358316/Central-bank-prophet-fears-QE-warfare-pushing-world-financial-system-out-of-control.html.

David Jolly, “Prices Fall and Worry Escalates in the Eurozone,” The New York Times, 7 January 2015.  Available at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/08/business/international/europe-economy-deflation.html.

During December

Paul Taylor, “A Fresh Start for EU, but a Big Test Lurks,” The New York Times, 22 December 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/23/business/international/a-fresh-start-for-eu-but-a-big-test-lurks.html.

During November

Spiegel Staff, “Summit of Failure: How the EU Lost Russia over Ukraine,” Spiegel Online, 24 November 2014.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/war-in-ukraine-a-result-of-misunderstandings-between-europe-and-russia-a-1004706.html. 

The Editorial Board, “Europe’s Modest Investment Plan,” The New York Times, 26 February 2014.  Available at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/27/opinion/europes-modest-investment-plan.html?ref=opinion.

Jan Puhl, “The Radical Pragmatist: Donald Tusk Provides Strong Voice for Eastern Europe,” Spiegel Online, 26 November 2014.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/a-1005004.html.

Anne Seith, “Monetary Fallacy? Deep Divisions Emerge Over ECB Quantitative Easing Plans,” Spiegel Online, 3 November 2014.  Availale at:  http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/deep-divisions-emerge-over-ecb-quantitative-easing-plans-a-1000713.html.

Rowena Mason and Philip Oltermann, “Angela Merkel Warns David Cameron Over Freedom of Movement,” The Guardian, 3 November 2014.  Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/02/angela-merkel-warns-david-cameron-german-chancellor-uk-prime-minister-unskilled-migrants.

During August

No author cited, “That Sinking Feeling (Again),” The Economist, 30 August 2014.  Available at:  http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21614137-if-germany-france-and-italy-cannot-find-way-refloat-europes-economy-euro-may-yet-be.

John Palmer, “An Austerity Revolt has Broken the French Government:  Will the EU Follow?” The Guardian, 25 August 2014.  Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/25/objections-austerity-french-government-france-eurozone.

David Jolly, “Fresh Data Reflect Anemic Growth in Eurozone,” The New York Times, 21 August 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/22/business/economy/eurozone-economy.html?mabReward=RI%3A9&action=click&contentCollection=Sunday%20Review&region=Footer&module=Recommendation&src=recg&pgtype=article.

During July

James Kanter and Alan Cowell, “Ukraine Crisis Is Testing EU’s Resolve,” The New York Times, 24 July 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/25/world/europe/ukraine-crisis-is-testing-eus-resolve.html?pw&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpHedThumbWell&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well&_r=0.

Frank Dohmen and Christoph Pauly, “Fighting Google: Europe Eyes Digital Agenda to Better Compete with the US,” Spiegel Online, 1 July 2014.  Available at:  http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/eu-wants-to-challenge-google-with-new-digital-strategy-a-978521.html.

Christian Reiermann, “More Money Please: A New Plan to Boost Europe’s Straggling Investments,” Spiegel Online, 1 July 2014.  Available at:  http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/a-new-plan-to-boost-european-investment-to-avoid-recession-a-978357.html.

During June

Nikos Konstandaras, “Turning From Europe’s Past,” The New York Times, 25 June 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/26/opinion/nikos-konstandaras-turning-from-europes-past.html?ref=opinion.

Spiegel Staff, “Commission Crusade: Cameron Outmanoeuvred in Battle over Juncker,” Spiegel Online, 19 June 2014.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/cameron-and-juncker-fight-over-role-in-european-commission-a-975528.html.

Daniel Gros, “Voters Not Over European Ideal Yet,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 June 2014.  Available at:  http://www.smh.com.au/business/world-business/voters-not-over-european-ideal-yet-20140608-39rgy.html.

Malcolm Maiden, “Draghi Makes Plans for Stronger Europe,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 June 2014.  Available at:  http://www.smh.com.au/business/draghi-makes-plans-for-stronger-europe-20140606-39oh9.html. 

Spiegel Staff, “The Democratic Deficit:  Europeans Vote, Merkel Decides,” Spiegel Online, 2 June 2014.  Available at:  http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/power-struggle-europts-between-european-parliament-and-eu-leaders-a-972870.html.

During May

Roman Herzog, “We Ought to Be EU Skeptic,” Spiegel Online, 23 May 2014. Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/construction-faults-at-the-heart-of-the-eu-will-cause-its-disintegration-a-971283.html

Charlemagne, “New Europe Is as Divided About Russia as Old Europe, with Bad Consequences for All,” The Economist, 17 May 2014.  Available at:  http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21602277-new-europe-divided-about-russia-old-europe-bad-consequences-all-eastern.

Gregor Peter Schmitz, “Expanding Influence: EU Parliament Has More Power than You Think,” Spiegel Online, 8 May 2014.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/the-continuously-growing-power-of-european-parliament-a-968365.html.

During April

George Soros and Gregor Peter Schmitz, “The Future of Europe: An Interview with George Soros,” New York Review of Books, 24 April Issue.  Available at:  http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/apr/24/future-europe-interview-george-soros/?insrc=wci.

During March

Christian Neef, “EU v. Moscow: Russia Tries to Woo Back Moldova,” Spiegel Online, 4 March 2015.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/russia-tries-to-keep-moldova-from-getting-close-to-eu-a-956597.html.

During February

Jan-Werner Müller, “Eastern Europe Goes South: Disappearing Democracy in the EUs Newest Members,” Foreign Affairs, March-April 2014.  Available at:  http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/140736/jan-werner-mueller/eastern-europe-goes-south.

Georgos Christides, “Greece Plans to Impress Creditors with Good News,” Spiegel Online, 4 January 2014.  https://www.google.com.au/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=5f3xUtKsI8qN8QfZjoHICQ.

During January

Stephen Castle, “A Harder Look at Welfare Rules as Europeans Flood Countries in Search of Jobs,” The New York Times, 15 Jnauary 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/16/world/europe/a-harder-look-at-welfare-rules-as-europeans-flood-countries-in-search-of-jobs.html?hp.

Andrea Mammone, “Europeans United, in Hating Europe,” The New York Times, 1 January 2014. Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/02/opinion/europeans-united-in-hating-europe.html?ref=opinion.

During December

Gregor Peter Schmitz, “Not Fit for the Next Crisis: Europe’s Brittle Banking Union,” Spiegel Online, 19 December 2013.  Available at:  http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/weak-eu-banking-union-could-have-dangerous-side-effects-a-940065.html

No author cited, “Weapons of Last Resport: ECB Considers Extreme Crisis Measures,” Spiegel Online, 5 December 2013.  Available at:  http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/ecb-examines-weapons-of-last-resort-to-combat-debt-crisis-a-937382.html.

During November

Jack Ewing, “Tempid Data from Euro Zone Leaves Open Debate on Price Downdraft,” The New York Times, 29 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/30/business/international/euro-zone-inflation-rises-jobless-rate-dips.html?ref=world.

During October

Peter Müller, Christoph Pauly, Christian Reiermann, Michael Sauga and Christoph Schult” Spiegel Online, 28 October 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/angela-merkel-has-a-new-ally-in-brussels-in-social-democrat-martin-schulz-a-930258.html.

No author cited, “Europe’s Other Debt Crisis; The Euro Zone”, The Economist, 26 October 2013.  Available at:  http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21588366-its-not-just-sovereign-borrowing-there-are-too-many-zombie-firms-and-overindebted.

The Editorial Board, “Europe’s Populist Backlash,” The New York Times, 15 October 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/16/opinion/europes-populist-backlash.html?ref=opinion.

