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June 24, 2010

International Organizations
The World Trade Organization and the Global Economic Crisis

Pascal Lamy will discuss how the global trading system helped to stabilize the global economic crisis and how it can do more. Related Readings: The Vanishing WTO by Marc Levinson Greenberg Center …

May 28, 2008

Mustard Gas

A profile of the chemical agent mustard gas.

November 6, 2013

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Looking Past the Inbox: Report of the Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations

Every year, it seems, a new group of eminences grises issues a report deploring the state of the world and purporting to offer a roadmap out of our predicament. These documents tend to be short on im…

WTO Director-General Lamy looks on during his Commandeur de la Legion d'Honneur award ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris

June 22, 2007

Fast-Track Trade Promotion Authority and Its Impact on U.S. Trade Policy

The looming expiration of U.S. fast-track trade promotion authority could trip up momentum toward trade liberalization, but experts say it won’t necessarily be a step backwards.

January 24, 2013

Defense and Security
The World Next Week: Confirmation Hearings Begin for Obama’s Cabinet Nominees, Biden Visits Europe, and the WTO Searches for Its Next Director-General

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the confirmation hearings for President Obama’s cabinet nominees, Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Europe, and the World Trade Organi…

U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA) testifies at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on his nomination to be secretary of state (Gary Cameron/Courtesy Reuters).

November 14, 2005

United States
Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin Selected to Head the Council’s Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and to Hold the Paul A. Volcker Chair in International Economics

November 14, 2005—Council President Richard N. Haass has named Douglas Holtz-Eakin, current director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the new director of the Council’s Maurice R. Greenberg C…

December 9, 2005

International Organizations
The WTO’s Troubled ‘Doha Negotiations’

This publication is now archived. What are the Doha negotiations?At the November 2001 Ministerial Conference in Doha, capital of the Persian Gulf state of Qatar, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ag…

February 2, 2005

IRAQ: The interim government leaders

This publication is now archived. Who are the new Iraqi leaders?The members of the Iraqi Interim Government (IIG) were appointed June 1 by U.N. Special Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi. They were selected after…

October 28, 2011

Friday File: Do Presidents Matter in Foreign Policy?

Former president George H.W. Bush, President-elect Barack Obama, President George W. Bush, former president Bill Clinton and former president Jimmy Carter (not shown) meet in the Oval Office on Janua…

From L-R, former President George H.W. Bush, President-elect Barack Obama, President George W. Bush, former President Bill Clinton and former President Jimmy Carter meet in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington January 7, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES)

December 13, 2011

Fossil Fuels
The Global Energy Landscape

Experts discuss the energy demands of emerging economies, as well as the stability of oil supply. This meeting is the first in a series of global partnership meetings with the Financial Times.