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December 1, 1999

Emerging Markets
Building the Financial Infrastructure for Middle Class Emerging Economies

Overview The export-led growth model for emerging economies is driven by their need to service external debt and build foreign exchange reserves. It has foundered in the aftermath of financial cri…

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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. …

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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May 30, 2002

Saudi Arabia
Strengthening the U.S.-Saudi Relationship

Introduction The U.S.-Saudi relationship is based on common interests that are fundamental and critical to both countries. Since September 11, however, many factions on both sides are calling for …

May 15, 2007

Health Policy and Initiatives
Is Male Circumcision the Key to Stopping the AIDS Epidemic?

Introduction The U.S. is in the midst of a five-year, $15 billion commitment to fight AIDS in developing countries. Despite that support, and billions of dollars from other sources, the AIDS pande…

March 30, 2009

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
The Global Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime

This page is part of the multimedia Global Governance Monitor. Scope of the Challenge Nuclear weapons proliferation, whether by state or nonstate actors, poses one of the greatest threats to in…

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December 21, 2009

Oceans and Seas
The Global Oceans Regime

This page is part of the multimedia Global Governance Monitor. Scope of the Challenge Oceans are the source of life on earth. They shape the climate, feed the world, and cleanse the air we brea…

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August 31, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
The Global Regime for Terrorism

This page is part of the Global Governance Monitor. Scope of the Challenge September 11, 2001, shocked the international system, changing global perspectives on both the threat of terrorism and…

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January 13, 2012

North Korea
Leadership Transition in North Korea

On December 17, 2011, Kim Jong-il's seventeen-year rule came to an end as he reportedly succumbed to a heart attack. Nearly fifty hours after the event, the North Korean propaganda apparatus sprang i…

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March 22, 2012

Radicalization and Extremism
SAVE Supporting Document: Becoming a Former

Introduction Google Ideas is the "think/do" tank of Google Inc. We explore issues of social and political complexity where the role of technology—specifically, the Internet and mobile communicatio…