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April 6, 2005

Monetary Policy
Sometimes, it is worth listening to what policy makers in emerging economies are saying

The Koreans, I suspect, let the cat out of the bag. Korea knows the value of reserves, and the risks of holding too few reserves. Indeed, absent an IMF loan and a last-second deal with their credit…

January 17, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
North Korea's Nuclear Brinkmanship

Council on Foreign RelationsNew York, NY EVANS REVERE: If I could have your attention. Thank you all very, very much for coming today. I think we have a very interesting program for you. I'm Evans R…

June 15, 2006

Political History and Theory
HBO History Makers Series: James A. Baker III

EVAN THOMAS:  Welcome to the Council on Foreign Relations evening with James A. Baker.  I’d like to thank, to start out, Richard Plepler and Home Box Office for making this evening possible.  We’re g…

April 25, 2007

Five observations: all loosely tied to yen and dollar weakness and the swelling coffers of the emerging world

One. Yes, Virginia, exchange rates do matter … Japan’s trade surplus is rising.  Its current account surplus should be rising even more, as its interest income should be increasing too.   The MoF is …


July 23, 2007

First Blackstone, then Barclays …

The alliance between the Chinese state – lest we forget, still a (nominally) communist state -- and the high priests of global financial capitalism is close to complete.    Goldman, Royal Bank o…

September 25, 2008

A Conversation With Michelle Bachelet

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June 25, 2008

Monetary Policy
A tale of two Asias: China, and almost everyone else

Many emerging Asian economies -- Korea, India, perhaps some others -- are now intervening to keep their currencies up rather than trying to hold them down. Raphael Minder of the Financial Times rep…

May 7, 2009

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
The United States and the Future of Global Governance: H1N1 - The Global Response to the Swine Influenza

JAMES TRAUB: (In progress) -- is Laurie Garrett. And now my microphone is on. Welcome to the third session. Let me put my spectacles on so I can read this -- MS. : (Off mike.) TRAUB: The six…

May 7, 2009

Public Health Threats and Pandemics
H1N1: The Global Response to the Swine Influenza

Watch Laurie A. Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, explain the origins of H1N1, the threat it poses, and the actions that should be taken to minimize the pa…