Listen to Alan Greenspan, president of Greenspan Associates LLC and former chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, outline the causes of the financial crisis and what the outcomes have been, including large fiscal deficits and new financial reforms.
Listen to Peter G. Peterson, founder and chairman of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and chairman emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, discuss his new book, The Education of an American Dreamer: How a Son of Greek Immigrants Learned His Way from a Nebraska Diner to Washington, Wall Street, and Beyond.
Listen to Leslie H. Gelb, CFR's president emeritus and board senior fellow, discuss his new book Power Rules: How Common Sense Can Rescue American Foreign Policy.
Listen to Theodore C. Sorensen, speechwriter for President John F. Kennedy, discuss his recent autobiography.
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Listen to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York discuss the foreign policy challenges facing the United States.
Listen to Senator John McCain (R-AZ) discuss the state of the war in Iraq and how it fits into broader U.S. foreign policy goals.
Seven experts examine how resolving pressing domestic policy issues, from education to infrastructure, could help bolster U.S. leadership internationally.
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The world’s opinion of the United States and of U.S. policy has plummeted in the wake of the war in Iraq. The resulting widespread anger, fear, and mistrust, warns this timely report of the independent Task Force on Public Diplomacy, are creating immediate and long-term problems for the United States that must be addressed.
The international community will not make real headway in crisis prevention if private creditors—and particularly large commercial banks—can escape from bad loans to emerging economies at relatively low cost, according to this independent Task Force report. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) should therefore return to smaller rescue packages for country crises that do not threaten the performance of the global financial system. In extreme cases, the IMF should also require as a condition for its own emergency assistance that debtors be engaged in serious and fair discussions on debt rescheduling with their private creditors.