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February 10, 2005

United States
America and the World Economy: A Strategy for the Next Decade

Council on Foreign RelationsNew York, N.Y.PETER PETERSON: I have exciting news for you. I want you to turn off your cell phones. You’re also supposed to do something with something called a BlackBer…

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July 26, 2005

Europe
Mining European data

I spent some time over the weekend delving into the Eurozone balance of payments data published by the ECB in its monthly bulletin, looking for insights into the global flow of funds. But to jazz thi…

May 3, 2005

Economics
Specializing in the production of houses

Kash provides a pithy summary of the state of the US economy:"the US economy has slowly been evolving from a goods-producing economy into a house-producing economy"I suspect Calculated Risk would con…

July 30, 2005

United States
Since the US government is unwilling to take any action, the US current account deficit cannot be a problem.

The IMF just published its annual report on the US economy. The report was in some ways remarkably frank.    And it outlined the core policy choice the US government has made, namely, not to do anyth…

September 22, 2005

Monetary Policy
Where are the world’s reserves going?

In my post "has the US outsourced creative thinking about external adjustment to France," I noted that purchases of Treasuries by central banks have fallen off - even though global reserve accumulati…

Where are the world’s reserves going?

August 16, 2005

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Well, the 2005 fiscal deficit looks good …

I'll leave it to others (Brookings, Goldman, CBPP, DeLong with some help from Concord Coalition) to transform the CBO forecast into realistic projections.  Manipulating the CBO long-term budget f…

January 17, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
North Korea's Nuclear Brinkmanship

Council on Foreign RelationsNew York, NY EVANS REVERE: If I could have your attention. Thank you all very, very much for coming today. I think we have a very interesting program for you. I'm Evans R…

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July 28, 2005

United States
Savings is still something other countries do

Which is good, because it looks like the US will need more of the world's savings to finance a pick up in investment.  The US housing market.  Still strong.  Record sales of new homes in June.  …

January 31, 2006

Intelligence
U.S. Intelligence: The Inside Story

Council on Foreign Relations New York, NYDANA PRIEST: Okay. I think we're going to start now, so if everyone could take their seats and turn off your cell phones and BlackBerries and other monitorin…

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February 17, 2006

Defense Technology
New Realities in the Media Age

Watch U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld address the Council on Foreign Relations on the war in Iraq and the challenges of modernizing U.S. forces' communications capabilities in "today's medi…

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