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April 1, 1999

Europe and Eurasia
U.S. Policy Toward Northeastern Europe

During the Cold War Northeastern Europe was a strategic backwater and received relatively little attention in U.S. policy. However, since the end of the Cold War, the region has become an important f…

September 23, 2005

China
Did anything really change with the RMB today?

Widening the trading band around the dollar would be a big deal. Widening the trading bands around other currencies does not strike me as a big deal.  It - in a sense - just makes it easier to sti…

October 18, 2008

Monetary Policy
Where is my swap line? And will the diffusion of financial power Balkanize the global response to a broadening crisis?

Some emerging market central banks have noticed that they – unlike the Bank of Japan, Bank of England, Swiss National Bank and the European Central Bank – don’t have access to unlimited dollar credit…

December 15, 2009

Afghanistan
U.S. Policy in Afghanistan: A Conversation with Richard C. Holbrooke

Following President Barack Obama’s address at the United States Military Academy at West Point last week, join Richard C. Holbrooke for a discussion of U.S. policy toward Afghanistan.

December 15, 2009

Afghanistan
U.S. Policy in Afghanistan: A Conversation with Richard C. Holbrooke

Watch Richard C. Holbrooke, special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, outline U.S. policy toward Afghanistan following President Barack Obama's address at the United States Military Academ…

July 25, 2011

Global
The Challenge of Non-Communicable Diseases

Experts discuss the importance of prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, as well as the need for the United States and the United Nations to play a larger role.

July 25, 2011

Global
The Challenge of Non-Communicable Diseases

This September the United Nations will convene a high level summit on prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic lung diseases, and …

June 15, 2011

Lord Stanley’s Cup Meets Globalization

The Stanley Cup trophy. (Chip East/courtesy Reuters) Globalization meets hockey tonight at 8 PM when the Boston Bruins square off against the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals. A…

The Stanley Cup trophy is seen in the National Hockey League’s store in New York, April 15, 2009. The quest for the Stanley Cup begins tonight with the start of the NHL playoffs. (Chip East/courtesy Reuters)

September 13, 2011

UN Summit on Noncommunicable Diseases

The United Nations logo displayed on a door at the U.N. headquarters in New York. (Joshua Lott/courtesy Reuters) Next Monday the United Nations will host its first ever High-Level Meeting on Noncomm…

The United Nations logo is displayed on a door at U.N. headquarters in New York February 26, 2011. The U.N. Security Council plans to vote on Saturday on a draft resolution that would slap sanctions on Libya’s leaders and refer the recent violence to the International Criminal Court, diplomats said. REUTERS/ Joshua Lott (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

April 19, 2012

Myanmar
U.S. Policy Options Toward Myanmar

Joshua Kurlantzick and Lex Rieffel assess the challenges and opportunities of modifying U.S. political and economic policy toward Myanmar.