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July 19, 2004

Iran
Iran: Time for a New Approach

The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have positioned American troops along Iran’s borders, making the United States and Iran wary competitors and neighbors who nonetheless possess overlapping interests. …

March 19, 2004

Europe
Renewing the Atlantic Partnership

In the year that has passed since the war in Iraq, the United States and its European allies have done much to repair their relations. Nonetheless, the end of the Cold War, Europe's continuing integr…

January 28, 2005

Global
Transition 2005: World Economic Update Special Edition - The Administration’s Economic In-Box

Speaker: Alan S. Blinder, G. S. Rentschler memorial professor of economics, Princeton University Speaker: R. Glenn Hubbard, dean and Russell L. Carson professor of economics and finance, Columbia B…

June 8, 2005

Middle East and North Africa
In Support of Arab Democracy

A Council-sponsored Task Force says that the United States should support the evolutionary development of democracy consistently throughout the Middle East. It points out that a strategy to promote d…

December 29, 2004

If you cannot beat em, join em

Daniel Gross’s article on the currency preferences of the world’s underworld is too good not to link to. It seems like the world’s drug lords are less willing than the People’s Bank of China to fina…

June 8, 2005

Religion
Bipartisan Task Force Endorses Democracy Promotion

Says U.S. Support for Democracy in the Arab World Marks Historic Change and Represents Unique ChallengeJune 9, 2005—A Council-sponsored Task Force, In Support of Arab Democracy: Why and How, says tha…

June 19, 2005

China
Two articles on China. One good. One not so good.

Reuters has done a nice wrap up of what we know -- and more importantly what we don’t know -- about how China manages its reserves. They correctly note that the TIC data misses so much that it, alon…

May 31, 2005

Russia
John Edwards and Jack Kemp Co-Chair Council Task Force on Russian-American Relations

Former Congressman and Housing andUrban Development Secretary and vicepresidential candidate Jack Kemp, andformer Senator and vice presidentialcandidate John Edwards at the first meetingof the Counci…

November 4, 2005

Elections and Voting
Sestanovich: Azerbaijan Vote Could Turn Violent If ‘Grossly Manipulated’

Stephen R. Sestanovich, a former ambassador-at-large and special adviser to the secretary of state for newly independent states of the former Soviet Union, says the parliamentary elections set for Mo…

August 1, 2005

United States
America Unbound

Winner of the 2003 Lionel Gelber Prize, America Unbound has been lauded for its evenhanded treatment of Bush's foreign policy. Veterans of the Clinton administration's National Security Council staff…