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January 24, 1995

Managing the Taiwan Issue

One of the highest national security priorities of the United States must be to help reduce tensions over the Taiwan issue. Domestic political trends in the People's Republic of China and Taiwan as w…


September 13, 2005

Drozdiak: Upcoming German Election, ‘Most Important’ in Nearly Forty Years

William Drozdiak, president of the American Council on Germany, and a former foreign editor of the Washington Post, says this Sunday’s parliamentary election in Germany “is probably the most importan…

January 22, 2006

Emerging Markets
Too many currencies? Or too many dollar pegs?

The world has too many currencies.   The dollar is too good a currency not to be shared.    The US has a clear comparative advantage in central banking.   National pride - and a desire to maintain "m…

January 8, 2009

North Korea
Can the United States Cause the Collapse of North Korea? Should We Try?

In this brief analysis, I attempt to answer two questions: Can the United States cause the collapse of North Korea? Should we try? I have proceeded under the assumption that the answer t…

October 19, 2009

China 2025: Panel Three: China’s Security Future

RANDALL SCHRIVER:  .  I have the honor of chairing the panel that addresses security issues.  And we have an excellent panel here to help us do that.  I might say, as a chapeau to this, one thing t…

October 19, 2009

China 2025: Panel III: China's Security Future

Watch experts highlight challenges facing China's security future. This session was part of a CFR symposium, China 2025, which was cosponsored with the Project 2049 Institute.

October 19, 2009

United States
Keynote III: The U.S. and China in 2025

RANDALL SCHRIVER: Okay. If I could have your attention now for our closing keynote address, and since this is our last event of a fairly long day but hopefully an interesting and productive and fr…

May 18, 2010

Thailand and U.S. Policy

Photo courtesy of Reuters/Adrees Latif At this point, the crisis in Thailand has gotten so grave that it verges on civil war and threatens many things, including the democratic gains made over twent…

Thailand and U.S. Policy

August 3, 2010

Elections and Opportunity in Myanmar

U.S. talks with the junta in Myanmar have yielded few results, yet planned elections and a looming crisis in some border regions will force the U.S. to play a larger role, and possibly gain leverage …

July 12, 2010

United States
Where Now for Burma Policy?

Ho New/courtesy Reuters Lost amidst the ongoing tension in neighboring Thailand and the Obama administration’s attempts to build a closer partnership with Indonesia, Washington’s Burma policy appear…

Nobel Laureate Suu Kyi meets U.S. Assistant Secretary of State  Campbell and U.S. embassy charge d’affaires Dinger in Yangon