Global Financial Warriors: The Untold Story of International Finance in the Post-9/11 World

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?A valuable insider?s account of financial diplomacy in the Bush administration.??Jeffrey E. Garten, Washington Post
Sworn in as head of the U.S. Treasury Department?s international finance division just three months prior to 9/11, John B. Taylor soon found himself at the center of the war on terror. Global Financial Warriors takes you inside the White House Situation Room, to the meetings of the G7 finance ministers, and to cities worldwide as Taylor assembles a coalition to freeze terrorist assets, plans the ...

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Overview

“A valuable insider’s account of financial diplomacy in the Bush administration.”—Jeffrey E. Garten, Washington Post
Sworn in as head of the U.S. Treasury Department’s international finance division just three months prior to 9/11, John B. Taylor soon found himself at the center of the war on terror. Global Financial Warriors takes you inside the White House Situation Room, to the meetings of the G7 finance ministers, and to cities worldwide as Taylor assembles a coalition to freeze terrorist assets, plans the financial reconstruction in Afghanistan, oversees the development of a new currency in Iraq, and deals with the spread of financial crises. From reforming the IMF and the World Bank to negotiating international agreements to reduce Iraq’s debt by 80 percent and cancel the debt of very poor countries, Taylor’s unparalleled access offers the reader an insider’s account of a pivotal time in international finance.

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Editorial Reviews

Jeffrey E. Garten
If most people were asked about President Bush's foreign policy priorities, they would probably point to Iraq, al-Qaeda, Afghanistan, Iran and North Korea -- crises characterized by the actual or potential use of military force. But in Global Financial Warriors, an account of the administration's international financial efforts from Sept. 11, 2001, to April 2005, John B. Taylor, then the Treasury Department's undersecretary for international affairs, gives us an intriguing and highly personalized view of some other dimensions of international policy that get far less attention these days than they deserve … Taylor has written a valuable insider's account of financial diplomacy in the Bush administration. Coming so soon after the events themselves, it is a worthy first draft of some important recent history.
— The Washington Post
Library Journal
From freezing terrorists' assets to figuring out how to reduce Iraq's debt, Taylor had a lot to do after being sworn in as head of the U.S. Treasury Department's international finance division just months before 9/11. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393331158
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2008
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

John B. Taylor is the Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University and the George Shultz Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution. He was Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs from 2001 to 2005.

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Table of Contents

1 The first shot in the global war on terror 1
2 Financial reconstruction in Afghanistan 29
3 Avoiding global financial contagion 70
4 New rules for the international monetary fund 98
5 Accountability at the World Bank and beyond 133
6 Financial diplomacy and the Turkish option 166
7 A plan for financial stability in Iraq 197
8 Iraq achieves financial stability 220
9 Negotiating the mother of all debt deals 250
10 Exchange rate diplomacy 274
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    As one of the foremost economists active in 2013 Dr. Taylor's ac

    As one of the foremost economists active in 2013 Dr. Taylor's academic authorship and research credentials outshine those of former Enron Advisor Paul Krugman and other "celebrity" economists. His more popular publications including GLOBAL FINANCIAL WARRIORS are at least as impressive. In GFW, Taylor documents what the US is capable of accomplishing when real leaders occupy critical offices in the Federal government.
    As Associate Secretary for International Affairs at the Treasury, Mr. Taylor pursued an aggressive strategy to attack the funding of terrorists and eliminate the soverieng debt of the world's poorest nations. Both priorities came directly from President George W. Bush and both were completed on-time and under-budget. How Dr. Taylor accomplished these monumental tasks makes for fascinating reading.

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