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June 1, 2006

Turkey
Generating Momentum for a New Era in U.S.-Turkey Relations

Overview The emerging schism between the West and the Islamic world makes America’s relationship with Turkey—a Western-oriented, democratizing Muslim country—more important than ever. Unfortuna…

February 22, 2006

Capital Flows
The (strange) politics of globalization

Maybe the US would be better off if China owned Unocal's Asian oil fields Not economically.  Unocal's oil and gas fields are presumably worth a bit more now than they were last summer.  But s…

May 9, 2006

United States
Betts: Hayden Likely to Be Pressed in Confirmation Hearing on Wiretapping Issue

Richard K. Betts, a CFR expert on the intelligence community, says that he sees no reason that the nomination of General Michael V. Hayden to head the Central Intelligence Agency should be blocked by…

October 6, 2006

Iraq
Iraq’s Impact on the Future of U.S. Foreign and Defense Policy: Session 2: The United States, Europe, and Asia

Watch experts discuss the impact of the Iraq war on U.S. alliances with Europe and Asia.

October 6, 2006

Iraq
Iraq's Impact on the Future of U.S. Foreign and Defense Policy: The U.S., Europe, and Asia (Session 2)

10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Meeting This program has been made possible by a generous gift from Rita E. Hauser.

October 10, 2006

Development
Diamonds for Development

Watch Botswana President Festus G. Mogae discuss how diamond production has shaped the country's economy and development.

October 10, 2006

Development
Diamonds for Development

7:45 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Meeting

February 22, 2007

Somalia
Somalia's Second Chance?

Recent weeks have witnessed a dramatic turn of events in Somalia, including the defeat of the Islamic Courts in the capital, international economic and development assistance to stabilize the country…

April 24, 2006

RGE pays my salary, not the IIE — and I am not exactly a true believer in dark matter

Patrick Smith seems to be based in Hong Kong, so I guess I can forgive him for thinking I work for the IIE (the Institute for International Economics).  The IIE is a great place, but they , alas, don…