Lee Wins Emmy Award for Crisis Guide

 
The Council on Foreign Relations' online guide to the financial crisis, written by Lee and produced by Michael Moran, Jeremy Sherlick, and MediaStorm, won the 2009 Business & Financial Emmy Award in the category "New Approaches to Business & Financial Reporting." We were up against the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and CBS. Click the graphic above to explore the guide.

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Archive of Writings

July 2, 2010


Washington Post: Oil Spill Won't Sink Economy

Publisher: The Washington Post
In a Washington Post op-ed, Lee and his colleague Christian Menegatti argue that the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, while a major ecological disaster, does not pose a major threat to the U.S. economy. (By Lee Hudson Teslik and Christian Menegatti)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/01/AR2010070105311.html

November 3, 2009

 

RGE Analysis: Nigerian Oil: Delta Ceasefire, Political Bottlenecks

Publisher: Roubini Global Economics
This paper examines what a peace initiative in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria and a new push for oil industry regulatory reform by the country's government will mean for Nigerian oil output and for international oil companies operating in Nigeria. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

April 1, 2009

CFR Backgrounder: Twenty Agendas at G-20

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
A short summary of each of the G-20 member's objectives for the April summit in London. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

March 25, 2009

CFR News Briefing: Geithner Signals Regulatory Shift

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, speaking at CFR, pledged a new plan to regulate systemic risks to the financial system, including enhanced oversight of "non-banks," even as the government moves to rescue the U.S. banking system. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

March 24, 2009

CFR Backgrounder: The Financial Stability Plan

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
A brief look at how the U.S. government plans to use taxpayer funds and other incentives to cleanse the balance sheets of banks and revitalize credit markets. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

March 18, 2009

CFR Podcast: Teslik Interviews Cottrell

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Robert Cottrell, the Economist's former Moscow correspondent, discusses Eastern Europe's financial troubles and what they might mean for EU cohesiveness. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

March 13, 2009

CFR Backgrounder: G-20 Policy Priorities

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
April's G-20 summit has been billed as a forum for producing a "global New Deal." Experts say policymakers should focus on stopping financial turmoil before tackling long-term regulatory reforms. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

March 3, 2009

CFR Analysis: The Meaning of Nationalization

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
The debate over whether two giant U.S. banks should be "nationalized" has stoked new debate over when, and how, the government should intervene in financial markets. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

February 24, 2009

CFR Analysis: The Obama Template

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Barack Obama's address to Congress outlined plans to revive the American economy, restore U.S. leadership abroad, and tackle long-term problems. Economists say Obama will walk a fine line balancing the need for swift action with the risk of expanding U.S. budgetary obligations. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

January 30, 2009

CFR Analysis: Gloomy Portents for Trade

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
A downbeat Davos summit brings warnings of trade protectionism into the limelight. Economists say these concerns should be taken into account as leaders of industrialized nations craft economic stimulus plans. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

January 27, 2009

CFR Backgrounder: The Stimulus Plan

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
President Obama has signed one of the largest rescue packages since the Great Depression to revive the U.S. economy. Economists warn of the need to keep spending targeted, timely, and temporary. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

November 13, 2008

CFR Analysis: Relaunching Capitalism

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
The G-20 summit of leading world economies didn't match the scope of the Bretton Woods conference, to which it was compared. But it did send important signals at a time of global economic distress. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

November 13, 2008

CFR Timeline: Global Economy in Crisis

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
An interactive timeline detailing how the financial crisis unfolded. (Written by Lee Hudson Teslik, produced by Jeremy Sherlick)

November 11, 2008

CFR Interview: Previewing 'Bretton Woods Two'

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
CFR's Peter Kenen discusses the current financial crisis and what will come of the upcoming international financial summit. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

November 6, 2008

CFR Analysis: Emerging Markets, Converging Fears

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
As the effects of the financial crisis stretch beyond America and Europe, the world's emerging markets start to wobble and analysts wonder just how hard China, India, and other major developing nations will be hit. (By Jayshree Bajoria and Lee Hudson Teslik)

October 31, 2008

Newsweek | The Yen's Wild Ride

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Rapid shifts in the value of the Japanese Yen pose bring new fears to financial markets. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

October 29, 2008

Washington Post | New Currency Questions

The rising dollar and yen pose new problems for financial markets. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

October 29, 2008

Washington Post | Capitalism's Confidence Crisis

The crisis of 2008 prompts new debate about the liberal economic model. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

October 29, 2008

CFR Analysis: Currency Conundrums

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
A surge in the U.S. dollar and Japanese yen comes as investors pull money from commodities and emerging markets. The trend, and particularly the spike in the yen, poses another problem for financial markets. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

October 27, 2008

CFR Analysis: Capitalism in Crisis

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
The financial meltdown of 2008 has thrown the liberal economic model into question. Debate among international policymakers could result in regulatory tweaks or efforts to scuttle free-market orthodoxy altogether. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

October 21, 2008

CFR Interview: FT's Wolf on History of Crisis

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
The Financial Times' Martin Wolf argues that massive accumulations of currency reserves enabled housing bubbles in developed economies and sparked the current financial crisis. The shakeout, Wolf says, could take years. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

October 10, 2008

CFR Interview: Carlyle Chair on 'Radical' Change

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
David Rubenstein, founder of the private equity firm the Carlyle Group, sees more pain ahead for global markets. He says the "entire economic construct" of recent decades may have to undergo radical change before the present crisis subsides. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

October 9, 2008

CFR Interview: Long-Term Implications of Crisis

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Anne-Marie Slaughter, dean of Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School, discusses the long-term geopolitical implications of the financial crisis. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

October 7, 2008

Newsweek | Credit Crisis Crosses Atlantic

U.S. financial woes spill into Europe and analysts call for coordinated interest rate cuts. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

October 6, 2008

CFR Analysis: Europe's Banks Buckle

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
With financial firestorms erupting left and right in Europe, the global credit crisis takes a new dimension. Analysts say it might be time for coordinated interest rate cuts. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

October 6, 2008

CFR Interview: Roubini's Recovery Plan

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Economist Nouriel Roubini argues the $700 billion U.S. bailout bill will not alleviate frozen credit markets in the short term and encourages a series of steps to alleviate the current crisis. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

October 3, 2008

CFR Podcast: Teslik Interviews Breach

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Al Breach, an analyst focusing on Russian markets, discusses factors contributing to steep recent losses for Russian equities.

October 2, 2008

CFR Analysis: The World Watches Wall Street

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
U.S. financial woes have thrown global markets into turmoil, undermining Western European banks, sending oil prices plummeting, and bringing harrowing losses to some developing economy stock indices. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

October 2, 2008

CFR Backgrounder: U.S. Financial Regulation

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
A look at the current U.S. financial regulatory framework, delineating the different agencies tasked with monitoring U.S. financial institutions and their respective roles. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

September 29, 2008

CFR Podcast: Teslik Interviews Kuchins

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Andrew Kuchins, an expert on Russia and Chinese-Russian relations, examines Beijing's nuanced response to Russian military operations in South Ossetia and Abkhazia, and says China stands to benefit if relations between Moscow and Washington deteriorate.

