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February 14, 2011

United States
The U.S. Budget’s Tightrope Act

The White House’s proposed budget for FY2012 tries to balance spending cuts with investment to boost competitiveness. CFR experts examine how well it handles deficit reduction, defense, foreign aid, …

January 25, 2011

United States
Obama’s Call For American Revival

President Obama’s State of the Union focused on spurring economic growth and innovation but fell short on deficit reduction, argues CFR’s Sebastian Mallaby. The stress on domestic over foreign policy…

December 1, 2010

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Will WikiLeaks Hobble U.S. Diplomacy?

The WikiLeaks revelations aren’t likely to do lasting damage, but CFR experts say they will make it harder to collaborate with governments such as Pakistan, hurt sensitive relationships, and hinder t…

November 3, 2010

Indonesia
President Obama’s Asian Agenda

What will Obama focus on during his upcoming Asia trip? CFR experts Evan Feigenbaum, Joshua Kurlantzick, Scott Snyder, Edward Alden, and Sheila Smith discuss the agendas for India, Indonesia, South K…

July 21, 2010

Russia
Debating the New START Treaty

With the U.S. Senate set to consider ratification of President Obama’s new nuclear nonproliferation strategy, four experts assess the strengths and weaknesses of the New START agreement.

June 11, 2010

Fossil Fuels
Reducing U.S. Oil Consumption

The worst oil spill in U.S. history, still growing in the Gulf of Mexico, has intensified debate about alternative fuel options. Here, four experts discuss how to reduce U.S. oil consumption.

April 14, 2010

China
Is China a Currency Manipulator?

Six experts debate whether the Obama administration’s approach to China’s currency policy is the right one, and why.

March 17, 2010

Israel
U.S.-Israel: Unsettled Relationship

CFR experts assess the causes for the U.S.-Israeli divisions over the settlements issue, citing everything from diplomatic bungling to Obama administration aims to destabilize the Israeli coalition.

March 8, 2010

United States
The Immigration Economy

Four experts debate whether Obama’s immigration reform plan, including an expanded path to legalization, would help or harm U.S. workers and economic growth.  

January 28, 2010

United States
The Tricky Path to U.S. Revival

President Barack Obama’s first State of the Union address focused heavily, as expected, on domestic economic recovery and reasserting U.S. competitiveness. Six CFR experts noted different aspects of …