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January 4, 2005

Is the US a generous country?

I am not sure I want to wade into this debate.But I am pretty sure that Carol Adelman did not prove her case in today’s New York Times.Her argument is that aid flows are being privatized, and if you …

May 27, 2005

United States
Bretton Woods Two and Trade Politics

The interest rate on the 10 year Treasury note is somewhere between 4.0-4.1% -- and the US seems to be having no trouble financing its current account (or its budget) deficit right now. The risk of…

May 27, 2005

Economics
Housing bubbles, the great plains and the coast

Not all parts of America are enjoying a housing bubble. $65,000 will buy a brick home with three bedrooms and a two car garage in Stafford Kansas, though maybe not ten acres of prairie as well. Low…

May 6, 2005

Economics
The Neiman Marcus economy powers on …

Luxury retailers are doing better than retailers that sell to poor folks ... that probably reflects the difference between those who are trying to get by on stagnant wage income in the face of higher…

September 14, 2005

Ukraine
Ukrainian Expert Karatnycky: Despite Political Crisis in Ukraine, Yushchenko and Rival Tymoshenko Likely to Reunite After Next Election

Ukrainian expert Adrian Karatnycky says President Viktor Yushchenko fired his entire cabinet, including his prime minister, the popular Yulia Tymoshenko, to end a brewing political crisis precipitate…

November 9, 2005

United States
Responding to the Threat of Global, Virulent Influenza

Chairman Lugar, Senator Biden, and distinguished members of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. I am honored to appear before you this morning to discuss our nation’s response to…

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…

January 20, 2006

Iraq
Cooper: Reporters in Iraq Increasingly in Danger

Iraq is the most dangerous conflict for journalists since the Vietnam War. More than seventy reporters and media assistants have been killed since March 2003, according to Reporters Sans Frontiers, s…

December 22, 2005

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Memo to John Snow: Do housing bubbles count?

John Snow's latte-drinking budget mythmaking has gotten plenty of (fully warranted) criticism already, but I'll still pile on. Snow argues that the large budget surplus at the tail end of the…

May 1, 2006

Religion
The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs

6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception6:30 - 7:30 p.m. MeetingPlease note special time.This meeting is part of the Religion and Foreign Policy Series.