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January 6, 2015

Storm clouds approach the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington (Gary Cameron /Courtesy Reuters). Five Reasons for Slow Growth

A remarkable pattern has emerged since the 2008 global financial crisis: Governments, central banks, and international financial institutions have consistently had to revise their growth forecasts do…

March 26, 2012

United States
Healthcare Costs and U.S. Competitiveness

Some analysts say healthcare costs hinder U.S. industry competitiveness in the global marketplace, but it’s unclear whether proposed health reforms will offer any cost relief.

July 15, 2014

Israel
Elhanan_Cropped FINAL On the Death of a Friend in Israel

On the Death of a Friend in Israel My friend Elhanan Harlev died on July 1st after a long illness. We had an odd friendship. He was an Israeli by way of Germany and Argentina. I am a kid from Long I…

November 22, 2013

China
Paramilitary policemen walk past Erdaoqiao Grand Bazaar in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uighur autonomous region on November 17, 2013 (Rooney Chen). Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of November 22, 2013

Will Piekos and Darcie Draudt look at the top five stories in Asia this week. 1. Bloomberg dogged by self-censorship questions. Bloomberg News reporter Michael Forsythe, who worked on an unpublished…

January 20, 2012

United States
The American Agenda for United Nations Reform

The United Nations is facing a growing range of transnational challenges in a time of increasingly scarce resources. Please join Ambassador Joseph Torsella, U.S. representative to the United Nations …

September 19, 2011

United States
U.S. Trade and Investment Policy

One of the most effective ways to create good new jobs and reverse the income decline of the past decade is for the United States to "become a thriving trading nation," concludes a new high-level Cou…

January 30, 2006

Emerging Markets
It is hard to bet on curve flattening when the curve is already flat

Or spread compression when spreads have already compressed. As David Altig kindly noted, I was quoted in Clint Riley's Wall Street Journal story about the impact of a flat yield curve on bank ear…

January 30, 2007

Global
Finding a New Consensus on Trade and Globalization

Prepared Testimony before the House Committee on Foreign AffairsThank you, Chairman Rangel, Ranking Member McCrery, Congressman Levin and other members of the Committee.I would like to take this oppo…

September 11, 2006

Defense and Security
HBO History Makers Series: Samuel Berger, former National Security Adviser

Watch former National Security Adviser Samuel Berger discuss, as part of the Council's HBO History Maker Series, his service during the Clinton administration and the foreign policy issues he dealt w…

September 11, 2006

Defense and Security
HBO History Makers Series with Samuel R. Berger

5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Reception 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Meeting