In this session, the panelists discuss what individuals and corporations should do to prepare for an emergency, what the capabilities and assets of the private sector are, and how they can be tapped to bolster homeland security.
A panel of terrorism experts discusses the terrorist threat facing New York and considers efforts to prevent future attacks.
Three New York City officials in charge of emergency planning discuss how well prepared the city is to respond to and recover from a disaster—either natural or man-made.
Listen to experts discuss the terrorist threat in New York and the importance of preparing for small-scale attacks.
Watch experts discuss the terrorist threat in New York and the importance of preparing for small-scale
Listen to experts assess New York's emergency preparedness for future attacks, and potential scenarios for the immediate aftermath of an attack.
Watch experts assess New York's emergency preparedness for future attacks, and potential scenarios for the immediate aftermath of an attack.
Listen to experts discuss what individuals and organizations can do to make New York safer.
Watch experts discuss what individuals and organizations can do to make New York safer.
Steven M. Kosiak, director of budget studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, discusses the Bush administration's proposed FY07 homeland security budget.
Among developed economies, the United States has performed uniquely well in the past decade. The key characteristic of this outstanding growth has been a post-1995 acceleration in U.S. productivity—that summary measure indicates the ability of an economy to produce the same goods more cheaply, generate a greater standard of living than in the past from the same people, factories, and equipment, and to use innovation to produce different and higher-quality goods than in the past. In short, productivity is the single-best summary measure of the overall long-term performance of an economy and the United States stands out in recent years.
Stephen Flynn, CFR senior fellow for national security studies, discusses the Department of Homeland Security's controversial distribution of grant money and proposes better practices for securing critical infrastructure.
If Congress does not approve the U.S.-India nuclear deal, “it would damage the bilateral relationship,” concludes a new Special Report. Congress should adopt a two-stage approach: formally endorsing the deal’s basic framework, while delaying final approval until it is assured that critical nonproliferation needs are met.
In this speech President Bush responds to a May, 2006 newspaper story about the National Security Agency collecting the phone call records of millions of U.S. citizens. He defends the NSA's actions, saying the "privacy of ordinary Americans is fiercely protected in all our activities" and that the "efforts are focused on links to al Qaeda and their known affiliates."
The nation's capital is a target-rich area by both absolute and symbolic measurements. Yet security officials at this CFR meeting warn that the DC region's ability to respond to terrorism remains limited.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
This clear and authoritative book presents a sweeping account of China's global resource quest and the unrivaled expansion of its economy. More
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
Learn more about CFR’s mission and its work over the past year in the 2014 Annual Report. The Annual Report spotlights new initiatives, high-profile events, and authoritative scholarship from CFR experts, and includes a message from CFR President Richard N. Haass.
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