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August 21, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Is Buffett Worried About Municipal Debt?

The Oracle of Omaha is pulling back from a multibillion dollar bet on the solvency of more than a dozen states (WSJ). Warren Buffett decided to terminate credit default swaps (CDSs) issued by Berkshi…

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February 8, 2012

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Buffett Wants to Pay Higher Taxes—on Less Than 1% of His Income

In a now-famous August 14, 2011 New York Times op-ed, billionaire Warren Buffett called for tax rates to be raised “immediately on taxable incomes in excess of $1 million, including, of course, di…

Buffett Wants to Pay Higher Taxes—on Less Than 1% of His Income

April 23, 2015

United States
Warren Weinstein, R.I.P.

Today President Obama announced that the American hostage Warren Weinstein had been killed by an American drone strike last January, presumably in Pakistan. Here is part of the White House statement…

September 18, 2018

United States
The United States Air Force Celebrates Its 71st Birthday Today

The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 71 years-old today. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially founding a …

Air Force Birthday 2018

April 17, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Senate Stalls Buffett Rule

The Senate failed to muster the sixty votes necessary to advance the debate on the proposed “Buffett Rule” (TheHill). The mostly party line 51-45 vote comes after the Obama administration stepped up …

President Obama awards the Medal of Freedom to Warren Buffet at a White House ceremony on February 15, 2011. (Larry Downing/Courtesy Reuters)

June 10, 2015

Trade
How Warren Would Expand Trade With Asia

Over the past half century changes in trade infrastructure, such as the growth of container shipping and increases in the size of ports and canals, have had a huge effect on expanding international t…

A container ship sails underneath the Bridge of the Americas in the Panama Canal in Panama City August 14, 2014 (Rafael Ibarra/Reuters).

July 5, 2018

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

NATO is girding up for what some believe is a new Cold War with Russia, but President Trump’s criticism of longtime allies has unsettled the twenty-nine-member bloc.

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February 26, 2018

Trade
The Real Game Trump Is Playing on NAFTA

He isn’t negotiating. He’s stalling for time.

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

March 4, 2002

United States
The ’Axis of Evil’: Warren Bass

On January 29 in his first State of the Union address, President Bush described Iran, Iraq and North Korea as an “axis of evil” that needed to be targeted by the United States, drawing criticism from…

September 4, 2002

CFR News
Council’s Warren Bass Promoted to Senior Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy and Middle East Studies

Contact: Lisa Shields, Director of Communications, 212-4349888 August 27, 2002 – Council on Foreign Relations President Leslie H. Gelb has promoted Warren Bass to senior fellow in U.S. foreign…