During August

Heather Steward, “Eurozone Climbs Away from the Precipice, but Crisis Hasn’t Gone Away, The Guardian, 15 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/aug/14/eurozone-crisis-has-not-gone-away.  See also: Josie Le Blond, Kim Willsher, Helena Smith, Henry McDonald and Lizzy Davis, “Eurozone Exits Recession: the View from the Top … and Bottom,” The Guardian, 15 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/aug/14/eurozone-exits-recession-case-studies.

Jürgen Habermas, “Merkel's European Failure: Germany Dozes on a Volcano,” Spiegel Online, 9 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/juergen-habermas-merkel-needs-to-confront-real-european-reform-a-915244.html.

During July

Phillip Inman and Graeme Wearden, “Eurozone’s 18-Month-Mong Recession May Be Over, Economic Surveys Suggest,” The Guardian, 25 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/jul/24/eurozone-recession-over-economic-survey-pmi.

Hans-Jürgen Schlamp, “Basta ‘La Casta’: No End in Sight to Italy’s Economic Decline,” Spiegel Online, 24 July 2013,  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/economic-crisis-in-italy-continues-to-worsen-a-912716.html

Nicolas Berggruen and Nathan Gardels, “The Next Europe: To Succeed in the 21st century, the European Union Needs to Move Forward Now Toward Greater Integration,” Foreign Affairs, July/August 2013.  Available for purchase at:  http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/139461/nicolas-berggruen-and-nathan-gardels/the-next-europe.

James Kanter and Jodi Rudoren, “European Union Adds Military Wing of Hezbollah to List of Terrorist Organisations,” The New York Times, 23 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/23/world/middleeast/european-union-adds-hezbollah-wing-to-terror-list.html?ref=world.

Andrew Higgins, “Currency Controls in Cyprus Increase Worry About Euro System,” The New York Times, 9 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/10/world/europe/currency-controls-in-cyprus-increase-worry-about-euro-system.html?ref=world&_r=0.

During June

Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach, Fidelius Schmid, Holger Stark and Jonathan Stock, “How the NSA Targets Germany and Europe,” Spiegel Online, 1 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/secret-documents-nsa-targeted-germany-and-eu-buildings-a-908609.html.

Stefan Willeke, The Rise of the Fearmongers: Germany’s New Euroskeptic Elite,” Spiegel Online, 19 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/new-anti-euro-figures-in-germany-offer-vague-ideas-and-fan-fears-a-906675.html.

Marta Dassù and Charles A Kupchan, “Pivot to a Trans-Atlantic Market,” The New York Times, 13 June 2013, Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/14/opinion/global/pivot-to-a-trans-atlantic-market.html?src=twr?ref=global-home.  See also dsl, “Culture Wars: French ‘Exception’ Threatens Trade Dea,lSpiegel Online 13 June 12013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/culture-wars-france-could-derail-trade-deal-with-exceptions-a-905535.html.

Alex Newman, “As Sovereignty Dies, EU Hauls UK to Court Over Immigrant Welfare,” New American, 11 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/europe/item/15677-as-sovereignty-dies-eu-hauls-uk-to-court-over-immigrant-welfare.

David C Unger, “Europe’s Social Contract, Lying in Pieces”, The New York Times, 8 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/09/opinion/sunday/europes-social-contract-lying-in-pieces.html?ref=global-home.

Markus Dettmer and Christian Reiermann, “Merkel Maligned: IMF Board Attacks Euro Crisis Management,” Spiegel Online, 3 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/imf-executve-board-criticizes-euro-zone-crisis-management-a-903426.html.

During May

Daniela Schwarzer and Richard Youngs, “Crises in the Euro Area and Challenges for European Union’s Democratic Legitimacy,” Chapter 4 of The Democratic Disconnect: Citizenship and Accountability in the Transatlantic Community, Transatlantic Academy May 2013.  Available at: http://www.gmfus.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files_mf/1366057825TA20123report_May13_complete_web.pdf.

Jan-Werner Müller, “Brussels as a Supranational Guardian of Liberal Order, Chapter 8 of The Democratic Disconnect: Citizenship and Accountability in the Transatlantic Community, Transatlantic Academy May 2013.  Available at: http://www.gmfus.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files_mf/1366057825TA20123report_May13_complete_web.pdf.

Frank Dohmen, Christoph Pauly and Gerald Traufetter, “War on Subsidies: Brussels Questions German Energy Revolution”, Spiegel Online, 29 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/european-commission-set-to-fight-german-energy-subsidies-a-902269.html.

Jack Ewing, “Risk of Bank Failures Is Rising in Europe, European Central Bank Warns”, The New York Times, 20 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/30/business/global/risk-of-bank-failures-rising-in-europe-ecb-warns.html?hpw

Alexander Demling, “Distorted Stats: Europe’s Youth Unemployment Fallacy.  Spiegel Online, 28 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/students-left-out-youth-unemployment-statistics-distorted-in-europe-a-902301.html.

Gerhard Schröder and Jacques Delors, “Democracy, Jobs and Growth in Europe”, The New York Times, 23 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/24/opinion/global/democracy-jobs-and-growth-in-europe.html?src=rechp.

dsl, “Crisis of Friendship: Split Perists Between Berlin and Paris”, Spiegel Online, 17 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/germany-and-france-will-not-create-joint-statement-ahead-of-eu-summit-a-900514.html.

Andrew Higgins and James Kanter, “Europe’s Economics Chief Tries to Peel Off ‘Mr Austerity’ Label”, The New York Times, 17 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/18/world/europe/europe-economist-rehn-rejects-austerity-label.html?src=recg.

Graeme Wearden,”Eurozone Now in Its Longest Recession”, The Guardian, 15 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/may/15/eurozone-recession-deepens.

Ian Traynor, “Eurozone Crisis Sees Franco–German Axis Crumbling”, The Guardian, 14 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/may/14/eurozone-crisis-germany-france.

Floyd Norris, “Recovery in Germany Is Faster Than Elsewhere”, The New York Times, 10 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/11/business/economy/a-faster-recovery-in-germany-than-elsewhere.html?src=rechp.

Stephen Castle, “German Finance Minister Puts Focus on Unemployment”, The New York Times, 9 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/10/business/global/german-finance-minister-puts-focus-on-unemployment.html?_r=0.

James Kanter, “Europe Warns of Harder Economic Times to Come”, The New York Times, 3 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/04/business/global/04iht-euro04.html?adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1367625922-nqi46DDDwGZQd6lvxZ+aQA.

Jack Ewing, “A Rate Cut in Europe and a Hint of Limits”, The New York Times, 2 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/03/business/global/03iht-euro03.html?ref=jackewing&_r=0.

During April

Ian Traynor, “Crisis for Europe as Trust Hits Record Low”, The Guardian, 24 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/24/trust-eu-falls-record-low.

Spiegel Staff, “The Poverty Lie: How Europe’s Crisis Countries Hide their Wealth”, Spiegel Online, 17 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/poor-germany-it-is-time-for-a-debate-on-euro-crisis-burden-sharing-a-894398.html.

Annie Lowrey, “Europe Split over Austerity as a Path to Growth”, The New York Times, 15 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/16/business/global/europe-split-over-austerity-as-a-path-to-growth.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0.

cgh, “Agreeing to Disagree: US and Europe Deeply Divided on Austerity”, Spiegel Online, 9 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/us-treasury-secretary-visit-to-berlin-highlights-austerity-split-a-893368.html

David Jolly “Unemployment in Euro Zone Reaches a Record 12%”, The New York Times, 2 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/03/business/global/unemployment-in-euro-zone-reaches-a-record-high-of-12-percent.html?_r=0.  Additional comment by Phillip Inman, “EU Output Slumps as Job Losses Mount”, The Guardian, 2 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/apr/02/eurozone-jobless-rate-record-high.

