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February 1, 1998

Japan
The U.S.-Japan Security Alliance in the 21st Century

Overview The issue of the future of U.S.-Japan security ties is an extremely timely one. Events such as the rape incident in Okinawa and massive public demonstrations in Japan against the U.S. tro…

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November 17, 1999

Trade
Who Decides? Congress and the Debate Over Trade Policy in 1934 and 1974

Introduction Governor Adlai E. Stevenson thought trade policy was boring; he once described it as one field where the greatest need is for fresh clichés. He had a point. In the long period that th…

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 9, 2002

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Balkans 2010

Overview Despite years of involvement by the United States and its allies, the Balkans region is suffering from economic stagnation and high unemployment; hundreds of thousands of refugees still a…

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March 13, 2008

Kenya
Policy Options Paper—Kenya

This paper was written by Michelle D. Gavin, adjunct fellow for Africa at the Council on Foreign Relations and former senior U.S. Senate staffer. It was distributed on March 14, 2007, to select membe…

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September 29, 2008

Economic Crises
CFR Forum

Overview The CFR Forum is series of discussions about pressing international issues hosted by CFR fellows. Every few weeks, a different fellow hand picks a group of experts to tackle a new subject…

January 1, 2009

Fossil Fuels
GCC Sovereign Funds

Overview For several years, high oil prices enabled the Gulf Cooperation Council countries to add large sums to their state coffers. Falling oil prices imply that some Gulf countries may need to d…

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September 10, 2009

Financial Markets
The Global Finance Regime

This page is part of the Global Governance Monitor. Scope of the Challenge For twenty-five years, globalization produced unprecedented levels of both economic growth and economic risk. Financia…

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April 5, 2010

Climate Change
The Global Climate Change Regime

This page is part of the Global Governance Monitor. Scope of the Challenge Climate change is one of the most significant threats facing the world today. According to the American Meteorological…

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June 9, 2010

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
How Dangerous Is U.S. Government Debt?

Overview The dollar's status as the world's reserve currency has become a facet of U.S. power, allowing the United States to borrow effortlessly and sustain an assertive foreign policy. But the ca…

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