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December 4, 2003

China
China Expert Says Taiwan Issue Raising Problems in U.S.-China Relations

Elizabeth C. Economy, the C.V. Starr senior fellow and director of Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, says that when President Bush and China’s new prime minister, Wen Jiabao, meet nex…

March 31, 2004

Defense and Security
The Limitations of the Current Cargo Container Targeting

Written Testimony before a hearing of theSubcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce United States House of Representativeson“A Review to Assess Progress with the B…

August 31, 2004

Heads of State and Government
Republican National Convention: Council on Foreign Relations Foreign Policy Discussion

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September 22, 2004

China
Congressional Testimony: China's Environmental Challenges

Statement of Elizabeth C. EconomyC.V. Starr senior fellow and director, Asia studies, Council on Foreign RelationsSubcommittee on Asia and the PacificHouse International Affairs Committee Septe…

August 25, 2004

United States
The Ongoing Neglect of Maritime Transportation Security

Written Testimony by Stephen Flynn before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime TransportationCommittee on Transportation and InfrastructureUnited States House of Representatives on …

December 15, 2004

China
Is China a Google or an Enron?

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January 5, 2005

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Unraveling the mysteries of the Treasury yield curve

If you cannot tell from the title, this is going to be a rather wonky post. Nouriel and I are working on a paper on "Bretton Woods Two," so I have been delving into some data on the Treasury market. …

January 8, 2005

Has the broad dollar fallen enough

A standard rule of thumb, mentioned by Paul Blustein in his excellent look at the impact of a falling dollar on US trade last week, is that a 10% fall in the broad dollar leads to a $100 billion fall…

January 20, 2005

United States
If Asia is financing Europe, who is financing the US?

The global flow of funds in 2003 was pretty easy to figure out once the BIS annual report come out. The US ran a current account deficit of $530 billion. Most other countries - though not Australia…

January 25, 2005

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
When will the bond market wake up

I know, I know, Morgan Stanley’s investors have spoken, and there is no bond market bubble. But the federal government certainly is swimming in a sea of red ink.I hope we have asked the Bank of Japan…