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December 9, 2002

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Without Sustained EU-U.S. Action, Balkans Face Serious Social, Economic Instability, Warns New CFR Task Force, Balkans 2010

December 9, 2002— After a decade of extensive involvement and peacemaking in the Balkans, the United States and its allies are winding down their commitment to the region. At this critical juncture, …

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 …

January 9, 2005

Financial Markets
The price of a European vacation

As readers of this blog no doubt know, the dollar rallied v. the euro last week. Not that most of America noticed. In much of America’s heartland, the dollar’s value does not make the financial new…

May 24, 2005

Global
Reducing the Threat of Nuclear Terrorism: A Review of the Department of Energy's Global Threat Reduction Initiative

Testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Mr. Chairman, I appreciate the opportunity to contribute to this important hearing on the D…

May 24, 2005

United States
Reducing the Threat of Nuclear Terrorism: A Review of the Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative

Testimony before the House Energy and Commerce CommitteeSubcommittee on Oversight and InvestigationsMr. Chairman, I appreciate the opportunity to contribute to this important hearing on the Departmen…

June 8, 2005

Religion
Bipartisan Task Force Endorses Democracy Promotion

Says U.S. Support for Democracy in the Arab World Marks Historic Change and Represents Unique ChallengeJune 9, 2005—A Council-sponsored Task Force, In Support of Arab Democracy: Why and How, says tha…

September 20, 2006

Iraq
Iraq: The Way Forward: A Conversation with Senator Joseph Biden

Last May, Senator Joseph Biden and Council President Emeritus Leslie H. Gelb proposed a five-point plan for the future of U.S.involvement in Iraq. Since then, the U.S. military has continued the proc…

Podcast

May 10, 2006

United States
Self promotion watch (Treasury foreign exchange report edition)

I was interviewed by Adam Davidson of NPR about the Treasury’s forthcoming foreign exchange report (to be released at 4 pm today). You can hear the results here.    Adam Davidson also interviewed the…

March 13, 2007

Energy and Climate Policy
Panacea or Pipe Dream? Energy Policy and the Search for Alternatives

8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast ReceptionA Foreign Policy Mandate? Thirty Years of Oil and Gas8:30 – 9:45 a.m. MeetingDavid Goldwyn, President, Goldwyn International StrategiesJ. Ro…

Podcast

April 2, 2007

Peacekeeping
Makovsky: Time is Right for Israeli-Arab Negotiations

David Makovsky, an expert on Middle East diplomacy, says Israel’s Prime Minister reacted positively to the recent Riyadh Arab League declaration and is interested in negotiating with Saudi Arabia.