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October 29, 2013

Trade
The Renewing America Interview: Jon Huntsman on the Wisdom of Boosting U.S.-China Economic Ties

Later this week the U.S. Department of Commerce will host its inaugural SelectUSA Summit, an annual convention intended to promote overseas investment in the United States. The sold-out, two-day foru…

Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman (Courtesy Reuters).

April 12, 2017

Monetary Policy
When Did China “Manipulate” Its Currency?

There is no single definition of manipulation, to be sure—so no way of definitively answering the question. Over the last ten or so years, manipulation has been equated with "buying foreign exchange …

When Did China “Manipulate” Its Currency?

June 1, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Profiling Infrastructure Best Practices

The Urban Land Institute and Ernst & Young released their latest annual assessment of global infrastructure, Infrastructure 2012: Spotlight on Leadership. The report looks at how six different U.S. r…

A Los Angeles Metro Gold Line train; in 2008, Los Angeles voters passed a half cent sales tax increase to fund $30 to $40 billion in infrastructure investment over the next 30 years (Reuters Staff/Courtesy Reuters).

February 27, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Remaking the U.S. Tax Code

In the Financial Times, former U.S. Treasury Secretary and Director of the National Economic Council Lawrence Summers writes that 2013 is the year the U.S. tax code should undergo a major overhaul. "…

February 15, 2012

How, and How Not, to Debate The Budget

In our current political climate, the budget of the President is no longer a legislative proposal--it is merely an invitation to debate. And in the aftermath of the release of the budget Monday, we h…

U.S. Treasury Secretary Geithner testifies before the House Ways and Means Committee in Washington (Gary Cameron/Courtesy Reuters).

December 18, 2013

Global
The Decline and Fall of Colonial Vietnam

Fredrik Logevall, winner of the 2013 Arthur Ross Book Award, discusses his prize-winning book, Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam. Logevall traces the long decli…

October 31, 2013

United States
What to Do About U.S. Political Dysfunction

Bob Kaiser and Norm Ornstein explore the roots of the recent government shutdown, the consequences for U.S. foreign policy, and ways to adjust the political process to improve upon the current system.

September 26, 2013

Iran
Hassan Rouhani

Hassan Rouhani, president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, discusses Iranian foreign policy.

April 4, 2013

Australia
A Conversation with Kevin Rudd

Kevin Rudd, who returned as Australia's prime minister, reviewed U.S. interests in Asia with CFR back in April.

March 7, 2013

Iran
The Presidential Inbox: Iran’s Nuclear Program

A panel of experts discuss Iran's nuclear program.