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October 14, 2005

Financial Markets
Are tax breaks for houses at risk?

Last weekend's Los Angeles Times (via the Economist's View) article on Bush's advisory commission made it pretty clear that at least one member of the commission, Charles Rossotti, had  t…

December 22, 2005

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Memo to John Snow: Do housing bubbles count?

John Snow's latte-drinking budget mythmaking has gotten plenty of (fully warranted) criticism already, but I'll still pile on. Snow argues that the large budget surplus at the tail end of the…

April 10, 2007

Global
Verleger: Natural Gas Cartel Could Emerge in Future, But Not Now

Philip K. Verleger Jr., an energy policy expert, says meetings of natural gas exporting countries in Qatar are not likely to be very significant in short term, but in time “could be very significant.”

July 12, 2007

Iraq
Biddle: Stick With ‘Surge’ or Pull Out of Iraq Now

Stephen Biddle, CFR’s top military analyst on Iraq, says the only analytically sound alternatives in Iraq are to either pull out now, or to stick with a revamped “surge.”

February 12, 2008

Global
McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Sovereign Wealth Funds on the Rise: Should We Worry?

The McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics is presented by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and the Corporate Program.

February 12, 2008

Global
McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Sovereign Wealth Funds on the Rise: Should We Worry?

Watch financial experts discuss the geopolitical implications of international sovereign wealth funds buying stakes in companies in the United States and elsewhere.

January 3, 2008

Politics and Government
Are Americans still Anglo-Saxons?

So asks Arthur Goldhammer, who somehow manages to find time to track the latest US polling data as well as Nicholas Sarkozy’s latest romance and the latest French debate on the euro’s global role. …

December 2, 2008

Heads of State and Government
Restoring the Balance: A Middle East Strategy for the Next President

New York City, New York GARY SAMORE:  Well, let's just go ahead and get started.  I want to thank all of you for coming.  I'm Gary Samore, director of studies here at the council, and this event is…

December 2, 2008

Heads of State and Government
Restoring the Balance: A Middle East Strategy for the Next President

Watch experts discuss the recommendations of the new report Restoring the Balance: A Middle East Strategy for the Next President, advocating a new approach in the region, focusing on the Arab-Israel…

September 5, 2008

United States
Obama Economic Adviser Says Reform Trade Policy, Diversify Energy Choices

A top economic adviser to Sen. Barack Obama describes his views on how to harness globalization and energy diversification to improve U.S. fortunes.