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December 27, 2006

Monetary Policy
Asian central bank watch, last week of December edition

The reasons why central banks in India and Thailand decided to be more “scrooge” than “santa” this December are coming into clearer focus. Take India.  Before the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) hi…

February 21, 2007

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Zoellick: A Survey of U.S. Diplomacy Abroad

Former Bush administration official Robert Zoellick says China could help break the impasse on Iran.

February 6, 2007

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Samore: Limited Progress Possible on Korea, Iran

CFR Director of Studies Gary S. Samore says the U.S. negotiator at the Six-Party Talks on North Korea appears to be acting with new flexibility.

April 16, 2007

North Korea
Samore: First Phase of Nuclear Accord with N.Korea Likely to Proceed

Gary Samore, a North Korea expert, says he believes Pyongyang will close down its Yongbyon reactor. But he says it will be difficult to proceed further because of North Korea’s continuing desire to b…

March 6, 2007

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Oberdorfer: Nuclear Test Spurred Negotiations

Don Oberdorfer, a leading Korea expert, says “important progress” has been made toward normalization of U.S.-North Korea relations.

March 4, 2002

United States
The ’Axis of Evil’: Warren Bass

On January 29 in his first State of the Union address, President Bush described Iran, Iraq and North Korea as an “axis of evil” that needed to be targeted by the United States, drawing criticism from…

July 18, 2007

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Romberg: North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Key Issue to Be Resolved

Alan D. Romberg, a longtime State Department expert on North Korea, says an important element in the agreement on Pyongyang halting its nuclear activities is the future of nuclear weapons already pro…

October 4, 2007

South Korea
Oberdorfer: On Verge of ‘New Day’ on Korean Peninsula

Don Oberdorfer, an Asia expert who has written a history of North and South Korea, says the latest developments on North Korea indicate that “for once on the Korean peninsula, the stars are in alignm…

November 27, 2007

India
World Energy Outlook 2007: China and India Insights

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April 21, 2008

North Korea
Samore: More Fluid U.S. Stance on N. Korea Nuclear Weapons

Gary Samore, a senior arms-control negotiator in the Clinton administration, says the Bush administration has agreed to a compromise with North Korea on demands for it to confess the extent of its ur…