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September 26, 2006

Intelligence
War Made New: America’s Military Lead Can be Lost, Warns Max Boot in New Book

“America’s early lead in the Information Revolution can easily be lost—it may be lost already—if it does not stay at the forefront of military developments,” warns Senior Fellow for National Security…

July 25, 2006

Capital Flows
Foreign Investment and National Security

Overview The Dubai Ports World controversy has shed light on the tensions between Congress and the executive branch over the appropriate balance between foreign investment and national security. …

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March 22, 2007

Trade
WTO Trade Rules Benefit the United States, Says New Council Report

The Doha negotiations have stalled and the November elections in the United States showed that advocates of economic nationalism are growing in strength. Nevertheless, a new Council Special Report ma…

April 9, 2007

Immigration and Migration
Congress’s Proposed Guest Worker Program Deeply Flawed, Finds New Council Report

While immigration policy reform is long overdue, the solutions now being considered by Congress are unlikely to solve the problem, says a new Council Special Report. By creating a guest worker scheme…

November 15, 2006

Intellectual Property
Reforming U.S. Patent Policy

Overview The conversation on American competitiveness is often intertwined with the conversation on innovation. The liberalization of trade and the increasing influence of emerging markets such…

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April 2, 2007

Immigration and Migration
The Economic Logic of Illegal Immigration

Overview Immigration reform is one of the most divisive issues confronting U.S. policymakers. The rise in the number of illegal immigrants in the United States over the past ten years—from five…

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March 16, 2007

Trade
The United States and the WTO Dispute Settlement System

Overview The Doha negotiations have stalled since last summer, and, as the November elections in the United States highlighted, American advocates of economic nationalism are growing in strength. …

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September 19, 2007

Trade
Wage Insurance Could Generate Support for Free Trade, Says New Council Special Report

With trade adjustment assistance (TAA) set to expire at the end of the month, several reform bills that would expand unemployment insurance, an important component of traditional TAA, are being consi…

January 2, 2007

Capital Flows
Financial Times’ Washington Bureau Chief Edward Alden Joins Council as Senior Fellow

Veteran journalist Edward Alden will join the Council on Foreign Relations Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies as the Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow on January 1, 2007. Alden’s wor…

June 22, 2007

Labor and Employment
The Case for Wage Insurance

Overview The openness of the United States to trade and technological innovation, as well as the flexibility of its labor market, has fueled impressive growth. In such an economy, workers are…

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