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The Russell C. Leffingwell Lecture Series

The Russell C. Leffingwell Lecture, inaugurated in 1969, was named for a charter member of CFR who served as its president from 1944 to 1946 and as its chairman from 1946 to 1953. This lecture is giv…

January 1, 1998

Americas
Educational Reform in Latin America

Overview During the past five years, most of the countries of Latin America have begun to walk down the path of economic and political reform. A new generation of leaders has implemented tariff re…

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February 1, 1998

Economic Crises
Riding the Tigers

Overview The Asian financial market meltdown and the fierce debate over the U.S. role in a bail-out tend to obscure the huge scale of American exports to the region, currently $200 billion a year…

March 1, 1998

Trade
Future Visions for U.S. Trade Policy

Overview With fast-track trade authority sidetracked, at least for now, experts believe it is time to take a hard look at the alternatives in order to sustain momentum for increasing world trade. …

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March 1, 1998

Financial Markets
Transatlantic Economic Relations in the Post-Cold War Era

This book's American and European authors consider four aspects of the transatlantic economic relationship and its future. Specifically, will conflict or cooperation dominate in the coming years? Wil…

June 1, 1998

United States
The Reluctant Sheriff

It has been several years since the end of the Cold War—and still there is no name for the present era, much less a U.S. foreign policy to replace the obsolete doctrine of containment. The Reluctant …

June 1, 1998

South Korea
Managing Change on the Korean Peninsula

The Korean peninsula remains one of the most heavily armed and dangerous places in the world. Despite its deteriorating economy, North Korea retains a standing army of over one million men and an eno…

July 1, 1998

Russia
The New Russian Foreign Policy

Read an excerpt of The New Russian Foreign Policy. Nothing is more important for the security of Europe and the peace of the world than the foreign policy of the new Russia, which remains the worl…

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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September 16, 1998

Trade
Future Visions for U.S Trade Policy: Council Presents Major Alternatives

May 11, 1998 - With fast-track trade authority sidetracked, at least for now, experts believe it is time to take a hard look at the alternatives in order to sustain momentum for increasing world trad…