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January 1, 1998

Intellectual Property
Pirates on the High Seas

Overview U.S. trade is increasingly dependent on high-technology and innovation-intensive goods. Companies like Microsoft, Merck, Tommy Hilfiger, or Disney represent very different parts of the U…

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June 29, 2005

Capital Flows
Selling off little pieces of yourself

If the US wanted to fund its current account deficit by selling equity, it would need to sell off the equivalent of 40 Unocal’s a year -- whether Chinese state firms, European firms, Japanese insurer…

February 5, 2006

United States
Is national income accounting biased against the US?

In a fake news classic, Rob Corddry and Jon Stewart of the Daily Show once pondered how to report "the facts" when "the facts themselves were biased."  Michael Mandel seems to think the facts are bia…

January 13, 2006

United States
On the origins of dark matter

Stephen "Current accounts almost always don't matter" Jen is intrigued by Ricardo Hausmann and Fredrico Struzenegger's discovery of dark matter.   Lots of others are too.   Michael Mandel for…

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October 9, 2007

United States
A Conversation with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

Please join Secretary Rice for remarks on the administration's policy in the Americas, with an emphasis on trade.  The Secretary’s remarks will be followed by a question-and-answer session.**PLEASE N…

June 16, 2006

United States
The first quarter current account statistics are kind to the USA

The 2005 current account deficit was revised down to $791.5b or so.The q1 2006 deficit was $208.7b -- down from $223.1b in q4.   We knew the trade balance improved a bit.  But the income balance also…

June 26, 2008

China
Koppel on Discovery: The People's Republic of Capitalism

Watch Ted Koppel, managing editor of the Discovery Channel, and CFR senior fellow Adam Segal discuss The People's Republic of Capitalism, a documentary series on the rapid rise of China and its role …

June 26, 2008

China
Koppel on Discovery: The People's Republic of Capitalism

New York City, New York DAVID SANGER: Well, those excerpts gave us a beginning good taste. And I can tell you that the parts you haven't seen today, including the scenes inside the karaoke bars, whi…

February 21, 2011

TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day Because It Is the Day of Presidents

President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) Being president o…

 U.S. President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009.

June 21, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012: Hello Jon Huntsman, GOP Presidential Candidate

It’s official. Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor and U.S. ambassador to China, has formally announced that he is a Republican candidate for president. As he promised, Huntsman made the announcem…

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