During March

kla, “Shredded Social Safety Net: European Austerity Costing Lives”, Spiegel Online, 27 March2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/lancet-study-european-austerity-costing-lives-a-891308.html.

Andrew Higgins and Liz Aldeman, “Europeans Planted Seeds of Crisis in Cyprus”, The New York Times, 26 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/27/world/europe/europeans-planted-seeds-of-crisis-in-cyprus.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130327.

Charlemagne, “The Cyprus Bail-Out: A Better Deal, But Still Painful”, The Economist, 25 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/blogs/charlemagne/2013/03/cyprus-bail-out?fsrc=nlw%7Cnewe%7C3-25-2013%7C5375260%7C34237756%7C.

Helena Smith, Simon Goodley and Toby Helm, “Cyprus Bailout: Kremlin ‘Could Punish Europe’ in Reprisal for Bank Levy”, The Observer, 23 Marcy 2013.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/23/cyprus-bailout-kremlin-reprisal-bank-levy.

Liz Alderman and Landon Thomas Jr, “Second Thoughts in Europe as Anxiety Rises in Cyprus”, The New York Times, 19 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/19/business/global/19iht-cyprus19.html?_r=0. 

No author cited, “The Cyprus Bail-Out: Unfair, Short-Sighted and Self-Defeating”, The Economist, 16 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/blogs/schumpeter/2013/03/cyprus-bail-out?spc=scode&spv=xm&ah=9d7f7ab945510a56fa6d37c30b6f1709.

dsl, “Parliament Flexes Muscles: Tough Talks Ahead for EU Budget”, Spiegel Online, 13 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/european-parliament-rejects-budget-proposal-of-eu-leaders-a-888713.html.

During February

Christian Reiermann, “Cementing the Union: Early US ‘Attractive Precedent for Today’s Europe’”, Spiegel Online, 19 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/early-us-attractive-precedent-for-today-s-europe-a-884223.html.

Gregor Peter Schmitz, “EU-US Trade Talks: Southern European States Put on the Brakes”, Spiegel Online, 19 February 2013.  Available at: 

No author cited, “RU Financial Transaction Tax Divides Union”, UPI, 15 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/southern-eu-states-want-exemptions-from-us-eu-free-trade-talks-a-884022.html

Nicholas Watt and Ian Traynor, “EU Agrees Historic Budget Deal After All-Night Talks”. The Guardian, 8 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/08/european-union-budget-night-talks.

Editorial Board, “A Respite in the Euro Zone”, The Washington Post, 4 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-respite-in-the-euro-zone/2013/02/02/eb806618-6cab-11e2-8740-9b58f43c191a_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Gergor Peter Schmitz, “Global Leadership Vacuum: Europe Incapable, America Unwilling”, Spiegel Online, 1 February 2013/ Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/the-global-leadership-vacuum-europe-incapable-america-unwilling-a-880945.html.

During January

Konrad Lischka and Christian Stöcker, “All You Need to Know about the EU Private Debate”, Spiegel Online, 18 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/the-european-union-closes-in-on-data-privacy-legislation-a-877973.html.

Peter Oborne, “Europe’s Dogmatic Ruling Class Remains Wedded to Its Folly”, The Telegraph, 9 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/9790932/Europes-dogmatic-ruling-class-remains-wedded-to-its-folly.html.

No author cited, “Eurozone Unemployment Reaches New High, BBC News, 8 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20943292.



During July

Frances Ryan, “France Wants to Outlaw Discrimination against the Poor – Is that So Ridiculous?The Guardian, 27 July 2015.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/27/france-discrimination-poor-poverty-illegal.

During April

Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, “Probing the Heart of French Malaise,” The New York Times, 13 April 2015.  Available at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/14/opinion/probing-the-heart-of-french-malaise.html?ref=opinion.

During March

Mark Lilla, “France on Fire,” The New York Review of Books, 5 March 2015.  Available at: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2015/mar/05/france-on-fire/?insrc=whc. 

During October

Liz Alderman, “France Produces a ‘No Austerity’ Budget, Defying EU Rules,” The New York Times, 1 October 2014.  Available at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/02/business/international/france-produces-no-austerity-budget-defying-eu-rules.html.

During August

Will Hutton, “France Is in Turmoil as Advocates of Austerity and Investment Fight It Out,” The Guardian, 31 August 2014.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/30/francois-hollande-economics-gamble-with-europe.

Anne Penketh, “France Thrown into Political Turmoil after Goverment Dissolved,” The Guardian, 25 August 2014.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/25/french-government-resigns-francois-hollande-manuel-valls.

During June

David Jolly, “France Puts Drag on Euro Zone Growth, Report Shows,” The New York Times, 23 June 2014.  Available at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/24/business/international/france-puts-drag-on-euro-zone-growth-report-shows.html?mabReward=RI%3A5&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&region=CColumn&module=Recommendation&src=rechp&WT.nav=RecEngine.

During March

SP, French Politics: Marine Le Pen’s Triumph,” The Economist, 24 May 2014.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/blogs/charlemagne/2014/03/french-politics-1?fsrc=nlw|newe|3-24-2014|8126945|34237756|.

During February

Hugh Schofield, “European Economy: How French and German States Compare,” BBC News, 14 February 2014.  Available at:  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26152051.

During January

Serge Halimi, “French Politics: Hope Beyond Hopelessness,” Le Monde Diplomatique, January 2014.  Available at:  http://mondediplo.com/2014/01/01frenchpolitics.

During December

Phillip Inman, “France on Edge of Return to Recession, Increasing Pressure on Hollande,” The Guardian, 17 December 2013.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/16/france-recession-manufacturing-jobs-decline-germany-growth.

During November

Phillip Inman, “Fance Told to Reform Labour Market after Second Credit Rating Downgrade,” The Guardian, 9 novembre 2013.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/08/france-labour-market-reform-credit-rating-downgrade-sandp.

During September

No author cited, “Budgetary Blues: Tax Rises Have Reached Their Limit,” The Economist, 28 September 2013.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21586892-tax-rises-have-reached-their-limit-budgetary-blues.

During June

Angelique Christafis, “François Hollande Gears Up to Overhaul French Pensions System,” The Guardian, 14 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/13/hollande-french-pensions-system-overhaul.

Mathieu von Rohr, “Bonjour Tristesse: The Economic and Political Decline for France,” Spiegel Online, 5 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/economic-decline-in-france-the-failed-leadership-of-hollande-a-903732.html

During May

Steven Erlanger and David Jolly, “French Lawmakers Loosen Labour Rules in a Victory for the President”, The New York Times, 14 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/15/world/europe/french-lawmakers-loosen-labor-rules.html?ref=global-home.

During April

Steven Erlanger, “Grim Economics Shape France’s Military Spending”, The New York Times, 29 April 2013. Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/30/world/europe/grim-economics-shape-frances-military-spending.html?_r=0.

Edward Cody, “France Drowning in Rules and Regulations, Critics Say”, The Washington Post, 17 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/france-drowning-in-rules-and-regulations-critics-say/2013/04/16/4a18bb32-9dd3-11e2-9a79-eb5280c81c63_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Ullrich Fichtner, “Trouble in Paris: A Crisis of Democracy Rocks the Fifth Republic”, Spiegel Online, 8 April 2013,  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/corruption-scandal-puts-hollande-and-france-on-their-heels-a-892965.html.

