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September 29, 2005

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Perceptions of U.S. Public Diplomacy

This publication is now archived. IntroductionOne of the most commonly heard questions after the events of September 11 was: “Why do they hate us?” Four years later, anti-Americanism, particularly in…

November 17, 2006

Sanctions
UN Sanctions: A Mixed Record

Despite a spotty record of effectiveness, Western states continue to promote UN sanctions in cases ranging from North Korea to Iran. But the UN Security Council is more divided than ever about implem…

October 3, 2008

Elections and Voting
Foreign Policy Brain Trusts: McCain Advisers

Sen. John McCain’s Republican presidential campaign has a group of foreign policy advisers reflecting both realist and neoconservative views of the world.

November 19, 2008

China
Financial Crisis May Worsen Poverty in China, India

The global financial crisis threatens to hamper poverty alleviation efforts in India and China, responsible for lifting the largest numbers of the world’s poor out of extreme poverty.  Political or s…

January 28, 2009

Global
Sovereign Wealth Funds

A primer on government funds charged with investing currency reserves for profit.

February 18, 2009

Economic Crises
The U.S. Economic Stimulus Plan

President Obama has signed one of the largest rescue packages since the Great Depression to revive the U.S. economy. Economists warn of the need to keep spending targeted, timely, and temporary.

April 1, 2009

International Organizations
Twenty Agendas at G-20

A short summary of each of the G-20 member’s objectives for the April summit in London.

July 7, 2009

United States
Economic Challenges for Climate Change Policy

President Barack Obama says he will seek vigorous climate-change policy. Efforts to curb greenhouse gases pose considerable economic pitfalls, as well as opportunities.

July 16, 2009

Health Policy and Initiatives
Lessons in Universal Health Insurance Models

As the United States looks to reform its health care system and expand access to the uninsured, countries that have moved toward universal health care may offer lessons.

March 9, 2010

Monetary Policy
The Stimulus Report Card

The Obama administration says its 2009 stimulus package saved jobs and boosted growth, but Republicans and some economists worry it dampened consumer and business spending and added to long-term debt.