European Union Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs Olli Rehn says French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde "would make a very good managing director of the IMF for the whole world, not only for Europe." "The European Union and its member states see that Christine Lagarde, the finance minister of France, has very strong professional qualifications and has earned the respect of her peers as the chairperson of the G20," Rehn said.
Ed Husain, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, says that Osama bin Laden is more valuable to al-Qaeda dead than alive. Comparing bin Laden’s death to that of Sayyid Qutb, Husain argues bin Laden could now become an even more powerful icon.
Ruling But Not Governing provides valuable insight into the political dynamics that perpetuate authoritarian regimes and offers novel ways to promote democratic change. In this new CFR book, author and Council Douglas Dillon Fellow Steven A. Cook highlights the critical role that the military plays in the stability of the Egyptian, Algerian, and, until recently, Turkish political systems.
Located at the crossroads of Southern Europe, the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa, Algeria has risen in prominence as an integral player in the global war on terror through its inclusion in the newly negotiated Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Initiative. Join visiting Foreign Minister Mohammed Bedjaoui in a discussion on these and other U.S.-Algeria bilateral counterterrorism initiatives currently being negotiated during his visit with Secretary Rice in Washington.8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Reception8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Meeting**Please note special location**