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January 8, 2003

United States
Rewards from China’s Integration into the WTO Far Outweigh Risks for Both the United States and China, Concludes Council-Sponsored Independent Task Force

October 11, 2001 – Both the United States and China will run risks as Beijing moves ahead with membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO), but the potential payoffs for both countries are well …

October 20, 2010

China
Checking China’s Territorial Moves

How should Washington react to increasing signs of Chinese assertiveness in its neighborhood? Four CFR experts counsel firmness and engagement with China, and intensified ties between the United Stat…

January 14, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Friday File: Hu Is Coming

U.S. President Barack Obama meets China's President Hu Jintao in Seoul. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Chinese President Hu Jintao comes to Washington next week for his first vi…

U.S. President Barack Obama meets China’s President Hu Jintao in Seoul

December 30, 2010

China
The Top 10 Asia Events of 2010

A man looks a screen outside a United Overseas Bank branch in Singapore's financial district on October 31, 2008. (Vivek Prakash/Courtesy Reuters) The Great Foreign Policy Reveal Chalk up 2010 …

 man looks a screen outside a United Overseas Bank branch in Singapore’s financial district on October 31, 2008.

March 24, 2011

Politics and Government
Campaign 2012: Hello Tim Pawlenty (Update)

Tim Pawlenty speaks to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on February 19, 2010. (Joshua Roberts/courtesy Reuters) On Monday TWE welcomed Tim Pawlenty into the 2012 GOP presid…

Tim Pawlenty speaks to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on February 19, 2010.

April 7, 2011

Politics and Government
The World Next Week: The Budget Battle Showdown

John Boehner (R-OH) and Harry Reid (D-NV) walk together after speaking with President Obama about the continuing budget negotiations on April 7, 2011. (Joshua Roberts/courtesy Reuters) The World Nex…

John Boehner (R-OH) and Harry Reid (D-NV) walk together after speaking with President Obama about the continuing budget negotiations on April 7, 2011.

June 3, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: The Afghanistan Debate Heats Up

A U.S. Marine watches an evening storm gather above an outpost in Helmand province in Afghanistan. (Finbarr O'Reilly/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Next month President Obama will likely anno…

A U.S. Marine watches an evening storm gather above an outpost in Helmand province.

April 12, 2010

United States
Reading Ramo on China--why he’s right and wrong

This past weekend, I happened to come upon an article on Time.com by my good friend Joshua Ramo (“Hu’s Visit: Finding a Way Forward on U.S.-China Relations,” April 8, 2010). It is a great piece, not …

Reading Ramo on China--why he’s right and wrong

December 3, 2010

Nigeria
Cheney, the Niger Delta and Cote d’Ivoire

A couple of things: If you are curious, yes, I am watching  the ongoing Halliburton case in Nigeria that reportedly involves former vice president Dick Cheney. However, before I weigh in on how…

Cheney, the Niger Delta and Cote d’Ivoire

May 5, 2011

The World Next Week: The Arab League, the Debt Ceiling, and Chatting with China

The National Debt Clock, which hangs from a building near Times Square in New York. (Joshua Lott/courtesy Reuters) The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I talked about the scheduled mee…

The National Debt Clock, which hangs from a building near Times Square in New York.