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January 24, 2012

Infrastructure
Congressional Republicans listen to President Obama address a joint session of the Congress on Capitol Hill (Jim Young/Courtesy Reuters). So What If It's an Election Year

The conventional wisdom when I first came to Washington in the early 1990s was that nothing ever got done in a presidential election year. And then the sage advice became that nothing much got done i…

June 16, 2016

A visitor looks at a book while standing in front of a giant bookshelf at the book fair in Frankfurt What’s Worth Reading This Summer?

CFR.org editor Bob McMahon and I recorded our annual summer reading episode of CFR’s  “The World Next Week” podcast. Elizabeth Saunders, who is a Stanton nuclear security fellow this year at CFR and …

September 23, 2011

Defense and Security
Lt. Col. Geoffrey Barnes, Detachment 1 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Attack Squadron commander, performs a pre-flight inspection of an MQ-1B Predator unmanned drone aircraft on September 3, 2008 (Christopher Griffin/Courtesy Reuters). You Might Have Missed: Drones, Drones, Drones

Lt. Col. Geoffrey Barnes, Detachment 1 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Attack Squadron commander, performs a pre-flight inspection of an MQ-1B Predator unmanned drone aircraft on September 3, 2008 …

August 13, 2011

Elections and Voting
Texas Governor Rick Perry delivers remarks at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) in Washington, February 11, 2011. (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters) Campaign 2012: Hello Rick Perry, GOP Presidential Candidate

Texas Governor Rick Perry delivers remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on February 11, 2011. (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters)  For seventeen of the past forty-eigh…

February 17, 2005

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
TERROR: Military Tribunals

This publication is now archived. When will the military tribunals for Guantanamo Bay detainees begin?It’s unclear. The United States on February 24 charged two suspects, Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al-Qos…

June 9, 2011

Economic Crises
A Conversation with Sheila C. Bair

Sheila C. Bair, chairman of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, discusses financial regulatory reform, as well as higher capital requirements for large banks and money lenders. This me…

June 9, 2011

Economic Crises
C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics: A Conversation with Sheila C. Bair

Related reading: Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies Newsletter The C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics is presented by the Corporate Program and the Maurice R. Gre…

June 14, 2007

Wars and Conflict
A Conversation with Sam Nunn

Watch Sam Nunn, cochairman and chief executive officer of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, reflect on the past sixty years of efforts to prevent nuclear war and discuss strategies to combat today's gro…

June 14, 2007

Wars and Conflict
Reducing Nuclear Dangers: The Race Between Cooperation and Catastrophe

Recognizing that we have arrived at a dangerous tipping point in the nuclear era, Senator Nunn will discuss the path that he, George Shultz, Henry Kissinger, and Bill Perry have charted for advancing…

January 17, 2006

United States
Where is the trade deficit heading? How I differ from Justin Lahart (and a few others)

Justin Lahart (of the Wall Street Journal's Ahead of the Tape column) correctly called the fall in the monthly trade deficit last Thursday. But he - channeling Jim Griffin of ING investment manag…