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June 18, 2003

Afghanistan
Afghanistan: Are We Losing the Peace?

The United States successfully toppled the Taliban in the Afghan war, but it is in danger of losing the peace following the conclusion of that war. Without greater international support for the trans…

September 18, 2003

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Finding America’s Voice

The world’s opinion of the United States and of U.S. policy has plummeted in the wake of the war in Iraq. The resulting widespread anger, fear, and mistrust, warns this timely report of the independe…

September 18, 2003

United States
Public Diplomacy Steps Taken Since 9/11 Not Enough; Council Task Force Urges the Bush Administration to Counter America’s Deteriorating Image as Anger at U.S. Deepens Post-Iraq War

September 18, 2003 - World opinion of the United States and U.S. policy has plummeted in the wake of the U.S.-led war in Iraq. The resulting widespread anger, fear, and mistrust, warns the Council-s…

October 30, 2003

India
New Priorities in South Asia

South Asia may be halfway around the globe from the United States, but what happens there—as the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda tragically underscored—can affect all Americans. Aft…

September 29, 2004

Economic Crises
Bailouts or Bail-ins?

Roughly once a year, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the U.S. Treasury secretary, and, in some cases, the finance ministers of other G7 countries get a call from the f…

October 5, 2004

Global
The IMF and G-7 Need to Better Tailor Crisis Interventions: Misdirection, Miscalculations, and Politics Producing Poor Results

October 5, 2004 - Roughly once a year, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the U.S. treasury secretary, and in some cases, the finance ministers of other G-7 countries get…

December 19, 2004

Plaza, or Louvre?

The 1985 Plaza accord sought to drive the dollar down; the 1987 Louvre sought to keep the dollar from falling further. There is growing talk of a new Plaza in the US -- though not in the circles tha…

February 3, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: The War’s First Days

This publication is now archived. Did the war with Iraq begin as expected?No. Pentagon officials had said before the war started on March 19 that it would begin with an intense "shock and awe" assaul…

February 24, 2005

Monetary Policy
An Asian OPEC?

A less kind headline might be "Asian policy makers meet, agree to continue manipulating foreign exchange markets" Still, this Bloomberg article (link thanks to Calculated Risk) suggests that there ma…

August 16, 2005

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Well, the 2005 fiscal deficit looks good …

I'll leave it to others (Brookings, Goldman, CBPP, DeLong with some help from Concord Coalition) to transform the CBO forecast into realistic projections.  Manipulating the CBO long-term budget f…