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October 1, 1999

Inequality
Growing Apart

Read an excerpt of Growing Apart. Is globalization a major contributor to increasing wage inequality? Growing Apart: The Causes and Consequences of Global Wage Inequality says it is not. Economist…

November 1, 2001

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
How Did This Happen?

In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, one question has been on the mind of every American: “How did this happen?” PublicAffairs and Foreign Affairs came together to publish…

January 7, 2003

United States
Growing Apart: The Causes and Consequences of Global Wage Inequality

For further information contact: April Wahlestedt, Director of Communications (212) 434-9544   October 15, 1999, New York, NY - Is globalization a major contributor to increasing wage inequ…

May 21, 2003

China
Chinese Military At Least Two Decades Away from Rivaling U.S. Forces, Concludes Newly Released Council Task Force Report

May 22, 2003 - China is pursuing a deliberate course of military modernization, but is at least two decades behind the United States in terms of military technology and capability. Moreover, if the …

September 10, 2003

United States
How Did This Happen? Terrorism and the New War

November 15, 2001 - In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11, one question has been on everyone ’s mind: “How did this happen?” This book seeks to answer this question in all its cri…

February 2, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Oil

This publication is now archived. Who controls Iraqi oil?The United States and Britain have some rights to use the oil to fund their occupation, international lawyers say, but Iraq’s oil legally belo…

July 12, 2005

United States
Don’t worry, be happy. Trade deficits do not matter so long as US household wealth is rising

Michael Mandel thinks I am making a big mistake, albeit a very, very common one - worrying about rising US external debt rather than celebrating rising US household wealth. Brad is making the very…

August 1, 2005

China
Summarizing China in one paragraph …

is hard, but James McGregor gave it a go in the Sunday Washington Post: It is difficult to overstate the transformation that has swept China in the past 15 years. To frame it in terms of comparable h…

September 29, 2005

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Perceptions of U.S. Public Diplomacy

This publication is now archived. IntroductionOne of the most commonly heard questions after the events of September 11 was: “Why do they hate us?” Four years later, anti-Americanism, particularly in…

October 27, 2005

United States
Mead: Bush Administration Gets Improving ‘Grades’ in First Year of Second Term’s Foreign Policy

Walter Russell Mead, the Council’s Henry A. Kissinger senior fellow in U.S.foreign policy, says he has noted a significant improvement in the Bush administration’s handling of foreign policy in the f…