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March 14, 2012

Labor and Employment
After Manufacturing

Overview No state was struck harder by the loss of manufacturing employment than North Carolina. But while some parts of the state were able to shift into more competitive sectors, others have bee…

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October 1, 2019

Afghanistan
A Conversation With National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib of Afghanistan

SHINN: Well, I hope you enjoyed your lunch, and we thank you for joining us at the CFR, not just for lunch, but most importantly, for a conversation with Dr. Hamdullah, who is the national security a…

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May 7, 2018

South Korea
South Korea at the Crossroads

Teaching Notes for South Korea at a Crossroads, written by CFR Senior Fellow Scott Snyder

South Korea at a Crossroads Teaching Notes

September 26, 2018

Saudi Arabia
A Conversation With Adel al-Jubeir

COLEMAN: Welcome to the Council on Foreign Relations. I’m Isobel Coleman and it is my great pleasure to be here this afternoon with the minister of foreign affairs from the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, H…

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September 26, 2018

Afghanistan
A Conversation With Abdullah Abdullah

Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah discusses the challenges facing the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, including its fight against terror groups, and his country’s relationship with the United States…

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September 4, 2014

China
Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS

“The various currencies, which were all maintained on a stable basis in relation to gold and to one another, facilitated the easy flow of capital and of trade to an extent the full value of which …

Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS

March 21, 2013

Trade
The Rising Tide: A New Look at Trade, Jobs, and Wages

In the Council on Foreign Relations 2011 Independent Task Force on U.S. Trade and Investment Policy, we noted that many economists had begun to worry that growing U.S. trade with developing countries…

A man rides his motorcycle past shipping containers at the Port of Shanghai (Aly Song/Courtesy Reuters).

December 14, 2012

Corporate Governance
The Folly of State Subsidies, Part Two

A new study released this week by the Pew Center for the States is further proof of the folly of state tax incentives as a way to attract job-creating business – though in its usual even-handed fashi…

A United Airlines airplane at Newark Liberty International Airport (Gary Hershorn/Courtesy Reuters).

September 10, 2012

Infrastructure
To Build America's Future, Compete Aggressively For Investment

I will be traveling to Detroit this week to speak on a panel at the Techonomy conference, which is an annual event normally held in Arizona. It's a gutsy decision by the organizers to shine the spotl…

The skyline of Detroit (Rebecca Cook/Courtesy Reuters).

July 17, 2012

Infrastructure
Reviving the Economy of America's Small Towns: Is It Possible?

DAVIS, WV -- Can American small towns be revived? And is this something governments should even try to be doing? I’ve been pondering these questions on a brief working escape from this year’s especia…

Davis, West Virginia (jmd41280/flickr).