Business and Foreign Policy

Op-Ed

America Risks Being Left Behind in Asia

Author: Evan A. Feigenbaum
Financial Times

"As U.S. president Barack Obama makes his way through Asia he will find a dynamic region in ferment," writes Evan Feigenbaum. And, as the region continues to grow, the United States needs to assert itself through trade agreements or risk becoming marginalized in a region that will constitute about half the global economy.

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Audio

State and Local Officials Conference Call: U.S. Trade Policy and the Value of the Dollar (Audio)

Speaker: Marc Levinson
Presider: Irina A. Faskianos

Listen to Marc Levinson, senior fellow for international business at CFR, discuss the Obama administration's trade policy, American competitiveness, and the value of the U.S. dollar, as part of CFR's State and Local Officials Conference Call series.

Learn more about CFR's State and Local Officials Initiative.

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Book

Start-Up Nation

Authors: Daniel Senor and Saul Singer

Start-Up Nation addresses the trillion-dollar question: How is it that Israel—a country of 7.1 million, only sixty years old, surrounded by enemies—produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada, and the UK? With the insights of geopolitical experts and investors, the authors examine this nation's adversity-driven culture to answer this question and offer prescriptions for a global economy on the rebound.

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Transcript

The President's Inbox: Asia And The Economy

Presider: Kay King
Panelists: Edward Alden, Elizabeth C. Economy, and Sebastian Mallaby

Embarking on her first international trip later this month, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to Japan, South Korea, China, and Indonesia to reinforce President Obama's commitment to active engagement and discuss the global financial crisis. Join CFR experts Edward Alden, Caroline Atkinson, and Elizabeth C. Economy to discuss U.S. foreign policy toward Asia, the global economy, and the challenges and opportunities that fill the new administration's inbox.

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