During March

Stefan Simons, “Crisis in France: Hollande Failing to Handle Unemployment”, Spiegel Online, 27 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/french-president-hollande-failing-to-control-unemployment-crisis-a-891182.html.

During January

SP, “France Goes It Alone”, The Economist, 14 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/blogs/charlemagne/2013/01/french-foreign-policy?fsrc=nlw|pub|1-23-2013|4722150|34237756|.


G2 and G7

G2 and G7

During June

Kate Connolly, “G7 Leaders Agree to Phase Out Fossil Fuel Use by the End of Century,” The Guardian, 8 June 2015.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/08/g7-leaders-agree-phase-out-fossil-fuel-use-end-of-century. 

Kate Connolly and Patrick Wintour, “Juncker Vents Fury over Greek Bailout Talks at G7 Summit,” The Guardian, 8 June 2015.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/07/juncker-fury-greek-bailout-talks-g7-summit-russia-sanctions. 

Larry Elliott, “Scrap the G7 and Its Summit – It Is Hopeless, Divided and Outdated,” The Guardian, 7 June 2015.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jun/07/scrap-g7-summit-hopeless-divided-outdated.

During May

Steven Mufson, “Obama’s Quiet Nuclear Deal with China Raises Proliferation Concerns,” The Washington Post, 10 May 2015.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/obamas-quiet-nuclear-deal-with-china-raises-proliferation-concerns/2015/05/10/549e18de-ece3-11e4-8666-a1d756d0218e_story.html?hpid=z1.

During February

Jonathan Kaiman, “Chinese Leader’s US Visit Is ‘More Symbolic Than Substantive’, Say Experts,” The Guardian, 12 February 2015.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/11/chinese-presidents-us-visit-more-symbolic-than-substanative.




During November

Melanie Amann, Horand Knaup, Ralf Neukirch and René Pfiste, Quiet Capitulation: Merkel Slowly Changes Tune on Refugee Issue,” The Guardian, 20 November 2015,  http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/angela-merkel-changes-her-stance-on-refugee-limits-a-1063773.html.

After announcing that Germany would not place limits on the number of asylum-seekers it accepts, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is now considering a quota system. The turnaround wasn't her choice.

Ian Traynor, “Merkel Hit by Refugee Crisis Setback after Berlin Drops Transtt Zones Plan,” The Guardian, 6 November 2015.  Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/05/merkel-refugee-crisis-setback-berlin-drops-transit-zones-plan-germany-austria. 

During October

Spiegel Staff, “The Lonely Chancellor: Merkel Under Fire as Refutee Crisis Worsens,” Spiegel Online, 2 November 2015.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/merkel-under-fire-as-refugee-crisis-in-germany-worsens-a-1060720.html.

Björn Hengst, Peter Müller, Ralf Neukirch, Conny Neumann and René Pfister, “Merkel Under Fire: German Conservatives Deeply Split over Refugees,” Spiegel Online, 9 October 2015.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/merkel-under-fire-from-political-allies-in-refugee-crisis-a-1057066.html.

During September

Spiegel Staff, “Mother Angela: Merkel’s Refugee Policy Divides Europe,’ Spiegel Online, 21 February 2015.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/refugee-policy-of-chancellor-merkel-divides-europe-a-1053603.html.  

Spiegel Staff, “The Breaking Point? Germany’s Asylum System Struggles to Cope,” Spiegel Online, 11 September 2015.  Available at:

Luke Harding, “Angela Merkel: Plan to Share 160,000 Refugees Across EU May Not Be Enough,” The Guardian, 8 September 2015.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/08/angela-merkel-eu-refugee-sharing-plan-may-not-be-enough-germany-europe.

Anthony Faiola and Michael Birnbaum, “In Migrant Crisis, German Generosity Comes under Fire,” The Washington Post, 7 September 2015.  Available at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe-struggles-to-handle-accelerating-flow-of-refugees/2015/09/07/e2bbc509-414b-4890-bedf-c76b37ae109a_story.html.

During August

Julia Smirnova, “The Migrant Crisis Is Dividing Germany All Over Again,” The Washington Post, 29 August 2015.  Available at:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/08/29/the-migrant-crisis-is-dividing-germany-all-over-again/.

David Francis, “Will German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Power Base Fracture Over the Greek Bailout?” Foreign Policy, 18 August 2015.  Available at: http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/08/18/will-german-chancellor-angela-merkels-power-base-fracture-over-the-greek-bailout/.

During July

Peter Müller and René Pfister, “Angela’s Ashes: How Merkel Failed Greece and Europe,” Spiegel Online, 3 July 2015.  Available at:  http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/merkel-s-leadership-has-failed-in-the-greece-crisis-a-1042037.html.

During June

Peter Müller, René Pfister and Christian Reiermann, “Brewing Conflict over Greece: Germany’s Finance Minister Mulls Taking on Merkel,” Spiegel Online, 12 June 2015.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/finance-minister-schaeuble-and-merkel-tussle-over-grexit-a-1038590.html

Greg Jaffe, “Merkel Seen as Key to Obama’s Success at G7,” Washington Post, 7 June 2015.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obamas-relationship-with-germanys-merkel-will-be-key-to-g-7-success/2015/06/07/b4a15156-0d1d-11e5-adec-e82f8395c032_story.html?hpid=z1.

During April

No author cited, “No New Deal:  The German Economy,” The Economist, 14 February 2014.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21643193-germany-investing-too-littlehurting-europe-world-and-itself-no-new-deal.

During March

Spiegel Staff, “’The Fourth Reich;: What Some Europeans See When They Look at Germany,” Spiegel Online, 23 March 2015.  Available at:  http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/german-power-in-the-age-of-the-euro-crisis-a-1024714.html.

Alan Posener, “The Bailout Crisis: Germany’s View of How Greece Fell from Grace,” The Guardian, 22 March 2015.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2015/mar/22/germany-obsession-greece-bailout-crisis.  See also, Manfred Ertel, Katrin Kuntz and Walter Mayr, “Nazi Extortion:  Study Sheds New Light on Forced Greek Loans,” Spiegel Online, 21 March 2015.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/greek-study-provides-evidence-of-forced-loans-to-nazis-a-1024762.html.

Natalie Nougayrède, “Merkel Wants a Braver Germany; but Will the German People Let Her Have It?” The Guardian, 7 March 2015.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/06/merkel-braver-germany-greece-ukraine-europe. 

During February

Christoph Pauly and Christoph Schult, Shrinking Merkel Down To Size: Berlin Faces Austerity Challenge in Brussels,” Spiegel Online, 10 February 2015.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/jean-claude-juncker-poses-challenge-to-merkel-and-austerity-policies-a-1017505.html.

During November

No author cited, “Germany’s Economy: The Sputtering Engine,” The Economist, 22 November 2014.  Available at:  http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21633832-germanys-economy-getting-too-weak-pull-europe-out-its-crisis-sputtering-engine.

During October

Rick Noack,”The Berlin Wall Fell 25 Years Ago, but Germany Is Still Divided,” The Washington Post, 31 October 2014.  Available at:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/10/31/the-berlin-wall-fell-25-years-ago-but-germany-is-still-divided/?hpid=z4.

Horand Knaup and Christian Reiermann, “Out of Balance? Criticism of Germany Grows as Economy Stalls,” Spiegel Online, 14 October 2014.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/germany-and-finance-minister-schaeuble-under-fire-as-economy-slows-a-996966.html.

Anna Sauerbrey, “Why Germans Are Afraid of Google,” The New York Times, 10 October 2014.  Available at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/11/opinion/sunday/why-germans-are-afraid-of-google.html?ref=opinion.  

