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January 7, 2003

Cuba
CFR Cuba Task Force Urges Significant Changes in U.S. Policy

November 29, 2000, Washington, D.C.– In a significant departure from legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by the president last month, a high-level task force of conservatives and liber…

May 7, 2005

Economics
The US economy, in a nutshell?

90s: Hi-tech.00s: Real estate.Check out this nugget from the Washington Post (emphasis added):"Jackpot" is how Ileann Jimenez-Sepulveda describes it. Like Klein, she bought a house in Columbia Height…

August 17, 2005

Economics
It all comes down to oil and houses

Or  more precisely, how long the stimulus from rising house values (and the jobs created building and selling houses) can offset the drag of the (growing) oil tax.  Read John Makin in today's Wal…

October 25, 2005

United States
The Joint Economic Committee

Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to testify before the Joint Economic Committee on the US current account deficit, as part of the panel that followed Dr. Bernanke's testimony. I strongly s…

April 20, 2006

Economics
The world would be a somewhat better place if …

The policy makers gathered in Washington this weekend listened to Martin Wolf's advice.  And skimmed his powerpoints.   Everyone with authority in the global economy read Gian Maria Milesi-Ferret…

May 4, 2006

Vatican City
Pope Benedict’s First Twelve Months

Pope Benedict XVI’s first year has been quiet and at times confusing to his critics. But experts caution against reading too much of a theological shift into the pope’s tranquil beginnings.

September 13, 2006

Drug Policy
Afghanistan’s Role in Iran’s Drug Problem

A rise in drug use in Iran is one overlooked consequence of the surge in opium production in the Taliban-run provinces of southern Afghanistan.

October 16, 2006

United States
Christopher J. Dodd

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

November 27, 2006

Americas
Latin America Elections Update

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Reception6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Meeting

November 30, 2006

Financial Markets
2006, The year of the euro (and pound)

Like many others, I expected that Asian currencies – notably emerging Asian currencies – would appreciate against both the euro and the dollar this year.    That hasn’t happened.  Sure, the RMB ha…