September 25, 2008

CFR Analysis: Bears in Moscow

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
The global financial crisis has taken a particularly harsh toll on Russia, where the leading stock index has lost more than half its value since July. Moscow has devised a bailout package, but analysts say more pain could be on the way, particularly if oil prices keep falling. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

September 22, 2008

CFR Podcast: Teslik Interviews Steil

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
CFR's Benn Steil analyzes the financial rescue plan under debate on Capitol Hill and suggests adjustments that he says would make it more effective and less risky for the federal government.

September 17, 2008

CFR Analysis: Wall Street's Coming Reforms

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
With Wall Street careening from one crisis to the next, financial institutions focus on drawing a line to stanch the bleeding. A broader debate over systemic medicine has also kicked into gear, with talk of major reforms in store for the financial sector. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

September 17, 2008

CFR Interview: AIG Chief on Bailout

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Maurice R. Greenberg, the former chairman and CEO of the embattled insurance giant AIG, discusses what will be needed to stabilize the firm's operations. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

September 15, 2008

CFR Analysis: Bailouts Revisited

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
The U.S. Treasury's refusal to save Lehman Brothers suggests its willingness to assume risk to protect private institutions may be at an end. If so, what are the broader implications for global markets and the U.S. economy? (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

September 8, 2008

CFR Podcast: Teslik Interviews Michel-Kerjan

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Risk management expert Erwann Michel-Kerjan discusses how the terrorism insurance sector has evolved since September 11.

September 2, 2008

Washington Post | The Economy Vote

The financial crisis spills onto the campaign trail. It remains uncertain how the candidates' divergent economic positions will connect with voters. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

September 1, 2008

CFR Analysis: The Economy Vote

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
U.S. economic concerns are a constant refrain on the campaign trail. Just how the candidates' divergent economic positions will connect with voters remains unclear. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

August 26, 2008

Huffington Post | Olympic Baseball Dies, Aloof, Unloved

An obituary for Olympic baseball, discontinued at the age of 16, written from the sport's last event, in Beijing. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

August 15, 2008

CFR Analysis: The Immigration Non-Debate

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Immigration reform gets scant mention on the U.S. election trail, but experts expect either leading presidential candidate to make policy reforms a priority. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

July 29, 2008

CFR Analysis: Motor City Looks Abroad

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Struggles continue for Detroit's automakers. Experts say the road to recovery requires looking overseas. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

July 16, 2008

CFR Analysis: Meltdown Risk, Revisited

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Troubles at U.S. mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac renew fears that housing woes will rock global financial markets. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

July 14, 2008

CFR Analysis: A Mediterranean Rendezvous

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
French President Nicolas Sarkozy succeeded in forming a union of Mediterranean countries, but the bigger challenge of pushing through meaningful policy change lies ahead. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

July 10, 2008

CFR Analysis: Mining Turf Wars

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Rising commodity prices have boosted mining profits, bringing windfalls to some regions and raising the possibility of large-scale industry consolidation. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

July 7, 2008

CFR Analysis: Argentina's Leadership Crisis

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Three waves of agricultural strikes and surging inflation threaten to make a lame duck of Argentina's new president. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

July 2, 2008

CFR Analysis: Tapping Iraq's Oil

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Iraq says it wants to sell oil contracts to foreign energy firms. The potential impact on energy markets could be large, but practical and political obstacles still prevent rapid production increases. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

June 30, 2008

CFR Backgrounder: Food Prices

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
A primer explaining the various factors pushing up global food prices, from energy prices to market speculation. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

June 18, 2008

CFR Podcast: Teslik Interviews Setser

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
CFR's Brad Setser explains factors leading to a tight recent correlation between rising oil prices and the falling dollar. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

June 17, 2008

CFR Analysis: Mulling Rate Hikes

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
After a series of interest rate cuts, the U.S. Federal Reserve looks set to increase rates to battle inflation, with broad implications for the dollar and the finance sector. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

June 10, 2008

CFR Analysis: A Crossroads for Microfinance

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Microfinance has become a catchphrase for the development community, but its popularity has triggered debate about the practice. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

June 4, 2008

CFR Backgrounder: China-Gulf Economic Relations

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Trade between China and the Gulf Cooperation Council has spiked in recent years, with potentially broad economic and geopolitical consequences. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

June 4, 2008

CFR Analysis: Growing Cities in the Arabian Desert

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf states seek to diversify their economies beyond oil, but the project comes laden with risk. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

June 2, 2008

CFR Analysis: The Eye of the Credit Storm?

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Just when the subprime mortgage mess seemed to be subsiding, experts see new dangers ahead for credit markets. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

May 28, 2008

CFR Analysis: Where Farm Policy Meets Food Crisis

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
EU policymakers debate cutting farm subsidies as legislators on both sides of the Atlantic consider how trade distortions fit into the global food crisis. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

May 21, 2008

CFR Analysis: Looking for Answers in Lebanon

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Lebanese leaders agreed on steps toward political reconciliation, but experts say the road ahead contains many potholes. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

May 19, 2008

CFR Analysis: Six Billion Consumers and Rising

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
In recent decades, efficiency gains in food and energy production have helped offset the demands of a rising world population. Experts wonder when this trend will hit a wall. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

May 18, 2008

PostGlobal: The ABCs of Iraqi Education

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Reporting from Sulaimani, Iraq, on the newly founded American University of Iraq and its potential as a lever of diplomacy. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

May 16, 2008

CFR Analysis: A Complicated Alliance

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Meetings between President Bush and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah highlight emerging policy challenges to a relationship that stretches well beyond oil. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

May 9, 2008

CFR Podcast: Teslik interviews Bazzi

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Lee interviews Mohamad Bazzi on the situation in the ground in Beirut following violence between Hezbollah and pro-government groups. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

May 9, 2008

Huffington Post: College Town, Iraq

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Two new college projects in Sulaimani, Iraq, spotlight the challenges of education in the country. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

April 25, 2008

CFR Daily Analysis: Tremors in the South Caucasus

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Following Kosovo's secession, Russia stirs concern with gestures toward two Georgian breakaway provinces. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

April 21, 2008

CFR Daily Analysis: The Seeds of Disaster

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
A mounting food crisis threatens grave consequences for the world's poor. Experts blame rising oil prices and self-interested agricultural policies. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

April 14, 2008

CFR Daily Analysis: China Looks Down Under

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Beijing's hunger for commodities has brought a trade boom with Australia and New Zealand, but protectionist concerns could block further liberalization. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

April 14, 2008

CFR Backgrounder: U.S.-Vatican Relations

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Experts examine U.S.-Vatican relations since Joseph Ratzinger’s accession as Pope Benedict XVI. (By Lionel Beehner and Lee Hudson Teslik)

