Global Financial Warriors

Global Financial Warriors

The Untold Story of International Finance in the Post-9/11 World

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Looks at the world of international finance in the post-9/11 era, discussing efforts to freeze terrorist assets around the globe, plan the financial reconstruction of Afghanistan, promote the development of a new Iraqi currency, reform the IMF and World Bank, and cope with global financial crises.

Norton Pub
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 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 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 not only an insider's account of a pivotal time in international finance but also an invaluable primer on the policy development and operational strategies that helped Taylor and his team succeed.
The story of post-9/11 international finance, told from an unmatched vantage point.

Book News
Taylor (economics, Stanford U.) was the US Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs from 2001 to 2005, and he gives a close and personal account of the response to 9/11 by the world financial community. Struck in the face by the realities of poverty and powerlessness that engendered terrorism, he and his colleagues took an equally frontal attack, tracking terrorist assets, conducting economic embargoes, working to cancel developing nations' debt, reforming the International Money Fund and the World Bank, stabilizing national currency strategies that threatened collapse and disaster, and using the tools of economics to flush out the root causes of terrorism, including want and fear. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393064483
Characteristics: xxv, 324 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm


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