Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, publisher, and educational institution dedicated to informing the public about the foreign policy choices facing the United States and the world. Explore this site and discover the institution’s origins and influence in foreign policy over the last 100 years. For current resources and analysis, visit CFR.org.
The Council on Foreign Relations at 100: The History
The Council on Foreign Relations: A Short HistoryPeer into a history of members, leaders, programs, and impact from CFR’s 1921 founding to its entrance into a new century.