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January 8, 2003

United States
Rewards from China’s Integration into the WTO Far Outweigh Risks for Both the United States and China, Concludes Council-Sponsored Independent Task Force

October 11, 2001 – Both the United States and China will run risks as Beijing moves ahead with membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO), but the potential payoffs for both countries are well …

April 4, 2011

Fossil Fuels
Is The Obama Energy Plan Really That Bad?

Daniel Ahn wrote a post here last Friday voicing strong disappointment with President Obama’s big energy speech. Here’s the core of his argument: “President Obama’s speech on energy given Wednesday …

March 21, 2011

Economics
Markets vs Governments in Energy Policy

I started reading Dani Rodrik’s engaging new book, The Globalization Paradox, last week. Rodrik makes his core point early and often: Too many policymakers and economists assume that markets and gove…

March 8, 2011

Fossil Fuels
(Some) Speculators Are People Too

Here’s an iron rule of oil politics: when gasoline prices go up, calls to crack down on speculators increase alongside them. The current situation is no exception. Some who are calling for an SPR rel…

March 24, 2011

Two Additions to CFR’s Energy Roster

I’m thrilled to share the news that Atul Arya and Daniel Ahn have joined CFR as adjunct fellows for energy. This is part of a broader ramping up of CFR’s work on energy and security, about which I’ll…

April 12, 2012

Fossil Fuels
An Anti-Speculative Frenzy

I was worried that my defense of speculation in the oil market, published this week on ForeignAffairs.com, was late to the game, but my timing turned out to be right on. Just yesterday, an op-ed appe…

January 7, 1995

Americas
Success or Sellout

The U.S.-North Korean Agreed Framework of October 1994 holds the potential for resolving the Nuclear proliferation threat from the North, promoting stability on the Korean Peninsula, and furthering N…

April 9, 2012

South Korea
The April 2012 South Korean National Assembly Elections: A Window to South Korea’s Political Future

2012 is a year of elections in the Republic of Korea (ROK). National assembly elections, which occur every four years, and the presidential elections, which occur every five years, will both be held …

The April 2012 South Korean National Assembly Elections header

May 16, 2012

South Korea
South Korea’s National Assembly Elections and the Presidential Electoral Landscape

South Korea’s National Assembly elections were supposed to shape the landscape for December’s presidential contest; instead, the parliamentary outcome seems to have muddied the waters.  The unanticip…

Election officials count the ballots of the parliament elections in Seoul. (Courtesy Reuters/Lee Jae-Won)

April 9, 2012

South Korea
South Korean National Assembly Elections: Setting the Stage for the Presidential Race

South Korean voters go to the polls on April 11 to choose a new National Assembly. I invited Ma Sang-yoon of the Catholic University of Korea and currently a visiting scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Ce…

Han Myeong-sook and Rhyu Si-min