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February 15, 2000

Hizballah of Lebanon

Overview At first glance, Hizballah's position on the State Department's list of groups that sponsor terrorism would seem to be secure.1 This is not hard to understand, because since the early 198…

February 13, 2018

Adapting International Trade Institutions to New Realities

International trade institutions should be reformed with a focus on increasing public support for the rules-orientated system.

December 26, 2017

Global Governance
Council of Councils Tenth Regional Conference

Sessions were held on how to revitalize the Bretton Woods institutions, strengthen liberal democracy, combat transnational organized crime and corruption, and mitigate the humanitarian and political crises in Venezuela.

August 3, 2017

Southeast Asia
Southeast Asian Perspectives on U.S.–China Competition

Southeast Asians inhabit a region increasingly shaped by competition between the United States and China. This report highlights the perspectives of leading scholars of international affairs from Southeast Asia on important issues facing the region.

April 27, 2011

Maternal and Child Health
Family Planning as a Strategic Focus of U.S. Foreign Policy

Overview Comprehensive policies that incorporate demography, family planning, and reproductive health can promote higher levels of stability and development, thereby improving the health and livel…

April 17, 2008

Middle East and North Africa
Gulf Trip Report

Overview In February, Martin Indyk and Richard Haass engaged leading Gulf policymakers in detailed conversations about what they are looking for from a new American president. While all those with…

November 4, 2010

Energy and Climate Policy
Energy Innovation

Overview Low-carbon technology innovation and diffusion are both essential aspects of an effective response to climate change. Studying China, India, and Brazil, Michael A. Levi, Elizabeth C. Econ…

May 13, 2015

Global Governance
2015 Report Card on International Cooperation

Overview As countries around the world struggle to combat major global challenges from terrorism to climate change, a Council of Councils Report Card on International Cooperation finds that multil…

January 1, 1997

Shaping U.S.-China Relations

Overview The rise of China in world affairs is a major feature of our era. An increasingly contentious debate has erupted in the United States over how to respond to this development. Figuring out…

October 28, 1999

Financial Markets
The American Stock Market as a Financial Risk

Overview Developed nation policymakers will not likely have to deal with a US stock market decline that precipitates a global downturn. Most likely, guided by active, informed markets and sound go…