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January 1, 1996

Intelligence
Making Intelligence Smarter

The need for intelligence, and for a capability within the U.S. government to collect, produce, and disseminate it, remains critical. The end of the Cold War will not usher in an age of peace and sec…

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July 1, 1997

Russia
Russia, Its Neighbors, and an Enlarging NATO

NATO’s decision to enlarge comes at a time of historic opportunity. With this growth, NATO will issue invitations to additional European states, thereby extending and reinforcing the zone of stabilit…

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February 1, 1998

Trade
Promoting U.S. Economic Relations with Africa

In 1997, Washington paid unprecedented attention to Africa and its continental rebirth. Both then-First Lady Hillary Clinton and then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright toured the continent. Presi…

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October 4, 2001

Intelligence
Testimony of Dr. Morton H. Halperin Before The United States Senate Judiciary Committee

Testimony of Dr. Morton H. Halperin Senior Fellow, The Council on Foreign Relations, and Chair, Advisory Board, Center for National Security Studies Before The United States…

April 22, 2002

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Applying the War Powers Resolution to the War on Terrorism

TESTIMONY OF ALTON FRYE PRESIDENTIAL SENIOR FELLOW AND DIRECTOR, PROGRAM ON CONGRESS AND FOREIGN POLICY COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on th…

January 21, 2003

Iraq
Bush Has Choice: Early War with Iraq or Wait for Saddam to Slip and Reveal “Smoking Gun,” Says Council’s Lee Feinstein

Lee Feinstein, the director for Security Affairs at the Council on Foreign Relations, says that President Bush may decide to use the State of the Union address to launch a “second phase” of…

January 28, 2005

Global
Transition 2005: World Economic Update Special Edition - The Administration’s Economic In-Box

Speaker: Alan S. Blinder, G. S. Rentschler memorial professor of economics, Princeton University Speaker: R. Glenn Hubbard, dean and Russell L. Carson professor of economics and finance, Columbia B…

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…

November 13, 2004

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Will partial privatization of social security pass the global test?

This post is primarily about the implications of partial privatization of social security on the budget, not about its overall merits. For what it is worth, I personally think good old pay-as-you-go …

April 5, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Iran's Nuclear Program Symposium: Policy Options for the United States

Watch a discussion on what the United States should do in response to Iran developing a nuclear program, and Iran's likely responses to each policy option. Part three of a three-part symposium.