391 Results for:

May 1, 2006

Democracy
Bowen: Iraq Reconstruction Still a "Mixed Picture"

The latest report by the U.S. inspector general for Iraq’s reconstruction says work continues to be hobbled by security concerns, poor oversight and corruption. Stuart Bowen Jr. tells cfr.org that in…

October 25, 2005

United States
The Joint Economic Committee

Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to testify before the Joint Economic Committee on the US current account deficit, as part of the panel that followed Dr. Bernanke's testimony. I strongly s…

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 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.

April 19, 2006

United States
You can not put dark matter in a container …

So says Michael Mandel.   Some of us might say you can't put dark matter in a container because it doesn't really exist.That is not Mandel's argument.  He believes in dark matter, though …

March 26, 2006

Monetary Policy
Summers on reserves, exchange rates, the international financial architecture and other big topics close to my heart

Larry Summers has always believed that capital should flow from the already rich and aging societies that constitute the current core of the world economy to the poor and young countries on the perip…

September 12, 2006

United States
Priorities for Homeland Security

Statement before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental AffairsThank you for the opportunity to address the committee on this vital topic.Just as a preamble, my remarks do not ref…

April 10, 2006

China
A shortage of labor in coastal China is a good thing

Unless, I suspect, if you are a Hong Kond textile magnate.  I don't entirely agree with Stephen Roach's argument that the US should thank China for its cheap financing so long as the US doesn…

October 19, 2006

Defense Technology
War Made New

A sweeping, epic history that ranges from the defeat of the Spanish Armada to the war on terrorism, War Made New is a provocative new vision of the rise of the modern world through the lens of warfar…

June 30, 2006

United States
DeLong is right. If the US wants to end up like Australia, US trade deficit needs to fall - unless foreigners continue to do terribly on their investments in the US.

As Brad Delong notes, the big difference between the United States and Australia is that the United States has a  trade and transfers deficit of close to 7% of GDP.    That implies – assuming the sto…

us_net_international_invest