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January 1, 1999

Cuba
U.S.-Cuban Relations in the 21st Century

Having contained Cuban support for revolution in Latin America and perceiving signs of strong stirrings of a new civil society in Cuba, the United States should take steps to “contribute to rapid, pe…

March 1, 2002

Refugees and Displaced Persons
The Price of Indifference

Read an excerpt of The Price of Indifference. Refugee policy has not kept pace with new realities in international and humanitarian affairs. Recent policy failures have resulted in instability, te…

February 10, 2005

United States
America and the World Economy: A Strategy for the Next Decade

Council on Foreign RelationsNew York, N.Y.PETER PETERSON: I have exciting news for you. I want you to turn off your cell phones. You’re also supposed to do something with something called a BlackBer…

July 26, 2005

Europe
Mining European data

I spent some time over the weekend delving into the Eurozone balance of payments data published by the ECB in its monthly bulletin, looking for insights into the global flow of funds. But to jazz thi…

May 3, 2005

Economics
Specializing in the production of houses

Kash provides a pithy summary of the state of the US economy:"the US economy has slowly been evolving from a goods-producing economy into a house-producing economy"I suspect Calculated Risk would con…

January 17, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
North Korea's Nuclear Brinkmanship

Council on Foreign RelationsNew York, NY EVANS REVERE: If I could have your attention. Thank you all very, very much for coming today. I think we have a very interesting program for you. I'm Evans R…

September 22, 2005

Monetary Policy
Where are the world’s reserves going?

In my post "has the US outsourced creative thinking about external adjustment to France," I noted that purchases of Treasuries by central banks have fallen off - even though global reserve accumulati…

Where are the world’s reserves going?

January 31, 2006

Intelligence
U.S. Intelligence: The Inside Story

Council on Foreign Relations New York, NYDANA PRIEST: Okay. I think we're going to start now, so if everyone could take their seats and turn off your cell phones and BlackBerries and other monitorin…

February 17, 2006

Defense Technology
New Realities in the Media Age

Watch U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld address the Council on Foreign Relations on the war in Iraq and the challenges of modernizing U.S. forces' communications capabilities in "today's medi…

February 17, 2006

Defense Technology
New Realities in the Media Age

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