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January 28, 2003

Iraq
General Bernard E. Trainor Sees War with Iraq Starting by Mid-March and Ending with Quick U.S.-led Victory

Bernard E. Trainor, a retired three-star Marine general and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, says a war against Iraq could start in the period from late February to the middle of…

June 15, 2004

Global
Update on the Global Campaign Against Terrorist Financing

While “al-Qaeda’s current and prospective ability to raise and move funds with impunity has been significantly diminished . . . al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations still have ready access to f…

September 10, 2005

Conflict Prevention
In the Wake of War

This Council-sponsored, independent Task Force points out that nation-building is not just a humanitarian concern, but a critical national security priority that should be on par with war-fighting an…

February 5, 2006

United States
Is national income accounting biased against the US?

In a fake news classic, Rob Corddry and Jon Stewart of the Daily Show once pondered how to report "the facts" when "the facts themselves were biased."  Michael Mandel seems to think the facts are bia…

April 24, 2006

RGE pays my salary, not the IIE — and I am not exactly a true believer in dark matter

Patrick Smith seems to be based in Hong Kong, so I guess I can forgive him for thinking I work for the IIE (the Institute for International Economics).  The IIE is a great place, but they , alas, don…

September 11, 2006

Wars and Conflict
Iraq: Democracy or Civil War

Prepared Testimony before the House Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats, and International RelationsMr. Chairman: Thank you very much for the opportunity to appear before this subcomm…

April 4, 2007

China
U.S.-China Relations

No relationship will be as important to the twenty-first century as the one between the United States, the world’s great power, and China, the world’s rising power. China’s development is directly tr…

December 10, 2007

Conflict Prevention
Symposium on the Future of Conflict Prevention: Session 3: Challenges Ahead

Watch experts discuss strategies for preventing conflict in the years ahead, with particular regard to weak or failing states.

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…