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April 18, 2000

First Steps Toward a Constructive U.S. Policy in Colombia—Press Release

Washington, D.C., March 23, 2000--Senator Bob Graham (D-Fla.) and former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft, the chairs of a blue-ribbon independent task force on Colombia, today urged Congres…

October 11, 2000

United States
Graham-Scowcroft Task Force Releases Colombia Report

October 12, 2000 - Colombia’s rampant lawlessness, insecurity and corruption represent one of the major threats to democracy and economic progress in Latin America. The stakes are that high, accordin…

April 17, 2009

Zimbabwe in Crisis

Watch experts detail Zimbabwe's current political and economic situation, and prospects for the country's future in the wake of the Southern African Development Community support for a multibillion-d…


April 17, 2009

Zimbabwe in Crisis

Speakers:Walter H. Kansteiner, IIIResident Senior Fellow, The Forum for International Policy; Former Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, U.S. Department of State Tom McDonaldEquity Partner, Bak…


May 3, 2012

Defense and Security
The World Next Week: France Votes, Putin Returns, North Korea May Test, and Clinton Visits India and Bangladesh

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the second and final round of France’s presidential elections; Vladimir Putin’s return as president of Russia; a possible North Korean n…


February 20, 2013

Fossil Fuels
The Carbon Price Equivalent of Blocking Keystone XL

In an exchange about the Keystone XL pipeline earlier today, NASA’s Gavin Schmidt made an important point: “Many things can raise the effective carbon price: tax, cap-and-trade, regulatory action (me…

May 1, 2013

What to Expect From the ECB

I’d like to think that the ECB will surprise us tomorrow with a package that includes both a rate cut and measures to increase the flow of credit to the periphery.  That could produce a meaningful ea…

What to Expect From the ECB

May 31, 2013

You Might Have Missed: Drone Transparency, Cyber Warfare, and Syria

Michael Riley, “How the U.S. Government Hacks the World,” Bloomberg Businessweek, May 23, 2013. The men and women who hack for the NSA belong to a secretive unit known as Tailored Access Operations…

November 22, 2013

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Afghanistan, Threat Deflation, and Signature Strikes

“The Uses of Force,” Economist, November 23, 2013. “It’s too easy to use force,” says Admiral Mike Mullen, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “It’s almost the first choice.” “Securit…

Pakistan Drone Strike

December 6, 2013

You Might Have Missed: Snowden, Homeland Security, and Drone Strikes

Karen Parrish, “Hagel Arrives in Bahrain for Speech at Dialogue,” American Forces Press Service, December 5, 2013. Hagel noted during a press conference yesterday that even as it focuses more attent…

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