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October 15, 2012

Freeing the Global Market

Overview One of the most worrisome trends in international trade is the growing use of government-imposed anticompetitive market distortions (ACMDs) in advanced developing countries. The distortio…

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October 16, 2012

Corporate Governance
Tackling the Real Barriers to U.S. Business Abroad

The U.S.-China Business Council’s just-released survey on the environment for U.S. companies doing business in China is far more striking for what it doesn’t say than what it does. Of the top ten pro…

Delegates arrive at the eighth World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference in Geneva on December 15, 2011 (Denis Balibouse/Courtesy Reuters).

July 19, 2012

Wars and Conflict
The Complex Ties Among Poverty, Development, and Security

Over the past decade a new conventional wisdom has emerged that security and development are mutually reinforcing, and that long-term security is not possible without reducing poverty and promoting e…


March 8, 2017

United States
Civil-Military Relations in the New Administration

Experts discuss the role of civil-military relations in the development of military advice; evaluate early changes to the national security system under President Trump; and consider possible reforms…

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November 28, 2016

United States
Domestic Security in the Age of ISIS

Experts discuss how the United States can better prepare for and protect the homeland with the growing threat of ISIS-inspired terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

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September 16, 2015

Europe and Eurasia
Assessing NATO's Future

Experts discuss the ability of NATO to adapt given the political and economic realities of its members.

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August 15, 2013

What’s New in U.S.-Israel Plans for Iran’s Nuclear Program?

Two days ago, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, met with his Israeli counterpart, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, chief of the Israeli general staff. Last August, Gen. Dempsey told re…

August 30, 2013

Military Operations
You Might Have Missed: Syria Intervention, WMDs, the "Black Budget”

Barton Gellman and Greg Miller, “U.S. spy network’s successes, failures and objectives detailed in ‘black budget’ summary,” Washington Post, August 29, 2013. The $52.6 billion “black budget” for fis…

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October 7, 2013

A Conversation with Fabian Picardo, Chief Minister, Gibraltar

Please join Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo to discuss the economic and strategic significance of this British Overseas Territory amidst an ongoing sovereignty dispute between Spain and the…

October 7, 2013

A Conversation with Fabian Picardo

Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo discusses the economic and strategic significance of the British Overseas Territory as the sovereignty dispute between Spain and the United Kingdom continues.