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October 22, 2003

United States
Richard L. Garwin, the Council’s Science and Technology Director, to Receive National Medal of Science

October 22, 2003 - The Council’s Philip D. Reed Senior Fellow and Director in Science and Technology Richard L. Garwin will receive a National Medal of Science, the White House announced today. The p…

March 19, 2007

Iraq
IRAQ: The Battle for Falluja

This publication is now archived. What will define victory in the battle for Falluja?The major military offensive under way in Falluja will weaken the Iraqi insurgency by destroying one of its main l…

February 21, 2005

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
The confused conservatives on the Washington Post oped page …

The Washington Post put out an oped on the partial privatization of Social Security over the weekend, which Kevin Drum appropriately jumped on.One item in the oped jumped out at me:The second risk i…

August 24, 2005

Middle East and North Africa
MIDDLE EAST: U.S.-Syrian relations

This publication is now archived. What’s the status of U.S.-Syrian relations?Very strained. They have rarely been good; Washington has long protested Syria’s occupation of Lebanon and accused Damascu…

September 12, 2005

China
Show me the money (really, show me China’s reserves)

China's Alan Greenspan (Zhou Xiaochuan) has indicated China won't roil financial markets with "active composition adjustments of the foreign reserves."  fine.   But any central bank adding ab…

January 30, 2006

Emerging Markets
It is hard to bet on curve flattening when the curve is already flat

Or spread compression when spreads have already compressed. As David Altig kindly noted, I was quoted in Clint Riley's Wall Street Journal story about the impact of a flat yield curve on bank ear…

February 22, 2006

Uganda
Uganda’s Presidential Elections

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s decision to run for a third term in the February 23 presidential election—which he is expected to win—the imprisonment of his main political rival, and the festeri…

April 18, 2007

United States
Soft Power: Democracy-Promotion and U.S. NGOs

The U.S. government has several channels for promoting democracy, but a plethora of independent U.S. organizations with that same mandate also exist, with varying degrees of financial dependency on t…

March 28, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
The Limitations of the Current U.S. Government Efforts to Secure the Global Supply Chain against Terrorists Smuggling a WMD and a Proposed Way Forward

Written Testimony before a hearing of the  Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs United States Senate on “Neutralizing the Nuclear and Radio…

June 26, 2006

Americas
Latin America Update

Watch Latin America experts discuss developments in Latin America over the part year, particularly the Bolivian and Mexican elections.

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