April 11, 2008

CFR News Analysis: Showdown on Trade

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Democrats in the House threaten to derail a free trade deal with Colombia, another sign of shifting U.S. attitudes. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

April 7, 2008

CFR Interview: Shell CEO on Oil Demand

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Jeroen Van der Veer, the CEO of Royal Dutch Shell, on global oil demand, the end of "easy oil," and nationalized oil companies. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

April 4, 2008

CFR News Analysis: Bearish in Beijing

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
China's economy is growing at a heady clip, but a stretched stock market, burdened by restrictions on international investment, spells concern. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

April 3, 2008

CFR News Analysis: Paulson's Proposal

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Opinion is scattered over a complex and ambitious plan by the U.S. Treasury Secretary to overhaul the regulation of financial markets. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

April 2, 2008

CFR Interview: Steil on Finance Reforms

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
CFR's Benn Steil examines proposals for a regulatory overhaul of the U.S. financial system put forth by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

March 28, 2008

CFR Interview: Hormats on War Financing

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Robert Hormats, the vice chairman of Goldman Sachs International, discusses hidden economic costs of the Iraq war and urges frank discussion of the U.S. military budget. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

March 25, 2008

CFR News Analysis: System Error, Reboot in Progress

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
With credit markets all but frozen, policymakers at the U.S. Federal Reserve attempt to rescue a highly complex financial system. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

March 21, 2008

CFR Backgrounder: NAFTA's Economic Impact

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
A look at the basics of the North American Free Trade Agreement, its overall economic impact, and its effect on workers in the United States. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

March 17, 2008

CFR Podcast: Teslik Interviews Rosling

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
The director of Tata Sons, the holding company of the Indian conglomerate Tata Group, discusses the firm's businesses and the Indian economy. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

March 19, 2008

CFR News Analysis: Trouble in Tibet

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
A week of protests in Tibet escalated sharply with China's military threatening action if demonstrators refuse to surrender. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

March 10, 2008

CFR Podcast: Teslik Interviews Stiglitz and Hormats

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize-winning economist, and Robert Hormats of Goldman Sachs International discuss the impact of the Iraq war on the U.S. economy. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

March 7, 2008

CFR Podcast: Teslik Interviews Mallaby

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
CFR's Sebastian Mallaby cautions the next U.S. president that "green tariffs" could undermine the legitimacy of the World Trade Organization. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

March 3, 2008

CFR News Analysis: Russia's Economic Pipeline

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Dmitri Medvedev handily won Russia's presidential elections. He stands to inherit an economy on the rise but fraught with potential land mines. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

February 27, 2008

CFR News Analysis: The Nightmare Scenario

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Some economists say the chance of a deep U.S. recession—while limited—is growing. Inflation and home prices top their concerns. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

February 25, 2008

CFR News Analysis: Feeding a Trade Opportunity

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Rising global food prices have prompted major food exporters to lower their own import duties. The shift brings hope for free-trade boosters. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

February 14, 2008

CFR News Analysis: A Bomb in Damascus

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
The assassination of Hezbollah’s mastermind and new U.S. sanctions against Syria could have lasting effects for regional stability and the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

February 13, 2008

CFR News Analysis: After Kosovo's Secession

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Political land mines loom beyond Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

February 4, 2008

CFR Interview: Peter Kann on News Media

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: The former chairman of Dow Jones discusses the economic prospects for news media operations. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

February 4, 2008

CFR Backgrounder: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the U.S. Economy

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: U.S. financial expenditures on the Iraq and Afghan wars, while much larger than the most pessimistic early estimates, are not unprecedented by historical standards. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

January 28, 2008

CFR News Analysis: China's Yin, India's Yang

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: China and India are commonly portrayed as economic rivals. In fact, experts say, they have much to gain from each other. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

January 24, 2008

CFR News Analysis: Between Inflation and a Hard Place

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: The U.S. Federal Reserve made emergency rate cuts in the face of market pressure. Other central banks appear more hesitant, citing fears of inflation. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

January 22, 2008

CFR Podcast: Teslik Interviews Mallaby

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: CFR’s Sebastian Mallaby says emergency rate cuts reveal a shifting focus at the U.S. Federal Reserve. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

January 18, 2008

CFR Backgrounder: Sovereign Wealth Funds

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: A rapid proliferation of sovereign wealth funds could have beneficial effects, but experts are calling for heightened standards of regulation. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

January 18, 2008

CFR Podcast: Teslik Interviews Grant

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: James D. Grant, an expert on financial markets, says the dollar’s position as an uncollateralized global reserve currency is being tested. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

January 18, 2008

CFR News Analysis: Recession, Beyond the Economy

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: The effects of a U.S. recession would be felt well beyond the economy, swaying decisions in the political and foreign policy realm, too. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

January 15, 2008

CFR News Analysis: Pakistan's Economic Tremors

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Seized by political turmoil, Pakistan lowers economic forecasts and confronts serious questions over inflation and trade. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

January 2, 2008

CFR Podcast: Teslik Interviews Gavin

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: CFR's Michelle Gavin discusses the violence and political tumult that have erupted in the wake of Kenya's December elections. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

December 31, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Winemakers Feel the Heat

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Climate change poses major problems for some of the world's established wineries, but grape growers see a future in Canada, Britain, and other cooler regions. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

December 31, 2007

CFR Podcast: Teslik Interviews White

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Michael White, an expert on climate change and the wine industry, says a spiking number of hot days could spell major changes for winemakers. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

December 19, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Shoring up the Banking System

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: A coordinated assault by several central banks alleviates a threat to the banking system, but several others land mines loom on the horizon. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

December 17, 2007

CFR Interview: Central Bank Plan

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: CFR's Roger Kubarych says a new plan could boost banks' confidence about reserve requirements, but adds that other problems loom. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

December 19, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Seoul Tilts Right

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: The conservative front-runner won South Korea's December 19 elections. His policies could test relations with North Korea. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

December 17, 2007

CFR Interview: Inter-Korean Trade

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: David C. Kang, an expert on Asian business, examines what economic development in North Korea could potentially mean for the region. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

December 7, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Considering the PetroEuro

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Some OPEC states say oil should be sold in euros, not dollars. The switch could have a substantial economic impact for oil states and the United States. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

December 7, 2007

CFR Podcast: Teslik Interviews Robertson

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Lee discusses trends in the global oil industry with Peter J. Robertson, the vice chairman of Chevron Corporation. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

December 7, 2007

CFR Interview: Oil Production Prospects

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Peter J. Robertson, the vice chairman of Chevron Corporation, discusses the likelihood of global oil production meeting demand in the decades to come. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

December 6, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Kosovo's End Game

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Kosovo is expected to declare independence within the next month. Russia says this could trigger instability in other nearby breakaway regions. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

