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February 6, 2013

Fossil Fuels
Using Oil Taxes to Improve Fiscal Reform

Overview Economists have long argued that taxing oil consumption would be the most efficient way to address U.S. vulnerability to overpriced and unreliable oil supplies. Yet energy taxes are a thi…

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February 4, 2011

Financial Markets
Improving Energy Market Regulation

Overview Highs and volatile energy prices have driven the regulation of commodity financial markets to the forefront of the U.S. and G20 policy agendas, including the upcoming 2011 G20 meeting in …

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September 21, 2012

South Korea
Where the Center Holds: The 2012 Election in Korea and U.S.-ROK Relations

Because the Republic of Korea (ROK) has a single-term, five-year presidency, presidential election cycles in South Korea rarely coincide with those of the United States. But nearly simultaneous elect…

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April 16, 2009

Pakistan
From AfPak to PakAf

Overview President Obama publicly unveiled his administration's policy toward Afghanistan and Pakistan in March 2009. In this Policy Options Paper, CFR Senior Fellow Daniel Markey analyzes the Oba…

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November 9, 2012

South Korea
South Korea Seeks to Balance Relations with China and the United States

In August 2012, South Korea (the Republic of Korea, or ROK) and China celebrated their twentieth anniversary of diplomatic normalization. During the past two decades, the two states have advanced the…

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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 …

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April 17, 2008

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Counterterrorism Trip Report

Overview Daniel Byman traveled to Israel and Jordan in March -- a time of crisis in the Middle East. During Byman's trip, Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired rockets against the Israeli …

October 2, 2012

Global Governance
The Irony of Global Economic Governance

Overview The 2008 financial crisis posed the biggest challenge to the global economy since the Great Depression and provided a severe "stress test" for global economic governance. States rely on a…

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November 15, 2012

Grand Strategy
Democratic Internationalism

Overview In this International Institutions and Global Governance Working Paper, Daniel Deudney and G. John Ikenberry trace the history of liberal internationalism and find that the existing U.S. …

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September 22, 2011

China
Managing Instability on China’s Periphery

Overview China's growing global engagement and presence has increased the number of conceivable places and issues over which it could find itself at odds with the United States, but potential deve…

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