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March 26, 1999

Afghanistan
Testimony on the Situation in Afghanistan Before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Recent Events and Political Actors in AfghanistanFor policy recommendations, see text of oral testimony1. INTRODUCTION: SUMMARY OVERVIEW1On August 8, 1998, the Taliban (Islamic student) movement of A…

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 …

April 20, 2002

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Red-Teaming the Data Gap

Introduction This paper outlines the information technology requirements of an effective Homeland Defense strategy against further al-Qaeda terror strikes within the United States. It highlights t…

December 9, 2002

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Balkans 2010

Overview Despite years of involvement by the United States and its allies, the Balkans region is suffering from economic stagnation and high unemployment; hundreds of thousands of refugees still a…

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December 9, 2002

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Without Sustained EU-U.S. Action, Balkans Face Serious Social, Economic Instability, Warns New CFR Task Force, Balkans 2010

December 9, 2002— After a decade of extensive involvement and peacemaking in the Balkans, the United States and its allies are winding down their commitment to the region. At this critical juncture, …

June 6, 2005

Economics
So will the proliferation of hedge funds end with a bang or a whimper

The number of hedge funds is about the only thing that has been rising faster than the price of residential real estate (at least in some markets). Probably not a coincidence: hedge funds and real e…

April 5, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Iran's Nuclear Program Symposium: Policy Options for the United States

Council on Foreign RelationsNew York, NY RICHARD HAASS: Why don’t we get started? This is—I’d say this is the clean-up position, except it’s only batting third. We also have the somewhat unenviable …

April 5, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Iran's Nuclear Program Symposium: Policy Options for the United States

Watch a discussion on what the United States should do in response to Iran developing a nuclear program, and Iran's likely responses to each policy option. Part three of a three-part symposium.

February 3, 2006

China
Not the usual way to describe your biggest creditor …

According to the Financial Times, the Pentagon sees China as the United States greatest potential rival."China has the "greatest potential to compete militarily" with America in the future, but the U…

September 11, 2006

Defense and Security
HBO History Makers Series with Samuel R. Berger

5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Reception 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Meeting