November 14, 2007

CFR Podcast: Teslik interviews Shlaes

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Amity Shlaes, CFR's senior fellow for economic history, examines the current swing toward U.S. trade protectionism in the context of U.S. trade history. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

November 14, 2007

CFR News Analysis: France's Economic Battle Royale

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: France's new president has ambitious plans for the country's economy. But to push through reforms, he will have to face down nationwide strikes. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

November 12, 2007

CFR Podcast: Teslik Interviews Setser

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Lee discusses monetary policy with CFR's geoeconomic fellow Brad W. Setser. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

November 12, 2007

CFR Interview: Understanding the Falling Dollar

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: CFR geoeconomic fellow Brad W. Setser explains what's behind the dollar's recent decline and says the Federal Reserve shouldn't use interest rates as a tool to stabilize the exchange rate. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

November 9, 2007

CFR Backgrounder: Nation Branding Explained

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Countries increasingly employ public relations firms and the techniques of brand marketing to build cohesive images for their nation. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

November 12, 2007

CFR News Analysis: The 'Nation Brand' Marketplace

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Nation-branding consulting captures the imagination of countries embroiled in public-relations crises. But does it work? (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

November 16, 2007

CFR Podcast: Teslik Interviews Anholt

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Lee discusses the field of nation branding with its godfather, Simon Anholt. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

November 16, 2007

CFR Interview: Anholt on Nation Branding

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Simon Anholt, an expert on nation branding, says countries cannot change international perceptions through advertising propaganda but must earn better images through coordinated policy efforts. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

November 8, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Economic Problems at Every Turn

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: The global economy looks for an off-ramp, or at least a safety net, as concerns over oil prices, credit, and inflation escalate. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

November 7, 2007

Economist.com | Islam meets Islam?

Description: In the third of three articles written as a guest blogger for the Economist's "Democracy in America" blog, Lee examines rifts and attempts at political collaboration between Arab-American Muslims and the Nation of Islam. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

November 6, 2007

Economist.com | Where were the Democrats?

Description: In the second of three articles written as a guest blogger for the Economist's "Democracy in America" blog, Lee questions whether Democrats are taking the Arab vote for granted. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

November 5, 2007

Economist.com | Voting Arab, or Just Voting?

Description: In the first of three articles written as a guest blogger for the Economist's "Democracy in America" blog, Lee reports on the Arab Film Festival in Dearborn, MI, and previews the role Arab-Americans might play in the 2008 presidential elections. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

November 5, 2007

CFR Podcast: Teslik Interviews Gerson

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Lee interviews former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson, who calls for "religious conscience" in the face of what he sees as a Republican backlash against the party's original ideals.

November 2, 2007

Slate | Why is Iran Importing Gasoline?

Description: Why is an oil-rich country like Iran importing gasoline when they used to practically give it away? (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

October 29, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Putting Out Papal Fires

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: The Vatican's sale of centuries-old documents detailing the demise of the Knights Templar comes alongside broader public policy initiatives of the Holy See. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

October 29, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Putting Out Papal Fires

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: The Vatican's sale of centuries-old documents detailing the demise of the Knights Templar comes alongside broader public policy initiatives of the Holy See. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

October 29, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Sudan's Ticking Time Bomb

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Darfur peace talks faltered this weekend. Delegates are scrambling to put them back on track, as violence continues in Darfur. (By Lee Hudson Teslik and Stephanie Hanson)

October 24, 2007

Slate | Who Owns the Arctic?

Description: The rights to the top of the world depend on what lies at the bottom of the ocean. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

October 24, 2007

CFR News Analysis: All Eyes on Airbus

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: The first commercial flight of the world's largest passenger jet previews a showdown for control of global aerospace manufacturing. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

October 22, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Hazy Outlook for Private Oil

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Warren Buffett's divestment from PetroChina prompted victory cries from Darfur activists, but longer-term concerns seem a more likely explanation for the sale. (ByLee Hudson Teslik)

October 11, 2007

CFR Podcast: Cook on Turkey Resolution

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: CFR's Steven A. Cook says recent Turkish military action in Iraq and a controversial U.S. congressional vote could undermine U.S.-Turkish relations at a critical time. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

October 5, 2007

CFR Backgrounder: China's Motor Vehicle and Aerospace Industries

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Chinese entry into the manufacturing of commercial vehicles and aircraft has the potential to reshape the competitive landscape in two industries still dominated by G8 nations. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

October 8, 2007

CFR Interview: Bruns on Chinese Aerospace

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: John W. Bruns, the senior executive based in China for Boeing's commercial airplanes division, says Chinese ventures to build large commercial aircraft present both opportunities and challenges for established aerospace firms. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

October 5, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Turk's at Europe's Gates

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Turkey's new president seeks to reinvigorate his country's efforts to gain EU membership, but major rifts appear to outweigh limited signs of progress. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

October 2, 2007

CFR News Analysis: ASEAN's Myanmar Dilemma

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: The Association of South East Asian Nations faces heat for its "weak" stance on Myanmar's crackdown, drawing observers to question the group's power. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

September 28, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Helping Globalization's Losers

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: With fears over globalization growing, Congress may overhaul legislation aimed at protecting U.S. workers adversely affected by trade. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

September 24, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Whisperings of Recession

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Markets remain jittery, the dollar is falling, and the U.S. consumer appears increasingly timid. What would a U.S. recession mean for the world economy? (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

September 24, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Japan's New 'Old Guard'

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: The election of a veteran politician raises as many questions as it answers in a country brimming with political uncertainty. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

September 17, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Zimbabwe's Economic Implosion

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Zimbabwe's inflation is soaring astronomically and the crisis is causing large cross-border migrations. But the country's president shows little sign of weakness. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

September 12, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Abe Leaves, Economic Concerns Linger

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: The resignation of Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leaves analysts guessing and somewhat pessimistic at the fate of Abe's ambitious economic reform agenda. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

September 6, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Building Blocks in Palestine

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Tony Blair, in his new role as Middle East special diplomatic envoy, seeks to set the region's economy on its feet. With problems abounding, it's a tall task. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

August 29, 2007

CFR News Analysis: The IMF's Leadership Search

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: The IMF faces widening questions over its operational structure--and global relevance--as Russia challenges the French front-runner nominee for IMF president. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

August 27, 2007

CFR Interview: Noah Feldman on Alberto Gonzales

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: CFR's Noah Feldman says outgoing U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales harmed the Department of Justice, especially abroad, by allowing it to become increasingly politicized. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

August 27, 2007

CFR News Analysis: A 'War on Terror' Architect Departs

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: The departure of Alberto Gonzales highlights pressing questions about the Justice Department's role in U.S. counterterrorism efforts. (By Lee Hudson Teslik and Robert McMahon)

August 22, 2007

World Politics Review | As Oil Revenues Boom, Islamic Banking Goes Global

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Rising demand for Islamic-friendly investments is forcing multinational corporations to consider what the Quran has to say about their business practices--and not just in Muslim-majority countries. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

August 22, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Summit Amid Trade Clouds

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: A summit of like-minded North American leaders in Quebec addressed trade, immigration, and security issues. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

August 16, 2007

CFR Interview: Mallaby on Market Turmoil

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Sebastian Mallaby, director of CFR's Center for Geoeconomic Studies, says the skewed incentives of ratings agencies is partly to blame for stock market turmoil. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

August 16, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Summer Credit Crunch

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Credit market turmoil is wreaking havoc on some hedge funds and institutional investors, but the effects on the broader economy might not be so dire. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

August 15, 2007

CFR News Analysis: A Tale of Two Economies

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: The rivalry between India and Pakistan takes an economic twist as the countries turn 60. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

August 13, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Two Koreas, One Economy?

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Historic meetings later this month between North and South Korean leaders may focus more on economic development than nuclear concerns. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

August 7, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Germany's Rail Politik

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Labor disputes threaten to undermine a decades-long effort to make the Deutsche Bahn, Europe's largest railroad, more efficient and less dependent on the state. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

July 31, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Japan's Tidal Wave Vote

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations*
Description: A landslide vote against Shinzo Abe's ruling party exposesrifts in Japanese policies, both at home and abroad. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

*Republished in Newsweek International:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20051948/site/newsweek/

July 31, 2007

CFR News Analysis: A Regional Iran Approach

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: The United States unveils a proposal to arm Mideast allies as Washington and Tehran appear to be retrenching their stances on Iran's nuclear program. (By Lee Hudson Teslik and Robert McMahon)

July 25, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Capital Concerns

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Fierce competition among a handful of cities for dominance of world financial markets reflects the weight economics now carry in determining geopolitical clout. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

July 25, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Libya's Odd Bargain

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: The peculiar resolution to an international standoff with Libya over detained foreign medics may have stemmed from Europe's need for Libyan energy resources. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

July 18, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Turkey's Existential Elections

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations*
Description: Parliamentary polls focus attention on rifts between Turkey's secularists and moderate Islamists, not to mention the buildup of Turkish troops along Iraq's border. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/13841/

*Republished in Newsweek International:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19920018/site/newsweek/

July 17, 2007

CFR News Analysis: The Path to Pyongyang

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: UN inspectors confirmed the shutdown of North Korea's main nuclear reactor. Does this represent genuine progress or just another feint by the North Korean regime? (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

July 12, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Trading On America's Future

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: A major expansion of U.S. global trade is increasingly doubtful after a series of blows this summer. Critical agreements are in jeopardy. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

July 12, 2007

CFR Backgrounder: Shifting Capital of Capital

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations*
Description: New York remains a global heavyweight in financial services, but markets in London and East Asia are gaining strength and posing a serious challenge to the Big Apple. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/13804/

*Republished in the New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/cfr/world/slot1_20070712.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

July 5, 2007

CFR News Analysis: India Eyes African Investments

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Oft overlooked beside Chinese mega-investments in Africa, India too is pouring money into the continent. The relationship holds economic and political ramifications alike. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

July 2, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Rethinking Terror Lists

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: The SEC's new terrorism blacklist provokes anger from some major global companies and raises questions more generally about the value of terror lists. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

June 28, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Private Equity Gone Public

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Blackstone's IPO and new legislation in Congress put private equity firms under the regulatory microscope, with potentially vast consequences for global markets. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

June 25, 2007

CFR Backgrounder: Trade Promotion Authority

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: The looming expiration of critical trade tool could trip up momentum toward trade liberalization, but experts say it won't necessarily be a step backwards. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

June 25, 2007

CFR News Analysis: A Tough Month for Trade

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: The collapse of global trade talks prompted some analysts to pronounce the WTO's Doha round dead. Counterintuitively, some free-trade hawks say this might not be such a bad thing. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

June 19, 2007

CFR News Analysis: A Challenging China Dialogue

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Promising moves on North Korea could headline this week's U.S.-China strategic dialogue, but a slew of bilateral concerns cast a shadow on the meetings. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

June 14, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Considering China's Currency

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Proposed new legislation and a Treasury Department report cast a spotlight on efforts to influence the valuation of the yuan, but economists say any significant adjustment will take time. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

June 14, 2007

CFR Interview: Paulson on China's Currency

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson says he will push for more Chinese flexibility in allowing its currency to appreciate, saying it "doesn't reflect reality." (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

June 12, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Defeating Japanese Deflation

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: The Bank of Japan's shifting approach toward interest rates could have broader effects on Japan's economy--and the world's. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

June 8, 2007

CFR Interview: Jawad Ali on Islamic Finance

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations*
Description: Jawad I. Ali, a lawyer who helps corporations structure sharia-compliant finance deals, discusses the boom in Islamic banking and the industry's future. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/13560/

*Republished in the New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/cfr/world/slot3_20070608.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

June 8, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Tapping Libya's Energy

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: As oil revenues bring a spike in Middle Eastern capital reserves, international financial firms expand into investment products compliant with Islamic law. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

June 5, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Tapping Libya's Energy

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: A landmark natural gas deal between Libya and BP signals a shift toward openness in the long-marginalized North African state. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

May 30, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Are Chinese Stocks Contagious?

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: An increased tax on trading shows China is intent on cooling its stock markets. A sharp drop could have broader economic effects. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

May 29, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Profiting by the News

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: A wave of industry turnover is reorganizing the news business. International coverage could face consolidation, but talk of its demise may be overblown. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

May 23, 2007

CFR Podcast: Mabry on Rice's Political Prospects

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Marcus Mabry, Newsweek's chief of correspondents, discusses Condoleezza Rice's legacy and says she may be tapped as a 2008 vice presidential candidate. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

May 22, 2007

CFR News Analysis: New Model for Automakers

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Cerberus thinks it can run Chrysler better as a private company. The project could embolden private equity hawks, with uncertain effects for U.S. workers. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

May 18, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Wolfowitz Leaves Bank Under Cloud

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Paul Wolfowitz resigns as World Bank president, leaving an uncomfortable legacy and pressing questions about the Bank's future. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

May 16, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Mulling the IMF

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Ten years after crippling financial crises swept East Asia, the International Monetary Fund faces fresh criticisms about its future relevance. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

May 14, 2007

CFR Backgrounder: Healthcare Costs and American Corporate Competitiveness

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations*
Description: Heavy healthcare costs have some U.S. corporations fearing for their future competitiveness in the global marketplace. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/13325/

*Republished in the New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/cfr/world/slot1_20070514.html

May 14, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Testing Offshore Waters

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Debate over offshore business operations is heating up as economists try to determine the effect of job drift on the U.S. economy. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

May 7, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Turkey Searches Its Secular Soul

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: The prospect of an Islamist president has launched heated national debate between Turkey's traditionalist secular leaders and its moderate Islamists. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

April 25, 2007

CFR Interview: Bolurfrushan on Iranian Business

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations*
Description: Abbas Bolurfrushan, the former president of the Iranian Business Council in Dubai, discusses the Iranian economy and the effects of sanctions on Iranian businesses. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/13179/

*Republished in the New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/cfr/world/slot2_20070425.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

April 24, 2007

CFR News Analysis: The World Bank Blues

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Paul Wolfowitz is mired in scandal, but a broader tug-of-war over the World Bank's flagging influence overshadows the alleged sins of its president. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

April 19, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Fission for Answers

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: With energy independence and climate change high priorities, nuclear energy is mounting a comeback. Just don't expect too much. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

April 13, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Venezuela's Oil Gambit

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: In an echo of decades past, President Hugo Chavez has set a deadline for seizing oil assets of U.S. and European companies operating in Venezuela. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

April 10, 2007

CFR News Analysis: A Cartel by Any Other Name

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: The world's leading natural gas producers, Iran and Russia among them, seek to strengthen their control over the price of their coveted commodity. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

April 9, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Clearing the Transatlantic Air

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: An "open skies" agreement between Europe and America could shake up the airline industry and usher in a wave of mergers. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

April 4, 2007

CFR News Analysis: India's Growing Pains

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Special economic zones boost India's export potential, but recent protests show local patience for land confiscations to be wearing thin. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

March 29, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Crunch Time for Trade

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: An imminent deadline is putting new pressure on U.S. trade talks. Bipartisan cooperation could help President Bush's chances of passing deals in Asia and Latin America. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

March 28, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Housing Market of Cards

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Risky mortgages are going up in smoke across America; it remains to be seen how far the fire will spread. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

March 26, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Patching Up the Patent System

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: U.S. patent law is widely considered obsolete, but the stakes involved in reform could complicate efforts to overhaul the system. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

March 21, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Courting WTO Concerns

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: An urgent push to produce a global trade deal casts light on broader concerns about the future of the WTO. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

March 14, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Effect of the Rising Yen

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Rising interest rates had a role in Asia's recent market turmoil. Now some analysts are predicting the demise of a popular investment strategy known as the carry trade. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

March 13, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Practical Ethanol Policy

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: A new U.S.-Brazilian deal aims to boost ethanol production, but analysts say it's one of many steps needed if America is to meet its goal of "energy independence." (By Lee Hudson Teslik)

March 13, 2007

World Politics Review | China Auto Boom Doesn't Have to Mean Detroit's Doom

Description: China's auto industry is booming. That poses problems for Detroit, but a push to increase efficiency could pull the U.S. industry from its doldrums. (By Lee Hudson Teslik) http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/article.aspx?id=623

March 2, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Road Ahead for Automakers

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Daimler is trying to dump Chrysler and its flagging profits, but the bigger concern for U.S. and European automakers is looming competition from Asia. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/12765/

March 2, 2007

CFR Backgrounder: The Global Auto Industry

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Detroit's woes coincide with a blossoming of Asian automakers. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/12764/

February 28, 2007

CFR News Analysis: The Financial Domino Effect

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: China's stock tumble prompted cascading global collapses and fueled intense debate about the interdependence of financial markets. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/12731/

February 21, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Cuba Eyes a Chinese Model

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Observers of Cuba speculate that Raul Castro wants a liberalized, China-style economy for his hermetic island. But so far, scant evidence exists to back that analysis. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/12677/

February 15, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Uncertain Trade Winds

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Negotiations in the Doha trade round have been revived, but the core disagreements on agriculture that stalled the talks last summer persist. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/12652/

February 13, 2007

CFR News Analysis: Foreign Investment Chills

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Business leaders worry new regulations on incoming foreign investment could scare off foreign investment. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/12635/

February 13, 2007

CFR Backgrounder: Foreign Ownership of American Infrastructure

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: One year after the Dubai Ports World controversy, Congress is pushing legislation to reform the committee that reviews foreign investments in American companies. But some business groups think proposals for increased oversight go too far. (By Eben Kaplan and Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/10092/

February 9, 2007

CFR Q&A: Bhagwati on Doha Trade Round

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Senior Fellow Jagdish Bhagwati holds out hope for revived Doha negotiations but says the United States must reconsider its trade demands on developing nations and cut its own farm subsidies if a deal is to succeed. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/12592/

February 9, 2007

CFR Backgrounder: New Push for Doha Talks

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Ministers at Davos recently moved to revive the Doha round of trade negotiations, but major obstacles still stand in the way of a passed deal. (By Robert McMahon and Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/10555/

February 8, 2007

World Politics Review | Kosovo's Tourism Project

Description: Business leaders in Kosovo are launching a curious project to develop a tourism industry in the historically unstable provice. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/article.aspx?id=534

December 7, 2006

Newsweek | Candy Wars: Mars takes on Hershey

Description: Mars is opening a Times Square megastore across from archrival Hershey's somewhat less mega store. Are the confectioners' wars heating up? (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16094052/site/newsweek/

December 4, 2006

Newsweek | Language: How Google Translates

Description: A new way of thinking about language translation software. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15994169/site/newsweek/

November 27, 2006

Newsweek | Pretty Pink Prison Cells

Description: Can prison makeovers help calm aggressive inmates? (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15893050/site/newsweek/

November 20, 2006

Newsweek | Politics: The Iraq Primary

Description: As the 2008 election looms, contenders in both parties are sorting out their Iraq positions. What they would do, and who they listen to. (By Jonathan Darman with Lee Hudson Teslik et al.)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15790605/site/newsweek/

November 13, 2006

Newsweek | Cell Phones: Viruses are Catching

Description: Trojan horses, worms and other nasty viruses have gone wireless -- and could be targeting your cell phone. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15674988/site/newsweek/

November 9, 2006

Newsweek | Politics: The New Team in Town

Description: The Democrats likely to take over high profile house committees are promising big changes. What should we expect? (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15638694/site/newsweek/

November 8, 2006

Newsweek | Politics: Hot Button Ballot Initiatives

Description: Conservatives seem to be on the losing end of a number of host of state ballot measures. (By Andrew Romano, Lee Hudson Teslik and Steve Tuttle)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15627955/site/newsweek/

November 7, 2006

Newsweek | Quiz: Midterm Elections Revisited

Description: Think you paid attention this election cycle? Take out a pencil. (By Andrew Romano and Lee Hudson Teslik) http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15613343/site/newsweek/

November 6, 2006

Newsweek | Faith: An Evangelical Identity Crisis

Description: Sex or social justice? The war between the religious right and believers who want to go broader is heating up. (By Lisa Miller with Lee Hudson Teslik et al.) http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15566654/site/newsweek/

November 6, 2006

Newsweek | Pedagogy: Rappers and Rebuttals

Description: Hip-hop music has infused inner-city high school debate societies with a new energy. (By Lee Hudson Teslik) http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15560983/site/newsweek/

November 4, 2006

Newsweek | House Election Guide 2006

Description: With the control of the House of Representatives very much in question, Newsweek zooms in on 25 key races that could decide which party wins the majority. (By Lee Hudson Teslik) http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15562519/site/newsweek/

October 31, 2006

Newsweek | Politics: In Missouri, the Fox Effect

Description: Stem cell research emerges as a wedge issue in one of the nation's hottest senate races. (By Jonathan Darman with Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15463760/site/newsweek/

October 31, 2006

Newsweek | Iraq: A Marine's Legacy in Email

Description: Robert Secher asked for a tougher assignment. The one he got seemed all but impossible. (By Dan Ephron and Christian Caryl with Lee Hudson Teslik et al.)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15458906/site/newsweek/

October 23, 2006

CFR News Analysis: Slow Track on Trade

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: A Democratic Congress may decide not to renew President Bush's fast track authority, which could dampen global free trade efforts and lead to greater U.S. protectionism. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/11771/

October 23, 2006

Newsweek | Danger: Texting and Driving

Description: Teen texters are an increasingly serious hazard on America's highways. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15365153/site/newsweek/

October 19, 2006

CFR News Analysis: Is Hezbollah Rearming?

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: The Security Council resolution that ended the monthlong war with Israel called for the disarmament of Hezbollah. But new reports suggest the group may be continuing to smuggle in weapons from Syria. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/11764/

October 15, 2006

Newsweek | Mysterious Death of a Vermont Coed

Description: A campus mourns a missing student discovered dead. (By Lee Hudson Teslik and Andrew Romano)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15268410/site/newsweek/

October 13, 2006

Newsweek | Audio: 'A Healing Fire'

Description: On scene report from Burlington, Vt., where the body of missing University of Vermont student Michelle Gardner-Quinn was recovered. (By Lee Hudson Teslik) http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid196300395/

October 13, 2006

Newsweek | Q&A: Missouri Melee

Description: The candidates from what is perhaps the country's closest Senate race field questions on Iraq, stem-cell research, and the congressional-page scandal. (By Lee Hudson Teslik) http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15249993/site/newsweek/

October 8, 2006

Newsweek | Foley Scandal: A Secret Life

Description: Mark Foley's explicit e-mails could bring down the GOP. His story, and the fallout. (By Evan Thomas with Lee Hudson Teslik et al.)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15178112/site/newsweek/

October 7, 2006

Newsweek | Q&A: Are Chemical Plants Safe?

Description: Some critics say this week's industrial fire in North Carolina points to holes in America's regulation of chemical plants. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15163609/site/newsweek/

October 5, 2006

Newsweek | Q&A: Rumble in Rhode Island

Description: In a famously independent state, a left-leaning Republican senator is in a tight race with a party-line Democrat. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15143135/site/newsweek/

September 18, 2006

Newsweek | Education: Harvard Opts Out

Description: Will ending Early Action ease the admissions frenzy. (By Ramin Setoodeh with Lee Hudson Teslik et al.) http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14869771/site/newsweek/

September 16, 2006

Newsweek | Q&A: Why Harvard Ended Early Admission

Description: Interim president Derek Bok expands on why Harvard ended its early admissions program and why he would like other universities to follow suit. (By Lee Hudson Teslik) http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14864740/site/newsweek/

September 12, 2006

Newsweek | College Admissions: Early Advantage?

Description: Harvard's surprise decision to end early admissions sparks debate about who gets into the best schools and when. (By Lee Hudson Teslik and Matthew Philips)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14820693/site/newsweek/

September 11, 2006

Newsweek | Politics: A Muslim for the Hill?

Description: Keith Ellison may become the first of his faith elected to Congress. Why are some in his community so wary? (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14786303/site/newsweek/

September 11, 2006

Newsweek | Politics: Fight to the Finish

Description: Can the Dems exploit public worry about the war and retake Capitol Hill? A case study in Virginia. (By Jonathan Darman and Evan Thomas, with Lee Hudson Teslik et al.)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14757418/site/newsweek/

September 4, 2006

Newsweek | Politics: New Orleans Blues

Description: Charged with rebuilding his city and decisively reelected six months ago, Mayor Ray Nagin remains an elusive character and a controversial leader--and miles of the Big Easy are still uninhabitable. (By Evan Thomas, Jonathan Darman, and Sarah Childress, with Lee Hudson Teslik et al.)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14535072/site/newsweek/

August 23, 2006

Newsweek | Sports: The NFL's New Quarterback

Description: As it enters a new season the NFL is more profitable and popular than ever. Can the league's new boss, Roger Goodell, keep up the pace? (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14483634/site/newsweek/

August 14, 2006

Newsweek | Pop Culture: Branded with a Brand

Description: The art of logo tattoos. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14205535/

August 2, 2006

Newsweek | Tech Politics: Vote 4 Me

Description: Text messaging has mobilized voters in elections around the world. Will the once teen-centric technology change American politics too? (By Lee Hudson Teslik and Robbie Brown)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14141365/

August 2, 2006

Newsweek | Q&A: Cyber Politicos

Description: Which political party has the technology edge? We asked top e-campaigners on both sides of the aisle about their plans for 2006 and beyond. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14141515/

August 1, 2006

Newsweek | Society: A Blue-Blood Battle Royale

Description: Brooke Astor had always been a paragon of dignity--until her relatives began squabbling over her care. (By Evan Thomas and Susannah Meadows with Lee Hudson Teslik) http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14096475/site/newsweek/

July 26, 2006

Newsweek | Lebanon: The Easy Way Out

Description: Private contractors were able to get Americans out of Lebanon more quickly than the U.S. government--and in relative comfort. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14047709/site/newsweek/

July 24, 2006

Newsweek | Psychology: Trash-Talk Triumphs

Description: Effective psych-outs in sports history. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13392090/site/newsweek/

July 3-10, 2006

Newsweek | Can Daily Kos Control the Dems?

Description: The Daily Kos thinks the politics of Iraq wil help him shape the Democratic Party. (By Jonathan Darman with Lee Hudson Teslik et al.)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13531726/site/newsweek/

June 26, 2006

Newsweek | Politics: A Vision Thing

Description: Shortsightedness at a Rose Garden press conference. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13392090/site/newsweek/

May 25, 2006

CFR News Analysis: Colombia's Counterintuitive Vote

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: If President Alvaro Uribe wins reelection Sunday, as polls suggest he should rather comfortably, his victory will provide an exception to this year's leftward trend in Latin America. Yet experts say it is too simplistic to cast a center-right victory in strife-torn Colombia as an ebbing of the prevailing tide. (By Lee Hudson Teslik and Alexandra Silver)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/10772/

May 19, 2006

CFR Backgrounder: Montenegro's Vote on Independence

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations*
Description: A referendum on Montenegro's independence could redraw national boundaries in the Balkans. It could also strain tensions in an already volatile region. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/10725/

*Republished in the New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/cfr/world/slot1_052306.html

May 18, 2006

CFR News Analysis: Montenegro Quits Serbia

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: A divided Montenegro voted Sunday to separate from Serbia. The referendum could open a final chapter in the disintegration of the former Yugoslavia. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/10716/

May 12, 2006

CFR News Analysis: Vying Claims on Bolivia's Energy

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Evo Morales, Bolivia's populist president, has nationalized his country's gas and oil industries. The decision will have specific economic ramifications and possibly broader political ones in a region that lacks a coherent identity. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/10681/

May 11, 2006

CFR News Analysis: Lebanon's Power Politics

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Protests this week highlight Syria's continuing influence in Beirut, more than a year after the "Cedar Revolution." But experts say Lebanon's outdated political system is just as much to blame for lingering instability. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/10673/

May 4, 2006

CFR News Analysis: Contraceptive Contradictions

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Pope Benedict XVI has requested a report on the use of condoms in cases involving HIV. The issue divides church traditionalists and pragmatists, and could signify the first major crossroads of Benedict's papacy. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/10597/

May 4, 2006

CFR Backgrounder: Benedict's First Twelve Months

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: The first year of Benedict XVI's papacy has been quiet and at times confusing to his critics. But experts caution against reading too much of a theological shift into the pope's tranquil beginnings. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/10595/

May 4, 2006

CFR Backgrounder: Gasoline Prices

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Rising gasoline prices have become a major concern for American consumers and a controversial election-year issue for U.S. politicians, Republicans and Democrats alike. But what actually determines the price Americans pay at the pump? (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/10596/

April 25, 2006

CFR Backgrounder: Colombia's Elections

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Incumbent President Alvaro Uribe is favored to win Colombia's May 28 elections, a result that would mark a departure from the trend that has seen left-leaning governments come to power around the region. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/10538/

April 13, 2006

CFR Backgrounder: Japanese Remilitarization

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Japan's constitution forbids a traditional military, allowing only a narrowly defined Self Defense Force, or SDF. Some experts now see acceleration in the longstanding movement to modernize and strengthen the country's national defense. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/10439/

April 6, 2006

CFR News Analysis: Peru Leans Leftward

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: A nationalist candidate has risen from obscurity to emerge as the favorite in Peru's April 9 presidential election. Will Ollanta Humala make Peru the latest Latin American domino to fall left? (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/10374/

April 6, 2006

CFR Backgrounder: The Forgotten Drug War

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Has the once ballyhooed U.S. "war on drugs" been put on the policy backburner? Many experts think it has, and also that this might be a good thing. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/10373/

March 23, 2006

CFR Profile: Abu Bakar Bashir

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: A profile of Abu Bakar Bashir, the Indonesian cleric whose fiery invectives have motivated terrorist attacks like the 2002 Bali bombings, and who some experts say is affiliated with al-Qaeda. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://cfr.org/publication/10219/

March 17, 2006

CFR News Analysis: Missed Connections in Venezuela

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: A row over landing rights threatens to further strain U.S. relations with Venezuela. The dispute comes at a time when diplomacy with South America is already fraught with tension. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/10165/

March 10, 2006

CFR Backgrounder: Peru's Elections

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Preview of Peru's upcoming presidential election, an important litmus test in a region leaning leftward. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/10093/

February 23, 2006

CFR Backgrounder: Kosovo Eyes Independence

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Analysis of Kosovo's negotiations for a finalized political status, in light of recent talks in Vienna. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/9936/

February 22, 2006

CFR Backgrounder: Governing Corporations in a Shrinking World

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Assessment of the SEC's changing role in a world where corporations increasingly operate across-borders and globally. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/9923/

February 15, 2006

CFR Profile: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Profile of the terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the man responsible for coordinating suicide bombings in Amman and Madrid, multiple attacks on Iraqi Shiites and Shiite mosques, and the highly-publicized beheading of American Nicholas Berg. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/9866/

February 8, 2006

CFR Backgrounder: America's Energy Sources

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Summary of current U.S. energy sources analysis of the possibility of reducing oil imports. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/9801/

February 2, 2006

CFR Profile: Ayman al-Zawahiri

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Description: Profile of Ayman al-Zawahiri, al-Qaeda's ideological godfather. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/9750/

January 31, 2006

CFR Backgournder: Two Deficits, Fed Turnover

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations*
Description: Analysis of U.S. current account and budget deficits. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.cfr.org/publication/9707/

*Republished in the New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/cfr/international/slot2_020106.html

September/October 2004

Harvard Magazine | Henley: Grand Run

Description: Coverage of the Henley Royal Regatta, reported from Henley-on-Thames, England. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.harvardmagazine.com/on-line/090454.html

September 27, 2004

TIME europe | Cashing in on the Code

Description: Have they cracked the mystery of making an art tour a bestseller? (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.time.com/time/europe/magazine/article/
0,13005,901040927-697845,00.html

September 19, 2004

TIME europe | In the Name of Fathers

Description: Across Europe, desperate dads are taking dramatic action - on public landmarks and in the courts - to win the right to see their own children. (By James Geary and Aparismim Ghosh, with reporting from Paris by Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.time.com/time/europe/magazine/article/
0,13005,901040927-699330,00.html

August 16, 2004

TIME europe | Bizwatch: Hallyday in the Sun

Description: Short article for Bizwatch section. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.time.com/time/europe/magazine/article/
0,13005,901040816-678590,00.html

July 18, 2004

TIME europe | The Made-for-TV Olympics

Description: Sure, the Games are always TV-friendly. But the Athens Olympics are designed for cameras, not fans. No sweat: ticket sales are slow anyway. (By Andrew Purvis, with reporting from Paris by Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.time.com/time/europe/magazine/article/
0,13005,901040726-664984,00.html

July 18, 2004

TIME europe | Europe Unplugged

Description: Athens loses its power just one hot month before the Olympic games, recalling last year's Continent-wide crises. Can Greece - and Europe - keep the juice flowing? (By Charles P. Wallace, with reporting from Paris by Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.time.com/time/europe/magazine/article/
0,13005,901040726-664983,00.html

July/August 2004

Harvard Magazine | Cole Porter to Coolio

Description: Column, "The Undergraduate." (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.harvardmagazine.com/on-line/070400.html

May/June 2004

Harvard Magazine | Mediation via Movie

Description: Biographical sketch of alumnus Carlos Sandoval '74. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.harvardmagazine.com/on-line/050491.html

March/April 2004

Harvard Magazine | The Prankster's Secret

Description: Column, "The Undergraduate." (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.harvardmagazine.com/on-line/030429.html

January/February 2004

Harvard Magazine | Catholic Socialist

Description: Biographical sketch of alumnus John C. Cort '35. (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.harvardmagazine.com/on-line/010480.html

November/December 2003

Harvard Magazine | No Answers for Osman

Description: Column, "The Undergraduate." (By Lee Hudson Teslik)
http://www.harvardmagazine.com/on-line/110320.html

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