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June 22, 2005

Capital Flows
The joys of being a creditor nation

China is on track to add between $250 and $300 billion to its reserves this year. That is a lot of money. Enough to have an impact on global bond markets. Enough to buy several oil companies. As…

February 6, 2006

Europe
Europe Update

Council on Foreign RelationsNew York, NYRICHARD R. BURT:  Well, thank you.  We’re going to get started right away, so we can keep on schedule here, but I’m delighted to be the presider or facilitato…

March 30, 2006

Intelligence
Intelligence, Policy, and the War in Iraq

Watch Former National Intelligence Officer Paul Pillar argue that the Bush administration politicized the intelligence process and disregarded the community's expertise to make its public case during…

March 30, 2006

Intelligence
Intelligence, Policy, and the War in Iraq

Council on Foreign RelationsGIDEON ROSE:  Ladies and gentlemen, would people please take their seats and quiet down so we can get started?Welcome to the Council on Foreign Relations and to our sessi…

December 4, 2003

China
China Expert Says Taiwan Issue Raising Problems in U.S.-China Relations

Elizabeth C. Economy, the C.V. Starr senior fellow and director of Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, says that when President Bush and China’s new prime minister, Wen Jiabao, meet nex…

August 12, 2005

United States
The June trade data. Changes in relative prices do matter

The June trade deficit -- $58.8 billion -- was a bit bigger than the market expected, and quite a bit bigger than the May deficit ($55.4 b).   Annualized, it works out to a $706 billion trade deficit…

January 24, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Segal: China Hoping to Avoid Confrontation Over Iran’s Nuclear Program

Adam Segal, a CFR expert on Chinese technological and military policies, says the U.S. and European effort to bring Iran to the Security Council for its decision to continue research and work on its …

September 12, 2005

China
Show me the money (really, show me China’s reserves)

China's Alan Greenspan (Zhou Xiaochuan) has indicated China won't roil financial markets with "active composition adjustments of the foreign reserves."  fine.   But any central bank adding ab…

April 14, 2006

China
Economy: Bush Shouldn’t Expect Much Help From China’s Hu on North Korea and Iran

Elizabeth Economy, the Council’s senior fellow for Asia, says that when President Hu Jintao of China meets President Bush at the White House next Thursday, the administration would like to see some p…

October 24, 2006

Conflict Prevention
Hungary-Suez Crisis: Fifty Years on: Session 1: The Suez Crisis

Watch Council President Richard N. Haass lead a discussion with Douglas Brinkley, David Fromkin, Timothy Naftali, and Roger Owen on the Suez Crisis of 1956.