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June 8, 2005

Middle East and North Africa
In Support of Arab Democracy

A Council-sponsored Task Force says that the United States should support the evolutionary development of democracy consistently throughout the Middle East. It points out that a strategy to promote d…

June 8, 2005

Religion
Bipartisan Task Force Endorses Democracy Promotion

Says U.S. Support for Democracy in the Arab World Marks Historic Change and Represents Unique ChallengeJune 9, 2005—A Council-sponsored Task Force, In Support of Arab Democracy: Why and How, says tha…

May 12, 2005

United States
The sustainability of the current account deficit, once again

The market seems to have concluded that there is no need to put any pressure on the US to reduce its large external deficits. The dollar is up, at least against the euro. So is the renminbi for th…

April 11, 2005

United States
Skating on incredibly thin ice

Altogether, the circumstances seem to be as dangerous and intractable as any I can remember, and I can remember quite a lot. What really concerns me is that there seems to be so little willingness o…

April 17, 2005

Economics
Globalization: What’s New?

From the streets of Seattle to corporate boardrooms to new factories in third-world nations, globalization is subject to very different and often explosively divergent interpretations. Where some see…

June 21, 2005

Emerging Markets
Fantasy based opeds in the Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal oped page clearly has discovered the joys of post-modernism. Facts are a social construction -- and inconvenient facts can be changed to fit your preferred narrative.That is…

December 8, 2005

Congresses and Parliaments
Lindsay: Bush Trying to Convince Public Iraq Going Better Than They Think

James M. Lindsay, CFR’s director of studies, says President Bush’s recent public speeches on Iraq policy indicates the president is "trying to make the case to the American public that we are doing b…

February 22, 2006

Peacekeeping
HBO History Maker Series: Terje Roed-Larsen

Watch Terje Roed-Larsen discuss his past and present role in the Middle East peace process as part of the Home Box Office (HBO)-sponsored History Makers Series.

December 1, 2005

Iraq
Feinstein: Bush’s Iraq Speech ‘Watershed Moment’ in Debate on Iraq

Lee Feinstein, a CFR expert on U.S. foreign policy, says President Bush’s November 30 speech on Iraq and the accompanying "National Strategy Plan" for victory in Iraq represented "a watershed moment …

October 4, 2005

Congresses and Parliaments
Rising Partisanship Weakening U.S. Role in the World

Council Study Recommends Steps to Reduce Partisan DivideOctober 5, 2005 — The current climate of partisan politics is weakening U.S. primacy and American leadership, concludes a new report from the C…