The Next American Century: Essays in Honor of Richard G. by Jeffrey T. Bergner, Kenneth L. Adelman, William J. Bennett,

By Jeffrey T. Bergner, Kenneth L. Adelman, William J. Bennett, Mark Blitz, Zbigniew Brzezinski, William S. Cohen, Carl Gershman, Chuck Hagel, Lee H. Hamilton, William G. Lesher, Sam Nunn, William Perry, Charles B. Rangel, Robert R. Simmons, R. James Woolsey,

With forty years in public provider, and 23 years at the Senate overseas kinfolk committee, Richard Lugar's occupation and perspectives are of specific curiosity this present day, while the U.S. needs to be fairly cautious to settle on a smart process overseas coverage. during this choice of essays, distinctive students, govt officers, public servants and businessmen honor the fellow who sees Teddy Roosevelt's 'big stick...not instead for strong feel, yet an expression of it,' as well as reading the U.S.'s tasks and attainable classes of motion within the center East, in development democratic allies, in utilizing intelligence, and masses extra.

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Another way to increase export opportunities is to assist with infrastructure development that will directly enhance trading capabilities. lo The median transport cost for landlocked countries is 58 percent higher than the median cost for coastal countries. Poor availability of communications and energy can also constrain exports. Unreliable service can be even more damaging to competitiveness than high costs. Production stoppages, missed delivery dates, and a lack of reliable communications make it difficult to compete.

This is of particular importance concerning women living in Sub-Saharan Africa. Fortunately, there is growing awareness of this issue. The following is from the 2002 World Food Summit statement: We call on the FAO, in conjunction with the CGIAR (Consultative Group on International Research) and other international research institutes, to advance William G. k h e r 26 agricultural research and research into new technologies, including biotechnology. The introduction of tried and tested new technologies including biotechnology should be accomplished in a safe manner and adapted to local conditions to help improve agricultural productivity in developing countries.

To ensure that no time is wasted while negotiating this new multilateral trade round, the United States should simultaneously pursue free trade agreements through bilateral and regional trade negotiations. The members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (APEC) are a top priority-APEC’s members have a combined gross national product of $13 tdion and conduct 40 percent of the worlds trade. Perhaps even more important would be the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) that involves 850 million consumers living in the 34 democracies of the Western Hemisphere.

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