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New photos confirm the attack's coordination and its cover-up
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - C. Fred Bergsten
The Group of 20 meetings in Moscow this week offer the world's industrial powers an opportunity to push for better coordination of global financial regulations that give banks clear guidelines to follow, the new chief of the Washington-based Peterson Institute for International Economics said in an interview Tuesday.
Long-simmering trade tensions between the United States and China have broken out into open verbal warfare, with some highly respected and influential voices on trade now advocating an all-out economic war with the Asian giant.
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus warned a Beijing audience Thursday that the Senate is ready to move on legislation after the midterm elections that would penalize China for manipulating its currency to gain an advantage in trade.
"I think the classical book model is obviously not the way most scholars operate now," he said. "The book model has a diminishing effectiveness in how people collect information, even among academics."
He said the think tank will continue to pursue its basic mission but will move beyond a singular focus on advising U.S. policymakers and will face a need to recruit senior fellows in the coming years.