Mankiw is a very smart guy but got into trouble for his comments on outsourcing. Bernanke could end up being the heavyweight the administration has not had in recent yearsBernanke favored to head economic panel Dec 17, 2004
China's economic takeoff and new role in the global-commodity markets has occurred so quickly that the United States and other countries have not yet fully come to terms with itRepercussions of China's economic boom Jul 19, 2004
If the U.S. relationship with the Saudis continues to deteriorate, China could emerge as a more important player in providing them with securityRepercussions of China's economic boom Jul 19, 2004
If the United States and Europe make it difficult for China to pay for oil imports with exports of manufactured goods, China could decide to pursue a more aggressive foreign policy to obtain oil from disputed territoriesRepercussions of China's economic boom Jul 19, 2004
In the past, G-7 central banks focused primarily on their own business cycles and the American economy. In the future, they will have to take account of how fluctuations in the Chinese economy are affecting global commodity pricesRepercussions of China's economic boom Jul 19, 2004
David Hale was sworn in as United States Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on November 2, 2005. He is currently the United States Special Envoy for Middle East Peace.
Hale had been serving as Deputy Chief of Mission in Amman since July 2003 and as Chargé d'affaires since July 2004. Previously, he was the State Department's Director of the Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, and Executive Assistant to the Secretary of State. Previous tours were at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Beirut, Amman, Manama, and Dhahran. He has held several staff positions in the Department.
Mr. Hale joined the Foreign Service in 1984 and studied Arabic at the Foreign Service Institute's Field School in Tunisia. He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a permanent resident of Princeton, New Jersey.