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Politics of the Weak Dollar

For the past two years, the dollar has been sliding in value against the euro and other currencies. We begin a three-part series looking at the economic and geopolitical effects of a weak dollar.

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Mike Shuster is an award-winning diplomatic correspondent and roving foreign correspondent for NPR News. He is based at NPR West, in Culver City, CA. When not traveling outside the U.S., Shuster covers issues of nuclear non-proliferation and weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and the Pacific Rim.