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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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August 24, 2001

Immigration and Migration
Rethinking the Line

600 luminaries, including Texas Governor Rick Perry and Governor Tomas Yarrington of Tamaulipas, Mexico gathered in Edinburg, Texas on August 22 to chat up the border. The agenda of the U.S.-Mexico B…

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June 19, 2002

Transnational Crime
The Potential Impact of Homeland Security Reorganization on Federal Law Enforcement Activities

Statement of Stephen E. Flynn, Ph.D. Commander, U.S. Coast Guard (ret.) Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies Council on Foreign Relations sflynn@…

March 17, 2003

Defense and Security
The Role of Border Technology in Advancing Homeland Security

Written Testimony beforea joint hearing of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism, and Government Informationandthe U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on BorderSecurity…

August 6, 2003

North Korea
Romberg: A ’Reasonable Shot’ a U.S.-North Korea Deal Will Emerge

Alan D. Romberg, a former principal deputy director of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff in the Clinton administration and an expert on Asian affairs, says he believes that there is …

March 23, 2004

United States
Rethinking the Role of the U.S. Mexican Border in the Post-9/11 World

Written Testimony before a hearing of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate on “U.S.-Mexico: Immigration Policy & The Bilateral Relationship” Stephen E. F…

January 15, 2005

Economics
Latest speech of FRBNY President Tim Geithner

I pay a certain amount of attention to what New York Federal Reserve President Tim Geithner has to say just because he was my boss at the Treasury and the IMF (noted in the spirit of full blog disclo…

April 5, 2005

Intelligence
Betts: Negroponte Must Assert Leadership as Intelligence Czar Over Pentagon Agencies

Richard K. Betts, the Council’s top expert on intelligence, says the newly named director of national intelligence (DNI), John D. Negroponte, will inherit an espionage bureaucracy that has been “demo…

November 9, 2005

United States
Responding to the Threat of Global, Virulent Influenza

Chairman Lugar, Senator Biden, and distinguished members of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. I am honored to appear before you this morning to discuss our nation’s response to…

September 16, 2005

Elections and Voting
Afghan Expert Rubin: Despite Security Problems ‘Large Turnout’ Expected for Parliamentary Elections Sunday

Barnett R. Rubin, a well-known expert on Afghanistan, says that despite a worsening security situation recently, the Afghan people “are really eager to vote and there will be a large turnout” in that…