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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. …

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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September 24, 2010

Economic Crises
Eurozone Crisis as Historical Legacy

This essay examines the historical roots of the eurozone crisis, tracing the roots of ongoing political and economic problems back to agreements that were made around German reunification in 1989. …

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September 24, 2010

Economic Crises
The Eurocrisis and the Uncertain Future of European Integration

This essay assesses the need for deeper integration in the European Union, while questioning where the current European leadership has the vision to implement such reforms in the wake of the euro cri…

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September 24, 2010

Europe and Eurasia
A New Reality for the European Union

This essay analyzes recent political and economic trends in Europe, as European Union member states—and Germany in particular—deprioritize the goal of integration. Editor's Note: This essay is par…

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