During September

Spiegel Staff, “Islamic State: Germany Struggles to Deal with Returning Fighters,” Spiegel Online, 17 September 2014.  Available at:  http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/germany-faces-challenges-in-putting-islamic-state-radicals-on-trial-a-991744.html.

During August

No author cited, “Watching the Wages: Germany’s Economy Stutters, Even If the Fundaments Are Strong,” The Economist, 30 August 2014.  Available at:  http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21614178-germanys-economy-stutters-even-if-fundamentals-are-strong-watching-wages.

During July

Matthias Schepp and Cornelia Schmergal, “The Boomerang Effect: Sanctions on Russia Hit German Economy Hard,” Spiegel Online, 21 July 2014.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/german-economy-hit-by-us-eu-sanctions-on-russia-a-982075.html. 

Jochen Hung, “Germany – Winning with No Leaders,” The Guardian, 14 July 2014.  Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/14/germany-winning-no-leaders-football-triumph-political-stage.

Markus Feldenkirchen, Christiane Hoffmann and René Pfister, “Germany’s Choice, “Will It Be America or Russia?” Spiegel Online, 10 July 2014.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/as-us-scandals-grow-germans-seek-greater-political-independence-a-979695.html

During June

Spiegel Staff, “Queen’s Quandary:  Chancellor Merkel’s Power Erodes in Europe,” Spiegel Online, 24 June 2014.  Available at:  http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/european-center-left-challenging-merkel-leadership-in-eu-a-976918.html.

Hubert Gude, Jorge Schindler and Fidelius Schmid, “Merkel’s Mobile: Germany Lanuches Investigatin into NSA Spying,” Spiegel Online, 4 June 2014.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/germany-expected-to-open-investigation-into-nsa-spying-on-merkel-a-973326.html.

During May

Frank Dohmen and Alexander Jung, “Cold Turkey: How Germany Could End Russian Gas Depenency,” Spiegel Online, 6 May 2014.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/german-alternatives-to-russian-gas-numerous-but-pricey-a-967682.html.

Spiegel Staff, “Trans-Atlantic Supplicant: Merkel Chooses Unity over NSA Truth,” Spiegel Online, 5 May 2013.  Available at:  http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/chancellor-merkel-sacrifices-nsa-investigation-for-unity-on-ukraine-a-967596.html.

During April

No author cited.  “Germany’s Government: Easy Politics, Bad Policies,” The Economist, 26 April 2014.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21601312-indulging-her-social-democratic-coalition-partners-angela-merkel-risks-turning-germany?fsrc=nlw|hig|4-24-2014|8391850|34237756|.

During March

Spiegel Staff, “Economic War with Russia: A High Price for German Business,” Spiegel Online, 17 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/germany-to-play-central-but-expensive-role-in-sanctions-against-russia-a-959019.html.

Philipp Wittrock and Gregor-Peter Schmitz, “Crimean Crisis: All Eyes on Merkel,” Spiegel Online, 3 March 2014.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/angela-merkel-plays-central-role-in-russia-diplomacy-over-crimea-a-956834.html.

During February

Jochen Bittner, “Can Germany Grow Up?” The New York Times, 12 February 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/13/opinion/bittner-can-germany-grow-up.html?ref=opinion.

Spiegel Staff, “Europe or Democracy? What German Court Ruling Means for the Euro”, Spiegel Online, 10 February 2014.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/german-court-calls-ecb-bond-buying-into-question-a-952556.html.

Anthony Faiola. “Germans Displeased by Victoria Nuland Gaffe,” The Washington Post, 8 February 2014.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/germans-not-amused-by-nuland-gaffe/2014/02/07/66885a02-900d-11e3-878e-d76656564a01_story.html?hpid=z2.

George Friedman, “A More Assertive German Foreign Policy,” Geopolitical Weekly, 4 February 2014.  Available at: http://www.stratfor.com/weekly/more-assertive-german-foreign-policy?utm_source=freelist-f&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20140204&utm_term=Gweekly&utm_content=readmore.

Gregor Peter Schmitz and Matthias Gebauer, “NSA Scandal: Kerry to Visit Berlin to Rebuild Trust,” Spiegel Online, 29 January 2014.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/john-kerry-to-visit-german-chancellor-and-foreign-minister-a-946264.html.

Jack Ewing, “Deutsche Bank Warns of Challenges Ahead,” The New York Times, 20 January 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/21/business/international/deutsche-bank-warns-of-challenges-ahead.html?hp.

Spiegel Staff, “Welfare for Immigrants: EU Wants Fortress Germany to Open Up,” Spiegel Online, 14 February 2014.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/brussels-may-force-germany-to-loosen-access-to-social-benefits-a-943224.html.

During December

Ian Traynor, “Angela Merkel Faces Resistanceto Eurozone Reforms at Brussels Summit,“ The Guardian, 20 February 2012. Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/dec/19/angela-merkel-resistance-eurozone-reforms-brussels-summit.

Spiegel Staff, “The Deal Makers: Coalition Deal Shows Rising Clout of Lobbyists,“ Spiegel Online, 4 December 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/lobbyists-had-major-role-in-shaping-german-coalition-deal-a-936643.html

During November

Spiegel Staff, “World from Berlin: Germany No Longer a Role Model for Europe,” Spiegel Online, 28 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/german-press-criticizes-social-spending-in-new-government-platforms-a-936162.html

dsl, “Coalition Deal: Merkel Reaches Agreement on Next Government,” Spiegel Online, 27 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/merkel-reaches-agreement-to-form-new-german-government-a-935934.html.  Commentary by Roland Nelles, “Grand Coalition: Having Their Cake and Eating It Too,” Spiegel Online, 27 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/german-coalition-agreement-offers-big-promises-and-few-reforms-a-935970.html

Phillip Inman,”European Commission Launches Review of Germany’s Export Surplus, The Guardian, 14 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/13/germany-export-surplus-european-commission-review.  Additional comment by Gregor Peter Schmitz, “Surplus Debate: Berlin’s Export Whining Shows Double Standard,” Spiegel Online, 13 November 2013.  Available at:  http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/berlin-moaning-at-export-surplus-criticism-shows-double-standards-a-933439.html.

Philipp Wittrock, “Tepid Talks: A Coalition Devoid of Vision,” Spiegel Online 12 November 2013.  Available at:  http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/german-coalition-talks-show-no-sign-of-yielding-major-policies-a-933162.html.

Spiegel Staff, “Codependent: Merkel’s Pagmatic Approach to the NSA Scandal,” Spiegel Online, 4 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/nsa-scandal-berlin-restricted-by-close-relationship-with-us-intelligence-a-931503.html.

Christopher Alessi, “Raw Nerve: Germany Seethes at US Economic Criticism,” Spiegel Online, 31 October 2013.  Available at:  http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/germany-defends-trade-surplus-after-critical-us-treasury-report-a-931126.html.  For additional commentary, Paul Krugman, “Those Depressing Germans,” The New York Times, 3 November 2013.  Available at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/04/opinion/krugman-those-depressing-germans.html?hp&rref=opinion.

During October

Gregor Peter Schmitz, “Appearances and Reality: Merkel Balks at EU Privacy Push,” Spiegel Online, 28 October 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/germany-impedes-eu-privacy-efforts-despite-outrage-at-nsa-spying-a-930488.html.

Christopher Alessi, “’Over-Banked: ECB Tests Set to Reveal German System Flaws,” Spiegel Online, 25 October 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/ecb-tests-set-to-reveal-german-banking-faults-and-political-agenda-a-929553.html.

