Global Financial Warriors

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John B. Taylor was the US Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs from 2001 to 2005. A senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, he is the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University.

Global Financial Warriors
The Untold Story of International Finance in the Post-9/11 World
John B. Taylor

Sworn in as head of the United States Treasury Department's international finance division three months prior to 9/11, John B. Taylor soon found himself at the centre of the war on terror. Global Financial Warriors takes you inside the White House situation room, to meetings of the G7 finance ministers and to cities around the world as Taylor assembles a coalition to freeze terrorist assets worldwide, plans the financial reconstruction of 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 agreements to reduce Iraq's debt by 80 percent and cancel the debt of very poor countries, Taylor offers the reader not only an insider's account of a pivotal time in international finance but also an invaluable primer on policy development and operational strategy.

"[This is a] valuable insider's account of financial diplomacy in the Bush administration."
Washington Post

March 2008 • Paper • £11.99 • ISBN 978 0 393 33115 8 • 320pp • 140 x 210mm • 16 pages of illustrations