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February 1, 1998

Trade
Promoting U.S. Economic Relations with Africa

In 1997, Washington paid unprecedented attention to Africa and its continental rebirth. Both then-First Lady Hillary Clinton and then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright toured the continent. Presi…

February 27, 2004

Iraq
101st Commander Sees ’A Lot of Reasons’ for Optimism in Iraq

Major General David H. Petraeus, the recently returned commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), which fought its way to Baghdad and then administered northern Iraq for nearly a year, …

July 12, 2007

Economics
In memorium: Velma Setser

My grandmother passed away earlier this week, after a long and healthy life.  I’ll resume posting on economic and financial issues on Monday. My grandmother lived to be 95 – and had the good fortune …

October 14, 2002

Americas
Hearing on U.S. Policy in the Andean Region

U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control Washington, D.C. September 17, 2002 This transcript has not been edited. WITNESSES: RICHARD L. ARMITAGE, Deputy Secretary of Sta…

September 17, 2008

Americas
The Closing of the American Border

In his new book, Edward Alden goes behind the scenes to tell the story of the Bush administration's struggle to balance security and openness in the wake of the worst ever attack on U.S. soil. Base…

February 5, 2009

China
Still plenty to worry about ...

Macroman reports that there is a bit of optimism in the air about China right now. Loan growth was strong in January. Steel prices have picked up a bit. The latest Chinese purchasing managers …

Still plenty to worry about ...

April 19, 2006

Trade
The Uneasy U.S.-Chinese Trade Relationship

Trade relations between the United States and China have provided enormous benefits to both countries. But a growing U.S. trade deficit, China’s regulation of its currency, and concerns over intellec…

January 16, 2014

United States
Economic Policy After the Omnibus

With the 2014 omnibus budget bill nearing completion, U.S. Treasury secretary Jacob Lew outlines his economic policy priorities for the coming year with John Bussey of the Wall Street Journal.

January 16, 2014

United States
Economic Policy After the Omnibus

With the 2014 omnibus budget bill nearing completion, U.S. Treasury secretary Jacob Lew outlines his economic policy priorities for the coming year with John C. Bussey of the Wall Street Journal.

May 16, 2014

Italy
Political Dialogue and Institutional Reform Needed to Resolve the Crisis in Ukraine

With Italy preparing to assume the presidency of the European Union in July, Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini joins Lally Weymouth of the Washington Post to discuss current Italian diploma…