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September 4, 2001

Energy and Climate Policy
Strategic Energy Policy Update

At the start of President Bush’s first term in office, Vice President Dick Cheney chaired a high-level government task force on energy, several months after the Council on Foreign Relations released …

April 1, 2004

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
The Terrorist Threat in Africa

Testimony before the House Committee on International RelationsSubcommittee on AfricaHearing on “Fighting Terrorism in Africa” By Princeton N. LymanRalph Bunche Senior Fellow and…

January 24, 2005

Palestinian Territories
HBO History Makers Series: Ehud Barak

New York, N.Y. [Note: the transcript begins in progress.] MORTIMER ZUCKERMAN:— [Ehud Barak] organized the Israeli military to take into account much of the transformation in military technology…

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November 21, 2004

Capital Flows
The Times is overselling the impact of the Iraq debt deal

Getting agreement from the Paris Club creditors to write off 80% (in stages) of the $40 billion or so that Iraq owes them is no doubt a good thing -- not the least because it lets the US (and Iraq) p…

August 5, 2005

Capital Flows
China, the US and the geopolitics of oil

The CNOOC Unocal saga is over. But CNOOC's ambitions remain: Energy market experts now expect Cnooc, which is controlled by the Beijing government, to explore opportunities throughout the Asia-Pa…

November 30, 2005

China
China-U.S. Energy Policies: A Choice of Cooperation or Collision

8:30-9:00 a.m. Breakfast Reception9:00-10:00 a.m. Meeting

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September 9, 2005

United States
Interview with Raymond Offenheiser on Katrina relief efforts

Relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina have been plagued by poor communication and uneven distribution of goods and services, says Raymond Offenheiser, president of Oxfam America. “It’s…

January 6, 2005

Financial Markets
Already Conventional Wisdom?

It seems like Asian central bank support for the Treasury market -- and other fixed income markets -- has become part of the conventional wisdom recently. We know Bill Gross has long worried about t…

May 18, 2005

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Better Communications Efforts Can Significantly Improve America’s Image in the Muslim World, Says New Council Special Report

May 18, 2005— Focus groups in three Muslim countries— Egypt, Indonesia, and Morocco— show better communication could change opinions and reduce widespread anti-Americanism, concludes a Council Specia…

December 13, 2005

Capital Flows
C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series on International Economics: Fear of Offshoring

The C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series on International Economics is presented by the Corporate Program and the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies. 7:45 am Breakfast

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