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March 26, 1999

Afghanistan
Testimony on the Situation in Afghanistan Before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Recent Events and Political Actors in AfghanistanFor policy recommendations, see text of oral testimony1. INTRODUCTION: SUMMARY OVERVIEW1On August 8, 1998, the Taliban (Islamic student) movement of A…

March 26, 1999

Afghanistan
Statement on the Situation in Afghanistan Before the Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs

Mr. Chairman, thank you for this invitation, and thank you for your continuing work to focus attention on Afghanistan. I have brought a written submission for the record providing background in…

July 1, 1999

Walter Hochschild Study Group on Governance Mechanisms for a Global Economy

The last fifty years have seen a progressive erosion of the Bretton Woods economic and regulatory compromise between international liberalism and domestic autonomy. While much has been written on the…

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…

December 29, 1999

Conflict Prevention
Calming the Ferghana Valley

Of all the regions of the former Soviet Union, Central Asia is potentially one of the most explosive and certainly one of the least understood. It is also growing rapidly in importance to U.S. nation…

February 17, 2000

Asia
The Perils of Being No.1

Overview The cumulative impact of U.S. global and regional policies and behavior, a broad regional trend of emerging, multi-faceted national self-assertiveness, and regional economic dynamics add …

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. …

July 24, 2000

United States
CFR Study Calls for ’Open Marketplace’ with Japan Backed by Assertive Trade Policy

July 28, 2000 --- The next American president should challenge his Japanese counterpart to launch a joint initiative to create a U.S.-Japan "open marketplace"— free of tariffs, with minimal regulator…

September 6, 2000

Fossil Fuels
The Asian Energy Factor

Read an excerpt of The Asian Energy Factor. Does Asia's mushrooming demand for energy—half of the growth in global demand—portend a future of skyrocketing oil prices and regional conflict over inc…

September 8, 2000

United States
National Missile Defense: Test Failure and Technology Development

September 8, 2000—Mr. Chairman, members of the Subcommittee, I appreciate the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the critical issue of National Missile Defense (NMD) technology develop…