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November 27, 2001

Agricultural Policy
Across the Rubicon

Overview The world's agricultural system stands at the shores of a technological Rubicon. On the near side, where most farmers toil today, new strains of crops are still largely the product of con…

June 24, 2002

Global
Genetically Modified Foods can Feed the World’s Hungry

U.S.-EU Trade Disputes Threaten the Development of Foods That Could Feed the World’s Hungry and Protect the Environment Contact: Lisa Shields, Director of Communications, 212-434-9888 …

June 15, 2004

Global
Testimony by Lee Wolosky Concerning the Second Report of an Independent Task Force on Terrorist Financing Sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations

U.S. Senate Committee on Governmental AffairsLee S. WoloskyCo-Director, Independent Task Force on Terrorist FinancingOf Counsel, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLPAdjunct Professor, Columbia UniversityMad…

June 15, 2004

Saudi Arabia
Bipartisan Panel Commends U.S. and Saudi Efforts to Disrupt Terrorist Financing, But Says More Progress Needed

June 15, 2004 - Citing recent efforts on the part of the United States and Saudi Arabia to halt terrorist financing, a Council-sponsored independent task force report released today concludes that, d…

June 15, 2004

Global
Update on the Global Campaign Against Terrorist Financing

While “al-Qaeda’s current and prospective ability to raise and move funds with impunity has been significantly diminished . . . al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations still have ready access to f…

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January 15, 2005

Economics
Latest speech of FRBNY President Tim Geithner

I pay a certain amount of attention to what New York Federal Reserve President Tim Geithner has to say just because he was my boss at the Treasury and the IMF (noted in the spirit of full blog disclo…

June 28, 2005

United States
C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series on International Economics: A Progressive Case for Open Markets

The C. Peter McColough Roundtable Series on International Economics is presented by the Corporate Program and the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.

June 22, 2005

Capital Flows
The joys of being a creditor nation

China is on track to add between $250 and $300 billion to its reserves this year. That is a lot of money. Enough to have an impact on global bond markets. Enough to buy several oil companies. As…

June 29, 2005

Capital Flows
Selling off little pieces of yourself

If the US wanted to fund its current account deficit by selling equity, it would need to sell off the equivalent of 40 Unocal’s a year -- whether Chinese state firms, European firms, Japanese insurer…

May 16, 2005

Middle East and North Africa
A New Beginning

Overview Focus group research in Morocco, Egypt, and Indonesia has shown that it is possible to improve the image of the United States in the Muslim world. Although many Muslims are angry at wh…

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