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June 18, 2003

Afghanistan
Afghanistan: Are We Losing the Peace?

The United States successfully toppled the Taliban in the Afghan war, but it is in danger of losing the peace following the conclusion of that war. Without greater international support for the trans…

October 30, 2003

India
New Priorities in South Asia

South Asia may be halfway around the globe from the United States, but what happens there—as the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda tragically underscored—can affect all Americans. Aft…

June 28, 2006

United States
Global Health and the Gates Foundation

In a short time, the Gates Foundation has established a reputation as an innovative, effective donor to global health causes. A $30 billion gift from Warren Buffett is expected to dramatically expand…

December 23, 2008

Iraq
U.S. Security Agreements and Iraq

Iraqi lawmakers approved new ground rules for the U.S. troop presence, including a U.S. withdrawal by 2011. But questions about the accords’ legal longevity remain.

October 7, 2009

Congresses and Parliaments
Pakistan: Beyond the War on Terror

Watch Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistan's minister of foreign affairs, examine U.S.-Pakistan relations and critical political, economic, and security issues in the region.

October 7, 2009

Congresses and Parliaments
Pakistan: Beyond the War on Terror

Join Minister Qureshi for a discussion of U.S.-Pakistan relations and to examine critical political, economic, and security issues in the region. 

February 8, 2012

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Buffett Wants to Pay Higher Taxes—on Less Than 1% of His Income

In a now-famous August 14, 2011 New York Times op-ed, billionaire Warren Buffett called for tax rates to be raised “immediately on taxable incomes in excess of $1 million, including, of course, di…

Buffett Wants to Pay Higher Taxes—on Less Than 1% of His Income

March 7, 2012

Infrastructure
U.S. Rail Infrastructure

Rail infrastructure is a critical component of a transportation network capable of helping the United States compete in global markets. Efforts to expand and modernize U.S. rail, particularly to incl…

April 5, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Debate Over JOBS Act’s Benefits and Risks

Today, President Obama is expected to sign the JOBS Act (CSPAN).  The bipartisan measure is intended to ease financing for growing startups by reducing regulatory and disclosure requirements.  Two se…

President Obama signed the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act yesterday, and is scheduled to sign the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS) Act today. (Jason Reed/Courtesy Reuters)

August 21, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Is Buffett Worried About Municipal Debt?

The Oracle of Omaha is pulling back from a multibillion dollar bet on the solvency of more than a dozen states (WSJ). Warren Buffett decided to terminate credit default swaps (CDSs) issued by Berkshi…

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