who will be next World Bank President What will they do


Punish the Bank The US government, it seems, has three options moving forward: (1) Punish the bank with another controversial and non-consensual choice; (2) Take charge, but behave like an adult, adopting the approach outlined by Voice of Reason; (3) Cede control to an open and transparent selection process.

Can we discount the first option? I'm not sure. People forget how taken aback everyone was by the Wolfowitz nomination. And the American right is now pissed off - with the Bank suddenly jumping into the bad-as-the-United-Nations box.

Three 'punishment' names have popped up on National Review's blog - a clearing house for conservative thought in the US. John Bolton, Rick Santorum and... yes, Donald Rumsfeld. All are unlikely to get the job, but it's worth remembering that some fingers are itching for the nuclear option.

David Steven ~ May 19, 2007

Presidents 1946 - Present Day

"Keep track of the rumored candidates, power plays and buzz."
The Washington Post

Next & Previous

« Moving Forward after Wolfowitz--Will the United States play its role? | HOME | A US choice, fine. But why does it have to be an American? »






Malloch Brown

Mr W's cronies

Mr W's past

Mr W's pledges




The Process

Tony Blair

World Bank president

"Offering the rumors and gossip usually reserved for Washington's bars and back rooms."

WBpresident.org in the news

Wolfowitz-Riza-Cleveland: New Evil-doing?
Wolfowitz's right hand man jumps ship.
Caught in the World Bank storm.
We're in the papers! worldbankpresident.org media mentions.
Hot blogging on the World Bank president.
Media contacts.
Card wants Snow.
New candidate, French views.
An £8200 job ad.
Bank chief's parting shots.

"Accomplished and intelligent… sifts through the speculation and brings you the latest news."
The Guardian

Recent Rumours

Zoellick bearhug photo.
Like old times: Zoellick and Lamy
Another middle aged white American for the World Bank !
Globe and Mail: Euros Already Agreed not to Raise Questions
Official: Zoellick according to AP.
It's (un)Official: Zoellick
Zoellick will get the nod from Germany.
An opportunity at the World Bank
UPI: Wolfowitz Replacement This Week
UK involvement in the Foundation for the Future.


The World Bank
Bretton Woods Project

Search this site


May 2007
April 2007
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005

ifiwatchnet     riverpath