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March 14, 2003

United States
Bobbitt, MacMillan and Power on Short List for Council’s 2003 Arthur Ross Book Award

March 14, 2003 - The Council on Foreign Relations has announced the authors shortlisted for the second annual Arthur Ross Book Awards for the best books on international affairs. The books are, in al…

April 30, 2003

Genocide and Mass Atrocities
Author Samantha Power Wins Council’s Second Annual Arthur Ross Book Award

NEW YORK, April 30, 2003 - Samantha Power, author of “A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide (Basic Books), has won the Council’s second annual Arthur Ross Book Award, the largest U.S…

April 26, 2004

United States
Bush Foreign Policy: Strategically Right but Tactically Wrong, Writes Walter Russell Mead in New Book

April 23, 2004 - In Power, Terror, Peace, and War, Council Fellow Walter Russell Mead, one of the most original writers on U.S. foreign policy, provides a fascinating and timely account of the Bush a…

October 10, 2005

Economics
Kate-Moss-thin credit spreads

I never thought I would ever share space in an article with Kate Moss.   We do not exactly move in the same circles.  But William Pesek somehow found a connection - or a least a vivid metaphor. …

November 3, 2005

Financial Markets
Gerd Hausler is a brave man.

Hausler heads the IMF's capital market division - so he is paid to worry.  And he is not all that worried: "I don't see a systemic crisis" That is a bold thing to say - even if he is right t…

January 30, 2006

Emerging Markets
It is hard to bet on curve flattening when the curve is already flat

Or spread compression when spreads have already compressed. As David Altig kindly noted, I was quoted in Clint Riley's Wall Street Journal story about the impact of a flat yield curve on bank ear…

April 5, 2006

Political History and Theory
Thicker Than Oil: America’s Uneasy Partnership with Saudi Arabia

Council Senior Fellow and Director for Middle East and Gulf Studies Rachel Bronson reveals why the U.S.-Saudi partnership became so intimate and how the countries’ shared interests sowed the seeds of…

May 8, 2006

United States
Tony Judt’s Postwar Wins the Council’s 2006 Arthur Ross Book Award

Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945 (Penguin Press), by Tony Judt, professor and director of New York University’s Remarque Institute, has won the Council’s fifth annual Arthur Ross Book Award fo…

November 16, 2006

Global
Ending Global Poverty

Watch Muhammad Yunus, founder and managing director of the Grameen Bank and recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, discuss the role of microcredit in fighting poverty.

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