Monthly Archives: September 2013

Diplomacy With Iran

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa Article III and Article IV of the Treaty On The Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) The stalled nuclear talks between Iran and the P5 + 1 countries appear to be recommencing after the … Continue reading

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The Fed’s Indecisiveness On The Taper

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa The Federal Reserve did not start the taper. The markets priced-in the Fed to begin, in September, the process of reducing its monthly purchases of long-dated Treasury Securities and Mortgage-Backed Securities (MBS). Instead … Continue reading

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Diplomacy In Syria

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa The idea that American military strike against Syria would not take place if Syria renounces its chemical weapons program has made room for diplomacy in the Syrian conflict. Syria has agreed to surrender … Continue reading

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Why Iran Is Different From Syria

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa Iran is different from Syria. It is important that the distinction between the two contexts be grasped accurately if the West is to be successful in both countries. The world, including the 5 … Continue reading

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How Syria Will Be Won

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa There are many questions in the United States Congress about President Obama’s war resolution for Syria. Some in Congress are worried that America will become embroiled in another Mideast war while a few … Continue reading

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Expected September 2013 Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Statement

By Chandrashekar (Chandra) Tamirisa, (On Twitter) @c_tamirisa Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in July suggests that economic activity has been expanding at a moderate pace. Labor market conditions have shown some improvement in recent months, on … Continue reading

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