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March 9, 2006

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
The Continued Vulnerability of the Global Maritime Transportation System

Written Testimony before a hearing of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, United States House of Representatives on “Foreign O…

December 16, 2005

United States
Is the world ready to finance a $1 trillion US current account deficit?

Judging from the capital inflow into the US in October, I guess the answer is yes.  And I suspect the US may well give the world a chance to add $ 1 trillion to its dollar portfolio next year.  That …

September 29, 2005

United States
Budget and Current Account Deficits Jeopardize U.S. Influence, Warns Council Special Report

Hurricane Costs Exacerbate Problem and Underscore Need to Curtail Government Spending and Raise Tax RevenuesSeptember 29, 2005—The United States must confront the alarmingly high federal budget and c…

October 6, 2005

Economics
The Port of New Orleans, once again

It seems that George Friedman of Stratfor is right: it is hard to operate a port without a city.  The Port of New Orleans is open, but hardly operating at full capacity.   From the New York Times: Mo…

September 21, 2006

Climate Change
Climate Security: Risks and Opportunities for the Global Economy

Watch British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett and Swiss Re's Jacques Aigrain and Goldman Sachs's Mark Tercek discuss the global political, economic, and financial risks associated with climate cha…

September 21, 2006

Climate Change
Climate Security: Risks and Opportunities for the Global Economy

10:00 - 11:45 a.m.10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Reception10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Meeting*Please note special time.*

September 23, 2005

Disasters
Homeland security expert Frank Cilluffo discusses disaster relief

Frank Cilluffo, associate vice president for homeland security at George Washington University and director of the Homeland Security Policy Institute, talks about federalizing disaster relief, the Po…

May 5, 2006

United States
Verleger: Oil Prices Peaking, But Hurricanes or Other Events Could Send Them Higher

Philip K. Verleger, a well-known expert on the economics of oil, says that the current price of oil, which has dropped below $70 a barrel, has probably peaked for the moment. Yet he warns that any pr…

May 2, 2006

Homeland Security
U.S. Government Failing to Mobilize Private Sector in Homeland Security Efforts, Warns Council Special Report

“The federal government is not doing enough to harness the capabilities, assets, and goodwill of the private sector to bolster our national state of preparedness,” concludes a new Council on Foreign …

March 13, 2007

Energy and Climate Policy
Panacea or Pipe Dream? Energy Policy and the Search for Alternatives

8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast ReceptionA Foreign Policy Mandate? Thirty Years of Oil and Gas8:30 – 9:45 a.m. MeetingDavid Goldwyn, President, Goldwyn International StrategiesJ. Ro…