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September 30, 2005

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Getting Serious About the Twin Deficits

Overview Twenty years ago, the United States was the world’s largest creditor nation, unsurpassed in its ownership of assets outside of its borders, even after deducting what foreigners owned insi…

February 16, 2007

Bolivia
Bolivia on the Brink

Overview Three years ago, the Council on Foreign Relations launched a commission to examine U.S. policy in the Andean region and the Colombian conflict. The result, Andes 2020: A New Strategy f…

June 1, 2006

India
U.S.-India Nuclear Cooperation

Overview The recent nuclear deal concluded between the Bush administration and the government of India has highlighted tensions between two widely held American foreign policy objectives: strength…

November 15, 2006

Intellectual Property
Reforming U.S. Patent Policy

Overview The conversation on American competitiveness is often intertwined with the conversation on innovation. The liberalization of trade and the increasing influence of emerging markets such…

April 2, 2007

Immigration and Migration
The Economic Logic of Illegal Immigration

Overview Immigration reform is one of the most divisive issues confronting U.S. policymakers. The rise in the number of illegal immigrants in the United States over the past ten years—from five…

March 16, 2007

Trade
The United States and the WTO Dispute Settlement System

Overview The Doha negotiations have stalled since last summer, and, as the November elections in the United States highlighted, American advocates of economic nationalism are growing in strength. …

June 22, 2007

Labor and Employment
The Case for Wage Insurance

Overview The openness of the United States to trade and technological innovation, as well as the flexibility of its labor market, has fueled impressive growth. In such an economy, workers are…

May 7, 2007

International Organizations
Reform of the International Monetary Fund

Overview The International Monetary Fund’s purpose and scope of work have changed dramatically since its founding after World War II. Whereas at first the Fund aimed to maintain monetary and ex…

November 26, 2007

Climate Change
Climate Change and National Security

Overview Climate change presents a serious threat to the security and prosperity of the United States and other countries. Recent actions and statements by members of Congress, members of the U…

March 12, 2009

Economic Crises
Lessons of the Financial Crisis

Overview A new report from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Lessons of the Financial Crisis, calls for major economic reforms, both to avoid fueling excessive corporate and individual borro…