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July 19, 2005

Calculated Risk might want to start looking at the Netherlands

Calculated Risk has long argued that those wanting to peer into crystal ball and see the future of the US economy should look at Britain -- since Britain’s housing boom started before the US boom, an…

January 23, 2006

Humanitarian Intervention
CFR Task Force on U.S. Policy Toward Africa

Council on Foreign RelationsNew York, NYSOLEDAD O’BRIEN:  Good evening, everybody, thanks for being with us.  We certainly appreciate it.  I want to welcome you to today’s Council on Foreign Relatio…

January 23, 2006

Humanitarian Intervention
More Than Humanitarianism: A Strategic U.S. Approach Toward Africa

5:30-6:15 p.m. Cocktail Buffet6:15-7:30 p.m. MeetingMembers may bring a guest to this event.

April 4, 2005

United States
Ready for a $900 billion current account deficit?

$900 billion -- 7.2% of expected 2005 US GDP -- sounds extreme.But it is not entirely implausible.Assume oil stays at $55 a barrel or more for the remainder of the year. In that case, the higher oil…

March 3, 2006

Russia
Sestanovich: Russia’s Attitude toward Iran Seen Decisive in Measuring Policy

The project director of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Independent Task Force report on U.S. policy toward Russia says a major test of Moscow’s relations with the West will be how it handles the t…

December 31, 2005

United States
Some things I got (more or less) right

Unfortunately, this list is a bit shorter than the list of things I got wrong.  Still, I think my crystal ball got a few things right.The rise in China's current account surplus.  I - influenced …

September 28, 2006

Pakistan
The Future of the United Nations

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Meeting

September 28, 2006

Pakistan
The Future of the United Nations

Watch Shashi Tharoor, the UN undersecretary general for communications and public information, discuss his candidacy for UN secretary general.

September 25, 2006

Pakistan
Pervez Musharraf

6:30 – 7:00 p.m.Reception7:00 – 7:55 p.m.Meeting7:55 – 8:15 p.m.Reception and Book Signing*Please note special time.*

September 25, 2006

Pakistan
A Conversation with Pervez Musharraf

Watch Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf discuss his new memoir, terrorism, and U.S.-Pakistan relations.