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March 26, 1999

Afghanistan
Testimony on the Situation in Afghanistan Before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Recent Events and Political Actors in AfghanistanFor policy recommendations, see text of oral testimony1. INTRODUCTION: SUMMARY OVERVIEW1On August 8, 1998, the Taliban (Islamic student) movement of A…

March 1, 1998

Japan
The Tests of War and the Strains of Peace

Overview The U.S.-Japan security alliance is at a crossroads. The outcome of certain decisions to be made in 1998_the Japanese Diet's vote on legislation necessary to implement the new U.S.-Japan …

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February 17, 2000

Asia
The Perils of Being No.1

Overview The cumulative impact of U.S. global and regional policies and behavior, a broad regional trend of emerging, multi-faceted national self-assertiveness, and regional economic dynamics add …

January 1, 1998

Trade
Trade Strategies for a New Era

Read an excerpt of Trade Strategies for a New Era. Trade Strategies for a New Era proposes concrete ways to cut the U.S. trade deficit, to deal with commercial problems arising from Asia's economi…

September 16, 1998

United States
Council Book Charts Strategic Course for U.S. Trade into 21st Century

January 29, 1998 - A new Council on Foreign Relations book proposes concrete ways to cut the U.S. trade deficit, to deal with commercial problems arising from Asia’s economic woes, and to bring back …

October 28, 1999

Financial Markets
The American Stock Market as a Financial Risk

Overview Developed nation policymakers will not likely have to deal with a US stock market decline that precipitates a global downturn. Most likely, guided by active, informed markets and sound go…

November 27, 2001

Agricultural Policy
Across the Rubicon

Overview The world's agricultural system stands at the shores of a technological Rubicon. On the near side, where most farmers toil today, new strains of crops are still largely the product of con…

December 14, 2001

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Bolstering the Maritime Weak Link

presented before the United States Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs Room 342, Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. Hearing on “Weak Links: Asses…

December 14, 2001

Defense and Security
Preserving Open Borders in the Post-September 11 World

presented before the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) “Study of North Am…

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.