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February 14, 2002

Middle East and North Africa
Harnessing Trade for Development and Growth in the Middle East

Overview Many observers of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) believe the lack of economic prospects and poverty in the everyday life of people in the region contribute to extremism, and perh…

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October 1, 2000

Colombia
U.S. Interests and Objectives in Colombia

Overview Colombia today faces a profound national crisis, more wrenching than any in its history. Political and criminal violence are endemic, fueled by enormous profits from the illegal drug trad…

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March 22, 2010

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Seeking Nuclear Security Through Greater International Coordination

Overview In April 2009, U.S. president Barack Obama identified nuclear terrorism as the gravest threat to the United States. But debates in the main decision-making bodies in Vienna and New York r…

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August 31, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
The Global Regime for Terrorism

This page is part of the Global Governance Monitor. Scope of the Challenge September 11, 2001, shocked the international system, changing global perspectives on both the threat of terrorism and…

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September 15, 2011

Security Alliances
The United States and India: A Shared Strategic Future

Overview The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Aspen Institute India (Aii) have cosponsored a U.S.-India Joint Study Group to identify the shared national interests that motivate the United S…

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March 14, 2012

Labor and Employment
After Manufacturing

Overview No state was struck harder by the loss of manufacturing employment than North Carolina. But while some parts of the state were able to shift into more competitive sectors, others have bee…

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September 10, 2012

Immigration and Migration
Latino Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Overview Latino immigrant entrepreneurs are making important yet largely overlooked contributions to the U.S. economy. With expanding Latino markets at home and abroad, their economic impact is se…

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October 15, 2012

Trade
Freeing the Global Market

Overview One of the most worrisome trends in international trade is the growing use of government-imposed anticompetitive market distortions (ACMDs) in advanced developing countries. The distortio…

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May 8, 2013

United States
Resilient American Values

Overview Despite an extended period of economic difficulty, Pew Research Center pollsters Andrew Kohut and Michael Dimock show that Americans' core values and beliefs about economic opportunity, a…

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January 27, 2014

Fossil Fuels
Implications of Reduced Oil Imports for the U.S. Trade Deficit

Robert Lawrence shows that, absent other changes in the economy, benefits from declining oil imports for the long-term U.S. trade deficit have been overstated.

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