STEPHEN D. COHEN is Professor of International Relations at the American University's School of International Service in Washington, D.C., where he specializes in international trade and financial policies. Prior to joining the faculty in 1975, he served as a senior staff member for the White House-Congressional Commission on the Organization of the Government for the Conduct of Foreign Policy. Previously he had been an international economist at the U.S. Treasury Department and served as the Chief Economist at the U.S.-Japan Trade Council from 1969 to 1973. He was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the London School of Economics for the 1981-1982 academic year. Among Dr. Cohen books are International Monetary Reform, 1964-69: The Political Dimension ( Praeger, 1970); Cowboys and Samurai: Why the United States Is Losing the Industrial Battle and Why It Matters ( 1991); Fundamentals of U.S. Foreign Trade Policy: Economics, Politics, Laws, and Issues ( 1996, with Joel R. Paul and Robert A. Blecker); and An Ocean Apart: Explaining Three Decades of U.S.-Japanese Trade Frictions ( Praeger, 1998).