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March 26, 1999

Afghanistan
Testimony on the Situation in Afghanistan Before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Recent Events and Political Actors in AfghanistanFor policy recommendations, see text of oral testimony1. INTRODUCTION: SUMMARY OVERVIEW1On August 8, 1998, the Taliban (Islamic student) movement of A…

March 9, 2005

United States
HBO History Makers Series: Paul O'Neill

Council on Foreign Relations New York, N.Y. [Note: the transcript begins in progress] PAUL O'NEILL: --Citizens in an enlightened society need to understand that they've not only got to provide…

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July 18, 2005

China
If your reserves are growing by $300 billion a year

China indicated its reserves have increased to $711 billion at the end of June -- up $101 billion from the end of December 2004. Actually, they are up more than that. China transferred $15 billion …

September 16, 2005

Economics
Happy (late) blog birthday

It has been a bit over a year since I started doing this.   I did not anticipate the blog would generate half the audience it has.   I often have focused on relatively obscure topics: the global bala…

October 6, 2006

Iraq
Iraq’s Impact on the Future of U.S. Foreign and Defense Policy: Session 2: The United States, Europe, and Asia

Watch experts discuss the impact of the Iraq war on U.S. alliances with Europe and Asia.

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October 6, 2006

Iraq
Iraq's Impact on the Future of U.S. Foreign and Defense Policy: The U.S., Europe, and Asia (Session 2)

10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Meeting This program has been made possible by a generous gift from Rita E. Hauser.

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December 11, 2006

Financial Markets
The GCC’s dollar peg …

China will have a current account surplus of over $200b this year.  China has about 1.3 billion people.   The GCC countries (Saudi Arabia and the small states on the Gulf) will also have a current ac…

December 11, 2006

International Organizations
Hyde Cites Unfinished Business on UN Reform, Public Diplomacy

The retiring chairman of the House International Relations Committee, Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL), says Washington needs to be tough on reforming the United Nations. He also urges the new Democratic major…

October 6, 2006

Iraq
Iraq's Impact on the Future of U.S. Foreign and Defense Policy: The U.S. and the Middle East (Session 1)

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Reception 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. MeetingThis program has been made possible by a generous gift from Rita E. Hauser.

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September 8, 2006

United States
Council on Foreign Relations Policy Symposium: “Making New York Safer” Session 1: The Terrorist Threat in New York

Watch experts discuss the terrorist threat in New York and the importance of preparing for small-scale

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