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February 21, 2014

Intelligence
You Might Have Missed: U.S.-China Relations, Olympics, and Intelligence Assessments

Rear Admiral John Kirby, “Department of Defense Press Briefing with Rear Admiral Kirby in the Pentagon Briefing Room,” Department of Defense, February 20, 2014. Q:  I’d like to ask you about this Hu…

Russia Olympic Flags

November 16, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Mauritania’s Uncertain Position in Face of President’s Extended Recuperation

This is a guest post by Geoff Porter, an analyst with North Africa Risk Consulting, Inc. (NARCO). He is a specialist in North Africa and the Sahel. One month ago, Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould …

 Supporters carry a poster of coup-leader Abdelaziz in Mauritania's capital Nouakchott 07/08/2008.

March 8, 2013

United States
You Might Have Missed: Threat Inflation, Transparency, and Drone Strikes

James Kitfield, “Outsourcing the Fight Against Terrorism,” National Journal, March 7, 2013. In Iraq and Afghanistan, where U.S. officers honed the tactics they teach here (Baker did several combat t…

Dempsey

February 23, 2006

Iraq
Iran’s Goals in Iraq

Iran continues to raise concerns in Washington that it is intent on destabilizing postwar Iraq. Most recently, U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad accused Iran of meddling in Iraqi affairs by financing …

April 12, 2012

Education
U.S. Education Reform and National Security: Report of a CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force

Task Force co-chair Joel I. Klein and member Margaret Spellings discuss the findings and recommendations of the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report on U.S. Education Reform and National Secur…

April 12, 2012

Education
U.S. Education Reform and National Security: Report of a CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force

Independent Task Force reports are consensus documents that offer comprehensive analysis and policy prescriptions for major U.S. foreign policy issues facing the United States, developed through priv…

April 27, 2011

Maternal and Child Health
CFR Report Argues U.S. Prioritization of Family Planning Can Significantly Reduce Maternal and Child Deaths and Abortions in Developing World

“Women today are recognized as critical to reducing poverty, boosting economic growth and agricultural productivity, promoting environmental sustainability, and raising healthy and well-educated c…

May 26, 2010

Global
International Competitiveness and Education: A Conversation with Arne Duncan

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan speaks about the importance of education to U.S. global competitiveness.

May 26, 2010

Global
International Competitiveness and Education: A Conversation with Arne Duncan

Recent studies have concluded that the United States continues to fall behind other countries in student achievement, particularly in the areas of math and science. Please join Secretary of Education…

February 23, 2009

Monetary Policy
China’s record demand for Treasuries (and all US assets) in 2008

This is Brad Setser once again. Thanks to both Rachel Ziemba and Paul Swartz for filling in for me last week. I rather enjoyed not having to write a post every day ... China has now released dat…

China’s record demand for Treasuries (and all US assets) in 2008