Alexander Neubacher, “Reality Check: Germany’s Defective Green Energy Game Plan,” Spiegel Online, 25 October 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/commentary-why-germany-is-waging-its-green-revolution-wrong-a-929693.html.

Olivier Cyran, “The Social Partnership Breaks Up,” Le Monde Diplomatique, October 2013.  Available at: http://mondediplo.com/2013/10/06germany.

During September

Ullrich Fichtner and Alexander Smoltczyk, “Architect of Austerity: Schäuble’s Search for a Way Forward,” Spiegel Online, 26 September 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/how-german-finance-minister-schaeuble-navigates-the-euro-crisis-a-924526.html.

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, “A Victory for Merkel Will Only Mask Germany’s Long-Term Economic Problems,” The Telegraph, 21 September 2013.  Available at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/10325512/A-victory-for-Merkel-will-only-mask-Germanys-long-term-economic-problems.html.  See also Charles Hawley and Daryl Lindsey, “The Europe Question:  Will Coalition Mean End of Austerity Angie?” Spiegel Online, 23 September 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/europe-waits-to-see-if-merkel-victory-means-german-policy-change-a-924040.html.

Mariam Lau, “Standing in Merkel’s Shadow,” The New York Times, 19 September 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/20/opinion/standing-in-merkels-shadow.html?ref=opinion.  See also Philip Oltermann, “Germany’s Centre-Left SPD Scents Return to Coalition Rule,” Spiegel Online, 21 September 2013.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/20/germany-spd-coalition.

No author cited, “The German Election: One Woman to Rule Them All,” The Economist, 24 September 2013.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21586343-german-voters-should-re-elect-angela-merkel-their-chancellorand-europes-leader-one-woman.

Judy Dempsey, “Merkel’s Unfinished Business: Why Germany Needs to Act Strategically,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 5 September 2013.  Available at: http://carnegieeurope.eu/2013/09/05/merkel-s-unfinished-business-why-germany-needs-to-act-strategically/gm4n.

During August

David Crossland, “Letter From Berlin: Merkel’s Empty Rhetoric on Syria,” Spiegel Online, 28 Augusts 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/syria-crisis-unlikely-to-thwart-merkel-re-election-a-919117.html.

Spiegel Staff, “From Black to Orange: Spiegel Online’s Guide to German Political Parties,” Spiegel Online, 28 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/guide-to-german-political-parties-a-886188.html.

Tiimothy Garton Ash, “The New German Question,” New York Review of Books, 15 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/aug/15/new-german-question/.

Hubert Gude, Konstantin von Hammerstein, Peter Müller and Jörge Schindler, “NSA Blame: Merkel's Risky Campaign Strategy Could Backfire,” Spiegel Online, 12 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/merkel-seeks-to-share-the-blame-for-nsa-in-german-election-campaign-a-916022.html.

Markus Feldenkirchen and Christaine Hoffmann, “German Stasis: In the Grips of Merkel’s ‘Lethargocracy,’” Spiegel Online, 8 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/germany-shuns-reform-and-change-ahead-of-election-a-915131.html.

jlp, “’Germany Is Critical’: IMF Calls on Berlin to Loosen Pocketbook,” Spiegel Online, 7 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/imf-tells-germany-to-loosen-its-fiscal-stance-a-915268.html.

During July

cgh, “Broken Oath: NSA Mudslinging Has Merkel on Defensive,” Spiegel Online, 15 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/accusations-fly-in-german-campaign-over-nsa-spying-affair-a-911190.html.

During June

Charles Hawley, “Letter from Berlin: Spying Scandal Shakes Up German Campaign,” Spiegel Online, 4 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/spd-demands-investigation-of-nsa-head-as-spy-scandal-enters-campaign-a-909469.html

Charles Hawley, “Merkel Promises Austerity Abroad, Profligacy at Home, Spiegel Online 24 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/merkel-campaign-platform-full-of-expensive-promises-a-907605.html

Charles Hawley and Mary Beth Warner, “World from Berlin: Obama Visit Highlights ‘Genuine Trans-Atlantic Dissonance,’” Spiegel Online, 20 June 2013.  Available at http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/german-press-reactions-to-us-president-obama-berlin-visit-a-906894.html.

Christiane Hoffmann, Ralf Neukirch and Matthias Schepp, “Breaking a Taboo: German-Russian Relations Hit a Deep Chill,” Spiegel Online, 17 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/relations-between-germany-and-russia-enter-new-ice-age-a-906203.html.

No author cited, “Europe’s Reluctant Hegemon,” The Economist 15 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21579140-germany-now-dominant-country-europe-needs-rethink-way-it-sees-itself-and.  See also “Dissecting the Miracle: The Economy, The Economist, 15 June 2013 at: http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21579145-ingredients-german-economic-success-are-more-complex-they-seem-dissecting.  “The Merkel Plan: Germany and Europe,” The Economist 15 June 2013 at: http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21579144-germanys-vision-europe-all-about-making-continent-more-competitive-merkel. 

During May

cgh, “Stagnation Stress: German Exporters Expect Bleak Future,” Spiegel Online, 23 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/german-exporters-less-optimistic-as-economic-worries-deepen-a-901556.html.

Melissa Eddy, “Germany Works to Ease High Youth Unemployment,” The New York Times, 22 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/23/business/global/germany-works-to-curb-eu-youth-unemployment.html?src=rechp.

Dirk Kurbjuweit, “’Mommy Merkel’: How the Chancellor Paralysed German Politics”, Spiegel Online, 16 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/how-chancellor-angela-merkel-has-paralyzed-german-politics-a-900330.html.

During April

John Vinorum, “Post-Locomotive Germany”, The New York Times, 25 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/26/opinion/global/in-an-election-year-growth-not-a-priority-for-germany.html.

Charles Hawley, “Help Wanted: Will Dearth of Experts Starve German Economy?” Spiegel Online, 19 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/lack-of-skilled-labor-could-pose-future-threat-to-german-economy-a-894116.html.

Helena Smith, “German MEP Rails at His Country’s ‘Hypocrisy’ Over Economic Crisis”, The Guardian, 17 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/17/german-mep-economic-crisis.

jlp, “Pressure from Moscow: Chill Settles over German-Russian Relations”, Spiegel Online, 15 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/german-relations-with-russia-deteriorate-amid-pressure-from-moscow-a-894386.html.

During March

Tyson Barker, “Bailout Insights: What Cyprus Tells Us about Germany’s Character”, Spiegel Online, 26 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/the-cyprus-bailout-reveals-german-fears-of-tax-havens-a-891063.html.  Addition commentary from Jakob Augstein, “Stubborn and Egotistical: Europe Is Right to Doubt German Euro Leadership”, Spiegel Online, 25 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/opinion-german-euro-leadership-stubborn-and-egotistical-a-890848.html.

Severin Weiland and Philipp Wittrock, “Iron Chancellor Returns: Merkel Can’t Contain Anger over Cyprus”, Spiegel Online, 22 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/chancellor-merkel-angry-with-cyprus-as-euro-crisis-intensifies-a-890453.html.

During January

Veit Medick, “’Credible Deterrence’: Germany Plans to Deploy Armed Drones”. Spiegel Online, 25 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/germany-plans-to-deploy-armed-drones-in-combat-abroad-a-879633.html.



During April

Rupakjyoti Borah, “India’s Renewed Push into the Indian Ocean,” East Asia Forum, 28 April 2015. Available at:  http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/04/28/indias-renewed-push-into-the-indian-ocean/.

