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March 24, 2000

Colombia
First Steps Toward a Constructive U.S. Policy in Colombia

Introduction and Executive Summary In November 1999, the Council on Foreign Relations and Inter-American Dialogue established an independent task force to review and offer recommendations on U.S. …

December 10, 2002

Financial Markets
Building a Transatlantic Securities Market

Overview This authoritative report urges a United States-European Union accord on transatlantic exchange access to jump-start integration of each side’s mammoth securities market. According to the…

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September 1, 2006

Trade
U.S. Trade Strategy: Free Versus Fair

Overview Trade is an issue of growing importance that lies at the intersection of two of the biggest concerns facing the American people: the economy and foreign policy. Today, trade policy affect…

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May 16, 2008

Food and Water Security
Food Failures and Futures

Overview The cost of food is soaring, threatening many poor countries with famine. Among the most acute cases is Myanmar, where Cyclone Nargis has rendered an estimated 1.5 million homeless and…

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April 7, 2008

Fossil Fuels
Smart Countries, Foolish Choices

Overview Intuition tells us that oil-rich countries are not friendly to the United States, and that entreprenurial—or “smart”—countries are not endowed with oil. In this Center for Geoeconomic …

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July 30, 2008

Trade
Trade Liberalization

Overview The news that the Doha Round of the World Trade Organization has broken down in Geneva has made many Americans pessimistic about the future of multilateral trade agreements. Politicians o…

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February 19, 2009

Financial Markets
A New Information Infrastructure for Financial Markets

Overview Information about prices and quantities of assets lies at the heart of well-functioning capital markets. In the current financial crisis, it has become clear that many important actors—bo…

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April 1, 2009

Financial Markets
Reforming Capital Requirements for Financial Institutions

Overview This Working Paper, the second in a series from the Squam Lake Working Group distributed by the Center for Geoeconomic Studies, argues that regulators consider systemic effects when setti…

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April 1, 2009

Economic Crises
An Expedited Resolution Mechanism for Distressed Financial Firms

Overview This Working Paper, the third in the Squam Lake Working Group series distributed by the Center for Geoeconomic Studies, recommends support for a new regulatory hybrid security that will e…

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April 29, 2009

Financial Markets
A Systemic Regulator for Financial Markets

Overview Financial regulations in almost all countries are designed to ensure the soundness of individual institutions, principally commercial banks, against the risk of loss on their assets. This…

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