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January 1, 1998

Competitiveness
Exporting U.S. High Tech, Facts & Fiction About the Globalization of Industrial R&D

Overview The United States is a country of innovators. Its higher education system and entrepreneurs are respected worldwide for their contribution to research and development. Yet in many domains…

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January 1, 1998

Intellectual Property
Pirates on the High Seas

Overview U.S. trade is increasingly dependent on high-technology and innovation-intensive goods. Companies like Microsoft, Merck, Tommy Hilfiger, or Disney represent very different parts of the U…

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February 15, 2000

Radicalization and Extremism
The Foreign Policy of the Central Asian Islamic Renaissance Party

Overview The Islamic Renaissance Party (IRP), Hizb-i Nehzat-i Islami in Persian/Tajik, and Islam Uyghonish Partyasi in Uzbek, is a recent movement with few historical roots. Its members are young …

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March 24, 2000

Colombia
First Steps Toward a Constructive U.S. Policy in Colombia

Introduction and Executive Summary In November 1999, the Council on Foreign Relations and Inter-American Dialogue established an independent task force to review and offer recommendations on U.S. …

April 1, 2000

China
China, Nuclear Weapons, and Arms Control

Few challenges loom as large on the U.S. foreign policy agenda as the effective management of relations with the People's Republic of China (PRC). This is a perennial challenge, given China's central…

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December 1, 1999

Emerging Markets
Building the Financial Infrastructure for Middle Class Emerging Economies

Overview The export-led growth model for emerging economies is driven by their need to service external debt and build foreign exchange reserves. It has foundered in the aftermath of financial cri…

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April 19, 2001

Health Policy and Initiatives
Why Health Is Important to U.S. Foreign Policy

Read an excerpt of "Why Health Is Important to U.S. Foreign Policy." Overview The United States can gain significant domestic and international advantages by placing health squarely on its fore…

March 13, 2001

Agricultural Policy
Trade, Science, and Genetically Modified Foods

Read an excerpt of "Trade, Science, and Genetically Modified Foods." Overview The scientific breakthrough of genetically modified (GM) food has generated enormous political controversy while de…

August 24, 2001

Immigration and Migration
Rethinking the Line

600 luminaries, including Texas Governor Rick Perry and Governor Tomas Yarrington of Tamaulipas, Mexico gathered in Edinburg, Texas on August 22 to chat up the border. The agenda of the U.S.-Mexico B…

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April 20, 2002

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Red-Teaming the Data Gap

Introduction This paper outlines the information technology requirements of an effective Homeland Defense strategy against further al-Qaeda terror strikes within the United States. It highlights t…