During February

Rama Lakshmi, “Modi’s First Full-Year Budget for India Is Market by Caution,” The Washington Post, 28 February 2015.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/modis-unveils-a-cautious-first-budget-for-india/2015/02/28/26ee9f1c-bd0e-11e4-9dfb-03366e719af8_story.html?hpid=z5.

Vikas Bajaj, “In India, Glimpses of Economic Optimism and Frustration,” The New York Times, 11 February 2015.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/12/opinion/in-india-glimpses-of-economic-optimism-and-frustration.html?ref=opinion.

During January

The Editorial Board, “A New Chapter for America and India,” The New York Times, 27 January 2015.  Available at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/28/opinion/a-new-chapter-for-america-and-india.html.

During November

Tom Allard, “Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Back Coal, Renewables in Address to Parliament,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 November 2014.  Available at:  http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/indian-prime-minister-narendra-modi-to-back-coal-renewables-in-address-to-parliament-20141117-11og0o.html.

During June

Sandy Gordon, “Wildcards May Trump India-China Relations,” East Asia Forum, 12 June 2014.  Available at:  http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/06/12/wildcards-may-trump-india-china-relations/.

During May

Banyan, “India’s Next Prime Minister,” The Modi Era Begins,” The Economist, 18 May 2014.  Available at:  http://www.economist.com/blogs/banyan/2014/05/indias-next-prime-minister-0.

Ellen Barry, “India Delivers Clear Mandate to Hindu Party,” The New York Times, 16 February 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/17/world/asia/india-elections.html.  For comment see the editorial in The New York Times at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/17/opinion/with-narendra-modi-a-change-in-india.html?hp&rref=opinion.

During February

Rajiv Kumar, “India Needs Original Thinking to Lift Its Economy,” East Asia Forum, 27 February 2014.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/02/27/india-needs-original-thinking-to-lift-its-economy/.

During January

Summit Ganguly,”India’s Two Futures: The Upcoming Election Is More Than an Ideological Showdown,” Foreign Affairs, 22 January 2014.  Available at: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/140668/sumit-ganguly/indias-two-futures?sp_mid=44920079&sp_rid=ai56ZXJieUBiaWdwb25kLmNvbQS2.

During December

Roger Cohen, “India’s Aspirational Volcano,” The New York Times, 16 December 2013. Available at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/opinion/cohen-indias-aspirational-volcano.html?ref=opinion.

During November

Neha Thirani Bagri, “Increased Global Demand Aids India’s Mild Recovery,” The NewYork Times, 29 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/30/business/international/moderate-recovery-is-forecast-for-india.html?ref=world.

Pankaj Mishra, “Which India Matters?” New York Review of Books, 21 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/nov/21/which-india-matters/?page=1.

During October

Dar Es Salaam “India and Africa: Elephants and Tigers,” The Economist, 26 October 2013.  Available at:   https://www.google.com/search?q=dar+es+salaam+airport&oq=DAR+ES+SALAAM&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8.

During September

Keith Bradsher and Joe Cochrane, “Amid Economic Stress, Differing Strategies Emerge,” The New York Times, 20 September 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/21/business/global/indonesia-needs-to-wean-itself-from-easy-money-leader-says.html?_r=0.

Gardiner Harris, “Memo from India: As Corruption Abates, Hope Amid a Slowdown,” The New York Times, 9 September 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/10/world/asia/as-corruption-abates-hope-amid-a-slowdown.html

During August

Reuters, “The Rupee I s Where? Currency Collapse Confounds India Inc,” The New York Times, 27 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2013/08/27/business/27reuters-india-consumer-slowdown.html?pagewanted=1&hp.

Jen Swanson, “India Seeks to Overall a Corporate World Rife with Fraud,” The New York Times, 15 August 2013.  Available at: http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/08/15/india-seeks-to-overhaul-a-corporate-world-rife-with-fraud/?ref=world.

During June

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, “The New New Thing in US-India Relations?” The New York Times, 22 June 2013.  Available at: http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/22/the-new-new-thing-in-u-s-indian-relations/.

Manhari Chatterjee Miller, “India’s Feeble Foreign Policy,” Foreign Affairs, May-June 2013.  Available at;  http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/139098/manjari-chatterjee-miller/indias-feeble-foreign-policy.

Amy Yee, “Filling India’s Huge Need for Vocational Training,” The New York Times, 2 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/03/world/asia/filling-indias-huge-need-for-vocational-training.html?hpw.

During April

Rachel Donadio, “Italy Forms New Coalition Government to End Months of Political Stalemate”, The New York Times, 27 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/28/world/europe/italy-forms-new-coalition-government-to-end-months-of-political-stalemate.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0.

During February

Banyan, “India’s Budget: Walk the Line”, The Economist, 28 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/blogs/banyan/2013/02/indias-budget?fsrc=nlw|wwb|2-28-2013|5140034|34237756|.

No author cited, “Indian Politics: An Illiberal Turn”, The Economist, 16 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21571934-hangings-limits-speech-and-intolerant-politicians-mark-troubling-moment-liberalism?fsrc=nlw|wwp|2-14-2013|5008792|34237756|.

Thomas L Friedman, “India vs. China vs. Egypt”, The New York Times, 5 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/06/opinion/friedman-india-vs-china-vs-egypt.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130206.

During January

P F, “Charming the Market”, The Economist, 7 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/blogs/schumpeter/2013/01/indias-economy?fsrc=nlw|wwb|1-10-2013|4576732|34237756|



During May

Creina Day and Yose R Damuri, “Economic Reform in Jokowi’s Indonesia,” East Asia Forum, 20 May 2015.  Available at:   http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/05/20/economic-reform-in-jokowis-indonesia/.

During February

David Nellor, “Indonesia’s Bold 2015 Budget Strategy,” East Asia Forum, 19 February 2015.  Available at:  http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/02/19/indonesias-bold-2015-budget-strategy/.

During October

Elizabeth Pisani, “Sore Losers Spite Indonesia’s Democracy,” The New York Times, 7 October 2014.  Available at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/08/opinion/sore-losers-spite-indonesias-democracy.html.

During July

Marcus Mietzner, “Indonesia’s Presidential Elections: Jokowi in, Probowo Out,” East Asis Forum, 13 July 2014.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/07/13/indonesias-presidential-elections-jokowi-in-prabowo-out/.

During January

Australian Associated Press “Indonesian President Says He Felt Betrayed by Tony Abbott Over Spying” The Guardian, 18 January 2014.  Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/18/indonesian-president-betrayed-tony-abbott-spying.

During November

Oliver Laughland, “Indonesian President Ofers Australia Spying Truce,” The Guardian, 27 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/26/indonesian-president-australia-spying-truce.

During September

Keith Bradsher and Joe Cochrane, “Amid Economic Stress, Differing Strategies Emerge,” The New York Times, 20 September 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/21/business/global/indonesia-needs-to-wean-itself-from-easy-money-leader-says.html?_r=0.

Keith Bradsher and Joe Cochrane, “Indonesia Needs to Wean Itself from ‘Easy Money’ Leader Says,” The New York Times, 20 September 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/21/business/global/indonesia-needs-to-wean-itself-from-easy-money-leader-says.html?hpw

During May

Anwar Nasution, “Indonesia’s Nationalistic Approach to Financial Policy, East Asia Forum, 22 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/05/22/indonesias-nationalistic-approach-to-financial-policy/.

