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July 6, 2005

China
Worrying about debt to China

Jesse Eisinger has a nice Long and Short column exploring CNOOC’s bid for Unocal in the Wall Street Journal. I liked this quote from Lehman’s Ethan Harris:The Cnooc bid "strikes people that we really…

July 31, 2006

Israel
The Current Conflict in the Middle East

Watch Israeli Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres discuss the current crisis with Hezbollah and the broader geopolitical environment in the Middle East.

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June 5, 2006

Iraq
The Emerging Shia Crescent Symposium: Is Shia Power Cause for Concern?

ETHAN S. BRONNER:  Welcome to the second part of this three-part examination of the rise of Shiism and the Shia crescent in the Middle East.   I’m Ethan Bronner.  I’m the deputy foreign editor of th…

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July 31, 2006

Israel
Shimon Peres

UPDATED - Vice Prime Minister Peres will speak from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.**Please note new time.** 11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Beverage Reception12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Meeting1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Buffet LuncheonSeat…

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July 25, 2006

United States
Congress and the Administration Should Not Overreact to Limit Foreign Direct Investment in the U.S.

Responding to recently proposed Congressional legislation in the wake of the Dubai Ports World controversy, a new Special Report argues that the “Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States …

October 11, 2006

United States
U.S. Energy Dependence Undercutting U.S. National Security, Council Task Force Warns

America’s dependence on imported energy increases its strategic vulnerability and constrains its ability to pursue foreign policy and national security objectives, finds a Council-sponsored Independe…

October 12, 2006

United States
National Security Consequences of U.S. Oil Dependency

Through most of the 1990s energy supplies were plentiful and prices were low. The Economist speculated about the political consequences of a world in which oil declined to $5 per barrel. U.S. foreign…

July 25, 2006

Capital Flows
Foreign Investment and National Security

Overview The Dubai Ports World controversy has shed light on the tensions between Congress and the executive branch over the appropriate balance between foreign investment and national security. …

April 9, 2007

Immigration and Migration
Congress’s Proposed Guest Worker Program Deeply Flawed, Finds New Council Report

While immigration policy reform is long overdue, the solutions now being considered by Congress are unlikely to solve the problem, says a new Council Special Report. By creating a guest worker scheme…