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September 11, 2006

China
The Wall Street Journal (finally) takes note: Europe, not the US, explains the recent surge in China’s exports

I was tempted to title this blog “$18.8 billion more reasons for Tyler Cowen, Dan Drezner, Greg Mankiw and a host of others to think the RMB isn’t really undervalued.”  But that would be a bit…

November 10, 2005

China
China’s October trade surplus was hardly small

US: record trade deficit in September.  China: record ($12 billion) trade surplus in October. Don't get me wrong - China's surplus is only a fraction of the US deficit.  Other things are goin…

April 23, 2007

Emerging Markets
Tokyo-Sao Paulo-Rio-New York-Washington …

Plenty of signs suggest that a fair amount of money is leaving Japan to look for higher yields elsewhere.    More and more of those outflows seem to be coming from leveraged investors who borrow yen …

May 3, 2007

Democracy
U.S. Must Strengthen Ties with Angola to Protect Strategic Energy and Security Interests

“Few African countries are more important to U.S. interests than Angola. The second-largest oil producer in Africa, Angola’s success or failure in transitioning from nearly thirty years of war toward…

October 3, 2007

United States
HBO History Makers Series with Brent Scowcroft

TIM NAFTALI:  My name is Tim Naftali.  I'm director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, a new nonpartisan presidential library opened by the National Archives this summer.  Welco…

October 3, 2007

United States
HBO History Makers Series: A Conversation with Brent Scowcroft

Watch Brent Scowcroft, president of The Scowcroft Group, reflect on his years on the National Security Council as part of CFR's HBO History Makers Series.

October 29, 2007

United States
Senator John F. Kerry

RICHARD SALOMON:  Good afternoon.  Can I get your attention, please?  It's a pleasure for me to welcome Senator Kerry and all of you to today's program at the Council on Foreign Relations.Before I i…

October 29, 2007

United States
A Conversation with John Kerry

Watch Senator John Kerry (D-MA) discuss climate change as a U.S. national security threat and the opportunity for the United States to pursue global leadership on the issue.

May 14, 2007

United States
More evidence the world economy isn’t really rebalancing

The current account surplus of the world's big oil exporters is now falling.   At least that is what the IMF believes, with good reason.   All the oil exporters ramped up their spending and inves…