During February

Juliet Eilperin, “Asian Paper Giant Agrees to Stop Cutting Indonesia’s Natural Rain Forests”, The Washington Post, 5 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/asian-paper-giant-agrees-to-stop-cutting-indonesias-natural-rainforests/2013/02/04/e5cec7b6-6c7c-11e2-ada0-5ca5fa7ebe79_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

During January

US Energy Information Administration, “Indonesia Energy Profile: Reorienting Away from Exports to Serve Domestic Consumption – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 19 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/10012013-indonesia-energy-profile-reorienting-away-from-exports-to-serve-domestic-consumption-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29#.UO8yLm_CaSo.

Arianto Patunru, “Indonesia: Reform and the People”, East Asia Forum, 17 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/01/17/indonesia-in-2012-reform-and-the-people/.



During October

No author cited, “Italy Changes Its Constitution: Not Just Hand-Waving,” The Economist, 17 October 2015.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21674774-italian-government-was-byword-instability-and-indecision-no-more-not-just-hand-waving.

During September

Lally Weymout, “Italy’s Prime Minister: ‘Everything Must Change in Italy”, The Washington Post, 29 September 2014.  Available at:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/italys-prime-minister-everything-must-change-in-italy/2014/09/29/33562fa2-45a6-11e4-b47c-f5889e061e5f_story.html.

During March

Walter Mayr, “The Gospel of Matteo: Italy’s New Prime Minister Promises Radical Reform,” Spiegel Online, 6 March 2014.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/italian-prime-minister-matteo-renzi-hopes-to-reform-italy-a-956651.html.

During September

Gregor-Peter Schmitz, “Chaos in Rome: Berlusconi Tricks Spark Fear in Europe,” Spiegel Online, 30 September 2013.  Available at:  http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/rome-government-could-collapse-as-berlusconi-ministers-resign-a-925385.html.

During July

Hans-Jurgen Schlamp, “Basta ‘La Casta’: No End in Sight to Italy’s Economic Decline,” The Guardian, 24 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/economic-crisis-in-italy-continues-to-worsen-a-912716.html.

During March

Charlemagne, “Rome’s Bad Spell””, The Economist, 2 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21572793-italys-election-may-be-defeat-austerity-and-reform-its-problems-will-not-go-away-romes?fsrc=nlw%7Cwwb%7C2-28-2013%7C5140034%7C34237756




During August

Jonathan Soble, “Japan Says Its Economy Contracted in Second Quarter,” The New York Times, 16 August 2015.  Available at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/17/business/international/japan-says-its-economy-contracted-in-second-quarter.html.

During April

Aurealia George Mulgan, “The Empire Strikes Back: Reforming Japan’s Agricultural Co-Ops and the Local Elections,” East Asia Forum, 9 April 2015.  Available at:  http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2015/04/09/the-empire-strikes-back-reforming-japans-agricultural-co-ops-and-the-local-elections/

During February

Justin McCurry, “Clocking Off: Japan Calls Time on Long-Hours Work Culture,” The Guardian, 23 February 2015.  Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/feb/22/japan-long-hours-work-culture-overwork-paid-holiday-law.

During January

Alexis Dudden, “The Shape of Japan to Come,” The New York Times, 16 January 2015.  Available at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/17/opinion/the-shape-of-japan-to-come.html?ref=opinion.

During November

Justin McCurry and Phillip Inman, “Japanese Recession Figures Prompt Talk of Snap Election,” The Guardian, 18 November 2014.  Available at:  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/17/japan-recession-shinzo-abe-election-sales-tax.

During June

Robert Ayson, “Japan Steals the Show at the Shangri-La Dialogue,” East Asia Forum, 13 June 2014.  Available at:  http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/06/13/japan-steals-the-show-at-the-shangri-la-dialogue/.

During May

Martin Fackler, “Japan Offers Support to Nation in Dispute with China,” The New York Times, 30 May 2014. Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/31/world/asia/japan-china-abe.html?ref=world.

Sourabh Gubta, “Abe’s Quest for Collective Self-Defence:  Will Asia’s Sea Lanes Bind or Divide?” East Asia Forum, 25 May 2014.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/05/25/abes-quest-for-collective-self-defence-will-asias-sea-lanes-bind-or-divide/.

No author cited, “Japan and America: Closer Allies,” The Economist, 17 May 2014.  Available at:  http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21602267-shinzo-abe-inches-closer-reinterpreting-pacifist-constitution-and-strengthening-japans.

During December

Hiroko Tabuchi and Thom Shanker, “Deal to Move Okinawa Base Wins Approval,” The New York Times, 27 December 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/28/world/asia/deal-to-move-okinawa-base-wins-approval.html?hpw&rref=world.

During November

Noah Smith, “Japan’s Last Chance,” Foreign Affairs, 12 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/140264/noah-smith/japans-last-chance.

During September

Koo Bon-Kwan, “Abenomics, Finally a Solution to Revive Japan?, SERI Quarterly, 7 September 2013.  Available at: http://www.seriquarterly.com/03/qt_Section_list.html?mncd=0302&pub=20130220&Falocs=03&dep=2&pubseq=318.

During August

Neil Irwin, “Toyota is Crushing It. Abenomics is the Reason,” The Washington Post, 2 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/08/02/toyota-is-crushing-it-abenomics-is-the-reason/.

During July

Martin Fackler, “Election Win by Ruling Party Signals Change in Japan,” The New York Times, 21 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/22/world/asia/governing-party-appears-headed-to-lead-japanese-parliament.html?hpw.

Hiroko Tabuchi, “Japan Warns of China and North Korea as Security Threats,” The New York Times, 9 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/10/world/asia/japan-warns-of-threats-from-china-and-north-korea.html?ref=world.

During June

Joseph E Stiglitz, “Japan Is a Model, Not a Cautionary Tale,” The New York Times, 9 June 2013.  Available at: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/09/japan-is-a-model-not-a-cautionary-tale/

Bettina Wassener, “Japanese Stocks Descent Into Bear Market”,” The New York Times, 12 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/14/business/global/asian-stock-markets.html?ref=global-home.

During May

Tobias Harris, “Don’t Declare Victory for Abenomics Yet”, East Asia Forum, 24 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/05/24/dont-declare-victory-for-abenomics-yet/.

Nicholas Kulish, “As Japan Courts Growth , Europe Keeps It Its Love Affair with Austerity”, The New York Times, 16 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/17/world/europe/japan-courts-growth-while-europe-keeps-up-austerity.html?ref=global-home

Hiroko Tabuchi and Graham Bowley, “Pro-Inflation Policies Show Signs of Helping the Japanese Economy”, The New York Times, 10 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/11/business/global/pro-inflation-policies-show-signs-of-helping-japan-economy.html?hpw.

During February

Matthew Kidman, “Japan Ageing Crisis Offers Glimpse of Future”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/japan-ageing-crisis-offers-glimpse-of-future-20130210-2e6ep.html.

During January

Paul Krugman, “Japan Steps Out”, The New York Times, 13 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/14/opinion/krugman-japan-steps-out.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130114.

Jonathan Kaiman and Justin McCurry, “Japan and China Step Up Drone Race as Tension Builds Over Disputed Islands”, The Guardian, 9 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/08/china-japan-drone-race.



During August

Elisabeth Malkin, “Mexican President Invites Foreign Investment in Energy,” The New York Times, 12 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/13/world/americas/mexican-president-invites-foreign-investment-in-energy.html?hp.

During April

Nick Miroff, “Mexico and China Look to Trade Away Old Rivalry”, The Washington Post, 18 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/mexico-and-china-look-to-trade-away-old-rivalry/2013/04/17/d001c432-a2ec-11e2-bd52-614156372695_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

During March

Editorial Board, “Mexico’s Grand Bargaining”, The Washington Post, 30 March 2013.  Available at: