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February 2, 2018

Monetary Policy
Federal Reserve The Role of the U.S. Federal Reserve

The role of the Federal Reserve has transformed in the past decade, as it has deployed trillions of dollars to boost the U.S. economy while expanding its regulatory oversight of the nation’s financia…

January 5, 2018

United States
tax backgrounder header How Will the Tax Overhaul Affect U.S. Competitiveness?

President Trump and Republican lawmakers say their tax legislation will increase the global competitiveness of U.S. businesses, but experts are divided over whether it will spur growth, and many are …

October 4, 2017

Trade
Mexican commercial trucks cross into the United States. NAFTA’s Economic Impact

More than twenty years after its implementation, the North American Free Trade Agreement continues to spur debate over its impact on economic growth and jobs.

February 3, 2009

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Eric H. Holder Jr., Attorney General

President Barack Obama’s attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr., has criticized some of the Bush administration’s counter-terrorism moves, calling for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention center…

October 18, 2004

Sub-Saharan Africa
A Conversation with Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Council on Foreign RelationsNew York, N.Y. NICHOLAS KRISTOF: I'm Nicholas Kristof from The New York Times. A couple of announcements first of all. Those of you with cell phones, please do remembe…

September 12, 2012

United States
CEO Speaker Series: A Conversation with James McNerney Jr.

DAVID BRADLEY: Well, let me welcome the Council members. Let me welcome our guests. Let me welcome our guest of honor, Jim McNerney, who is the chairman and CEO of the Boeing Corporation. Some of…

February 1, 2011

Politics and Government
President Obama poses with then Chinese ambassador to U.S. Zhou and U.S. ambassador to China Jon Huntsman at the Great Wall of China 2012 Update: Jon Huntsman, Jr.

President Obama poses with then Chinese ambassador to the U.S. Zhou Wenzhong and U.S. ambassador to China Jon Huntsman at the Great Wall of China. (Jason Reed/courtesy Reuters) Former Utah Governor…

February 25, 2008

Elections and Voting
A Conversation with Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr.

Watch Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-DE) discuss his recent trip to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

December 10, 2015

Human Rights
On Barring Muslims from Entering the United States

"Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on," his campaign said. I thought…

December 23, 2014

Asia
Afghan girls are seen through a tire during their paintball game at Eagle paintball club in Kabul, Afghanistan, September 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Omar Sobhani). Gender by the Numbers

While demonstrating “measurable outcomes” is de rigueur in development assistance circles, a recent report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) reveals that U.S. …