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September 17, 2015

Vatican City
The Pope’s Soft-Power Push

Pope Francis will use his upcoming high-level visits to the U.S. and UN to press the concerns of the poor and marginalized, says expert Kenneth Himes.

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May 20, 2013

U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks in front of the "national debt clock" in New Hampshire, September 2012 (Brian Snyder/Courtesy Reuters.) Learning About Growth from Austerity

MILAN – In a recent set of studies, Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff used a vast array of historical data to show that the accumulation of high levels of public (and private) debt relative to GDP h…

June 2, 2010

Deterring a Nuclear Iran

Overview From a military perspective, what would be required for a containment scheme to successfully deter a nuclear Iran? In this Working Paper, sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York…

July 31, 2014

Wars and Conflict
A Tutsi woman passes between a guerilla from the Rwandan Patriotic Front on the left and a wounded man on the right, Rwanda, May 1994 (Courtesy Reuters). Prosecuting Sexual Violence Offenders after Conflict

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Sigrid von Wendel, who edits t…

October 20, 2008

Elections and Voting
HBO History Makers Series: Kenneth M. Duberstein

Watch Kenneth M. Duberstein, former chief of staff to President Reagan, discuss his six years in the Reagan White House.

October 20, 2008

Elections and Voting
HBO History Makers Series featuring Kenneth M. Duberstein

The Home Box Office History Makers Series focuses particular attention on the contributions made by a prominent individual at a critical juncture in international relations. Recent speakers in the se…

August 13, 2012

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange react to the latest interest rate decision of the Federal Reserve (Brendan McDermid/Courtesy Reuters). Morning Brief: Why Do U.S. Treasury Rates Remain Low?

Despite the looming fiscal cliff, and mounting debt, the United States continues to enjoy low borrowing costs, perhaps because the rest of the world has great troubles (WSJ). Economist Kenneth Rogoff…

February 7, 2012

Morning Brief: Obama Likely to Sign FAA Funding Bill

President Obama is expected to sign legislation that will support federal aviation programs (NYT) through 2015, ending five years of stopgap financing. The bill includes about $16 billion a year for …

June 19, 2003

Naked Tropics

Read an excerpt of Naked Tropics. In this volume, distinguished historian Kenneth Maxwell, Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for inter-American Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations…