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  • WebMemo posted March 25, 2003 by Ariel Cohen, Ph.D., Gerald P. O'Driscoll Achieving Economic Reform and Growth in Iraq

    The future of Iraq depends not only on the ouster of the repressive regime of Saddam Hussein but also on the ability of the new Iraqi leaders to develop policies that will spur real economic growth and reverse the damage to the economy caused by 40 years of gross mismanagement. The Bush Administration should help Iraqi opposition leaders to develop an economic…

  • Executive Summary posted March 5, 2003 by Dr. Ariel Cohen, Gerald P. O'Driscoll Executive Summary: The Road to Economic Prosperity for a Post-Saddam Iraq

    As the Bush Administration and Iraqi opposition groups plan the future of a post-Saddam Hussein Iraq without its weapons of mass destruction (WMD), economic issues loom large. Iraq's economy has been grossly mismanaged, and its people largely repressed, for 40 years. Iraq desperately needs an alternative to the failed policies of its dictator. Sound economics…

  • Backgrounder posted March 5, 2003 by Ariel Cohen, Ph.D., Dr. Ariel Cohen, Gerald P. O'Driscoll The Road to Economic Prosperity for a Post-Saddam Iraq

    As the Bush Administration and Iraqi opposition groups plan the future of a post-Saddam Hussein Iraq without its menacing arsenal of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), economic issues loom large. Iraq's economy has been grossly mismanaged for 40 years, and its people desperately need an alternative strategy to supplant the failed policies of its dictator. Sound…

  • Backgrounder posted September 25, 2002 by Dr. Ariel Cohen, Gerald P. O'Driscoll The Road to Economic Prosperity for a Post-Saddam Iraq

    As the Bush Administration and Iraqi opposition groups plan the future of a post-Saddam Hussein Iraq without its menacing arsenal of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), economic issues loom large. Iraq's economy has been grossly mismanaged for 40 years, and its people desperately need an alternative strategy to supplant the failed policies of its dictator. Sound…

  • Executive Summary posted September 25, 2002 by Dr. Ariel Cohen, Gerald P. O'Driscoll Executive Summary: The Road to Economic Prosperity for a Post-Saddam Iraq

    As the Bush Administration and Iraqi opposition groups plan the future of a post-Saddam Hussein Iraq without its menacing arsenal of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), economic issues loom large. Iraq's economy has been grossly mismanaged, and its people largely repressed, for 40 years. Iraq desperately needs an alternative to the failed policies of its dictator. Sound…

  • Lecture posted June 5, 2002 by Gerald P. O'Driscoll Trade: A New Paradigm for U.S. Policy Toward Latin America

    I am delighted to be here to participate in this important conference. I commend Michael Egan and the U.S. State Department for organizing it. I have a longstanding interest in Latin America, and it has become an increasingly important focus of our work at The Heritage Foundation. Together with The Wall Street Journal , we now publish our annual Index of…

  • Lecture posted January 17, 2002 by Gerald P. O'Driscoll Trade: A New Paradigm for U.S. Policy Toward Latin America

    I am delighted to be here to participate in this important conference. I commend Michael Egan and the U.S. State Department for organizing it. I have a longstanding interest in Latin America, and it has become an increasingly important focus of our work at The Heritage Foundation. Together with The Wall Street Journal , we now publish our annual Index of Economic…

  • Lecture posted January 17, 2002 by Gerald P. O'Driscoll Comercio: Un nuevo paradigma para la politica de U.S. para America Latina

    Me complace estar aquí participando de esta importante conferencia. Mis elogios encarecidos a Michael Egal y al Departamento de Estado de EE.UU. por su organización. Desde hace mucho tiempo, América Latina ha suscitado mi interés y se ha convertido en un centro de atención cada vez más importante de nuestro trabajo en The Heritage Foundation. En forma conjunta…

  • Executive Memorandum posted January 15, 2002 by Ana I. Eiras, Gerald P. O'Driscoll U.S. Policy Toward Latin America: Lessons from Argentina

    Some critics blame Bush Administration policies for Argentina's collapse last year, but a closer look at that crisis will show that the Administration was right not to support extending Argentina another International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan. That approach would have prolonged Argentina's economic malaise, not solved it. Instead, U.S. policy should provide…

  • Executive Memorandum posted January 15, 2002 by Ana I. Eiras, Gerald P. O'Driscoll Política de Estados Unidos para AméricaLatina: Lecciones extraídas de Argentina

    Algunos críticos atribuyen el colapso del año pasa-do en Argentina a las políticas de la administración Bush. Sin embargo, un análisis más profundo revela que la administración Bush tomó la decisión correcta al no respaldar una nueva extensión del préstamo del Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI) para ese país. Adoptar esa alternativa, habría prolongado, mas que…

  • Backgrounder posted September 25, 2001 by Gerald P. O'Driscoll, Brett D. Schaefer, John Hulsman Stopping Terrorism: Follow the Money

    President George W. Bush, in his September 20 speech on terrorism before a joint session of Congress, vowed that We will direct every resource at our command--every means of diplomacy, every tool of intelligence, every instrument of law enforcement, every financial influence and every necessary weapon of war--to the disruption and defeat of the global…

  • Backgrounder posted June 18, 2001 by Dana Robert Dillon, Denise H. Froning, Gerald P. O'Driscoll Time to Strengthen U.S.-Australian Relations in Trade and Defense

    President George Bush recently announced that he will meet with Prime Minister John Howard of Australia on September 10 in Washington to discuss trade, regional security, and the future of U.S.-Australian relations.1 Australia is one of America's most durable and dependable allies and an important trading partner.2 Indeed, Americans and Australians have fought side…

  • Commentary posted April 19, 2001 by Denise Froning, Gerald P. O'Driscoll Free Trade: Why Think Local When You Can Go Global?

    If Bush administration officials think they have their hands full shepherding the president's tax-cut package through a closely divided Congress, wait until they turn their full attention to reviving a moribund U.S. trade policy. As U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick recently admitted to Congress, Washington spent the better part of the past eight years all…

  • Executive Memorandum posted March 7, 2000 by Brett D. Schaefer, Gerald P. O'Driscoll Congress Should Promote Trade in Africa and the Caribbean

    The Trade and Development Act of 1999 passed by the Senate and the African Growth and Opportunity Act passed by the House await conference consideration to resolve their differences. Both bills seek to lower trade and investment barriers to countries in sub-Saharan Africa, and the Senate version would extend these policies to the Caribbean Basin. Significantly, they…

  • Executive Memorandum posted February 9, 2000 by Ana I. Eiras, Gerald P. O'Driscoll Advancing Free Trade in Latin America: The Test of Leadership

    For the past two decades, Latin America has been living a renaissance. Most economies are stabilized, living standards are higher, direct foreign investment has surged, democracy (despite a recent coup in Ecuador) has become institutionalized, and most countries have demonstrated a desire to integrate themselves into the new global economy by opening their economies…