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April 26, 2011

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Altman: Solving the U.S. Debt Crisis

Roger Altman, Founder and Chairman of Evercore Partners and former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, discusses the prospects for solving the U.S. debt and deficit with John Bussey, Washington Bu…

September 24, 2018

South Africa
A Conversation with Cyril Ramaphosa

ALTMAN: Good afternoon everyone. Welcome to the Council and welcome to the David Rockefeller Lecture and in particular to some members of Mr. Rockefeller’s family who are with us today. Welcome es…

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January 31, 2017

United States
The State of U.S. Trade Policy

President Donald Trump’s rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has intensified debate over U.S. trade policy and its far-reaching effects.

An employee of the Port of Shanghai surveys its shipping container traffic.

June 16, 2014

Economics
Will the World Cup Actually Help Brazil to Solve Its Problems?

In the lead-up to the World Cup and through the first games, Brazilians have taken to the streets in protest. In this post for Daniel Altman on ForeignPolicy.com, I look at why these demands for chan…

Residents run to celebrate after decorating a street in the colours of Brazil's national flag, ahead of the 2014 World Cup, in the Taguatinga neighbourhood of Brasilia

April 19, 2012

Health Policy and Initiatives
The New Global Health Agenda

Overview The field of global health is witnessing a shift in focus from disease-driven initiatives to projects aimed at increasing the sustainability and strengthening of health systems. A crucial…

July 27, 2011

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
The Dangerous Mirage of Washington Deficit Plans

The rapidly approaching August 2nd deadline, as proclaimed by the U.S. Treasury, for raising Congress’s self-imposed debt ceiling is producing a flurry of deficit-reduction plans – or, more accurat…

The Dangerous Mirage of Washington Deficit Plans

November 8, 2010

United States
Can the U.S. Afford Global Military Supremacy?

America’s share of global military spending is a measure, albeit crude, of its military supremacy. Viewed through this lens, the United States is clearly dominant, accounting for over 40% of the w…

Can the U.S. Afford Global Military Supremacy?

September 11, 2009

United States
Unemployment

In a typical post-war recession, recovery would be well under way after twenty-one months. This time around, all that has emerged is limited optimism over ‘green shoots.’ Although conditions in fin…

2009.9.4.Unemployment

November 21, 2011

Americas
Latin American Lessons for the European Debt Crisis

http://youtu.be/vQRiLrQ4kC0 To view this video on YouTube, click here. The Council on Foreign Relations just released a great conversation on the Latin American lessons for the European debt crisis…

September 22, 2017

Mexico
A Conversation With Luis Videgaray Caso

Secretary Videgaray Caso discusses the future of U.S.-Mexican relations and the challenges facing President Peña Nieto's administration. 

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