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October 1, 2000

Asia
Future Directions for U.S. Economic Policy Toward Japan

During the last ten years, Japan has undergone a difficult period of economic stagnation. Only now is the country showing preliminary signs of emerging from an economic slowdown. In response to its d…

May 24, 2001

Energy and Climate Policy
Cheney Energy Task Force: A guide for journalists from the Council on Foreign Relations

Vice President Dick Cheney’s energy task force is scheduled to release its report this Thursday, May 17. For an advance story or for the most accurate and comprehensive post-release interpretation, t…

July 17, 2002

United States
Robert C. Orr, Former High-Ranking U.S. Diplomat to the UN, Named Director of Council’s Washington Program

Contact: Lisa Shields, Director of Communications, 212-434-9888 July 17, 2002 - Council President Leslie H. Gelb today named Robert C. Orr Vice President and Director of the Council’s Washington P…

January 7, 2003

United States
Growing Apart: The Causes and Consequences of Global Wage Inequality

For further information contact: April Wahlestedt, Director of Communications (212) 434-9544   October 15, 1999, New York, NY - Is globalization a major contributor to increasing wage inequ…

May 21, 2003

China
Chinese Military At Least Two Decades Away from Rivaling U.S. Forces, Concludes Newly Released Council Task Force Report

May 22, 2003 - China is pursuing a deliberate course of military modernization, but is at least two decades behind the United States in terms of military technology and capability. Moreover, if the …

June 18, 2003

Myanmar
Council-sponsored Task Force to U.S. Government: Go to the United Nations, Condemn Burmese Military Crackdown on Democratic Opposition and Impose Sanctions

Senator Dianne Feinstein, Task Force Director Mathea Falcoand Senator Mitch McConnell at Wednesday’s roll out on Capitol Hill. WASHINGTON, June 18 - The United States must urge the UN Secu…

January 13, 2004

Iraq
Perkovich: Independent Body Needed to Investigate Intelligence ‘Failures’ in Iraq

George Perkovich, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a co-author of a new report on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction (WMD), says that administrat…

June 15, 2004

Global
Update on the Global Campaign Against Terrorist Financing

While “al-Qaeda’s current and prospective ability to raise and move funds with impunity has been significantly diminished . . . al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations still have ready access to f…

October 29, 2004

Financial Markets
David Wessel visited the Harvard economics department

Or at least talked to Summers and Rogoff, before writing his Thursday Wall Street Journal column. It is worth reading if you have access to the Journal. I agree with his bottom line: getting out of…

December 8, 2004

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
The central bank bid

It seems like America’s biggest creditors stepped up to the plate today. China’s rapidly growing reserves have to go somewhere ... From Bloomberg:"So-called indirect bidders, which include the forei…