Multilateral Agreement on Investment
International flows of private investment have risen sharply in recent years.
G7 Summit: 1997
The G-7 was formed in 1975 to provide an informal forum for coordination of economic policy among leaders of prominent industrialized nations.
Executive Excess 1997: CEOs Gain From Massive Downsizing
The fourth annual CEO pay report finds that once again, CEOs win and workers lose.
After the cold war, Albania became a country of strategic importance to the United States.
Export Promotion Programs
Washingtons increasing focus on promoting international investment and trade is evident in the smorgasbord of assistance offered to U.S. exporters.
Warfare vs. Welfare: Subsidies to Weapons Exporters
In the rush to pass tough spending cuts, Congress and the Clinton administration are avoiding making an obvious choice: welfare over warfare.
In the immigration debate, free marketers square off against cultural conservatives on the right side of the political spectrum; while on the left, civil rights and ethnic advocacy groups oppose environmentalists and job protectionists.
U.S.-Nicaraguan relations have been rocky ever since the end of the U.S.-sponsored war against the Sandinista government.
Hidden Costs of NATO Expansion
Expansion of the NATO military alliance is proceeding rapidly despite an overwhelming lack of public or congressional debate.
For the cold war generation, U.S. foreign policy toward the Asia/Pacific region was simple, straightforward, and secure.
The absence of a coherent U.S. foreign policy agendaexcept in the expansion of exports and investments to promising new marketsleaves U.S. policy decisions at the mercy of old and new prejudices, while ad hoc response to crises becomes more the norm than the exception.
U.S. Oil Policy in the Middle East
Securing the flow of affordable oil is a cornerstone of U.S. Middle East policy.
Two sometimes divergent, sometimes convergent streams of U.S. policy have played an influential role in defining the economic and political system of Haiti.
Japan: Trade and Security Interdependence
Close trade and security ties bind the U.S. and Japan in a web of interdependence.
In June 1993 Nigerias military, led by General Ibrahim Babangida, annulled election results, thereby blocking the inauguration of the countrys first civilian president in a decade.
As the country in the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) that leads the effort to seek rapid tariffs reductions, Indonesia is the darling of U.S. export industries.
Asia/Pacific Peace and Security Issues
The Asia/Pacific region is the geopolitical center of the struggle for world power.
For many in the U.S., Somalia is viewed as a powerful symbol of United Nations peacekeeping failure.
North American Free Trade Agreement
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) sets guidelines for the elimination of most trade and investment barriers between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico over a 15-year period.
The U.S. military did not foresee an end of the cold war and was caught without a new strategy when the Soviet Union collapsed.