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October 1, 2001

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Megawatts and Megatons

For nearly sixty years the menace of nuclear war has hung over humanity, while at the same time the promise of nuclear energy has enticed us. In Megawatts and Megatons, two of the world's most eminent physicists, Georges Charpak and Richard L. Garwin, assess with consummate authority the benefits of nuclear energy and the dangers of nuclear weaponry.

November 17, 1999

Trade
Who Decides? Congress and the Debate Over Trade Policy in 1934 and 1974

Introduction Governor Adlai E. Stevenson thought trade policy was boring; he once described it as one field where the greatest need is for fresh clichés. He had a point. In the long period that th…

November 1, 2002

Politics and Government
The End of the American Era

At a time when American primacy appears to be stronger than ever, Council Fellow and Georgetown Professor Charles Kupchan argues that the end of Pax Americana is near. What will replace American supr…

October 19, 2006

Aging, Youth Bulges, and Population
America at 300 Million

Watch experts discuss the social, political, and economic implications of the U.S. population surpassing 300 million.

October 19, 2006

Aging, Youth Bulges, and Population
America at 300 Million

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August 6, 2007

Political History and Theory
God and Gold

An illuminating account by Walter Russell Mead of the birth and rise of the global political and economic system that, sustained first by Britain and now by America, created the modern world.

May 25, 2010

Liberia
A Conversation with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Please join us as President Johnson Sirleaf discusses Liberia's progress and continuing challenges ahead. With national elections approaching in 2011, she will share her views on Liberia's peace and …

May 25, 2010

Liberia
Liberia's Sirleaf: Reform in Africa

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says her country and region continue to make democratic strides, but she appealed for greater foreign investment to build economic and political capacity.

April 20, 2010

Financial Markets
More Money Than God

The first authoritative history of hedge funds; from their rebel beginnings to their role in defining the future of finance.

June 16, 2010

United States
"More Money than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite"

Wealthy, powerful, and potentially dangerous, hedge-fund moguls have become the stars of twenty-first-century capitalism. Their weekend mansions are fodder for Vanity Fair photographers; their pot…