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February 1, 1998

Japan
The U.S.-Japan Security Alliance in the 21st Century

Overview The issue of the future of U.S.-Japan security ties is an extremely timely one. Events such as the rape incident in Okinawa and massive public demonstrations in Japan against the U.S. tro…

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November 17, 1999

Trade
Who Decides? Congress and the Debate Over Trade Policy in 1934 and 1974

Introduction Governor Adlai E. Stevenson thought trade policy was boring; he once described it as one field where the greatest need is for fresh clichés. He had a point. In the long period that th…

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 …

March 24, 2000

Colombia
First Steps Toward a Constructive U.S. Policy in Colombia

Introduction and Executive Summary In November 1999, the Council on Foreign Relations and Inter-American Dialogue established an independent task force to review and offer recommendations on U.S. …

July 28, 2000

Japan
A New Beginning

Overview President George W. Bush should challenge his Japanese counterpart to launch a joint initiative to create a U.S.-Japan “open marketplace”--free of tariffs, with minimal regulatory impedim…

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September 1, 2000

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Future Visions for U.S. Defense Policy

Overview Though threats to American security have changed dramatically in the last decade, U.S. defense policy and military forces look a lot like they did during the closing days of the Cold War…

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October 4, 2000

Humanitarian Intervention
Humanitarian Intervention

Overview Americans have spent much time in the last ten years arguing whether to intervene in places like Kosovo, Rwanda, and East Timor—and there will almost certainly be no policy consensus in f…

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April 19, 2001

Health Policy and Initiatives
Why Health Is Important to U.S. Foreign Policy

Read an excerpt of "Why Health Is Important to U.S. Foreign Policy." Overview The United States can gain significant domestic and international advantages by placing health squarely on its fore…

August 24, 2001

Immigration and Migration
Rethinking the Line

600 luminaries, including Texas Governor Rick Perry and Governor Tomas Yarrington of Tamaulipas, Mexico gathered in Edinburg, Texas on August 22 to chat up the border. The agenda of the U.S.-Mexico B…

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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…