Tagged: International relations

Capital control restrictions

More than 250 economists have signed a letter urging the Obama administration to rethink capital-control restrictions. International relations professor Kevin Gallagher, one of the signers of the letter, writes in a Guardian commentary that “for better or worse, trade policy is back in style.” “The economists should be listened to: US trade treaties should not […]

CIA and Egypt chaos

What should or could the CIA have known about the Egyptian uprising? Joseph Wippl, a professor of international relations at BU and a 30-year CIA operations officer gives the following view: “Part of the intent in the creation of the CIA through the National Security Act of 1947 was to avoid surprise, the most noteworthy being […]