Independent Task Force Program
Recent Task Force Reports
Confronting Reality in Cyberspace
The early advantages the United States held in cyberspace have largely disappeared as the internet has become more fragmented, less free, and more dangerous. The United States needs a new foreign policy for cyberspace to secure its economic and security interests.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative
China’s globe-spanning Belt and Road Initiative poses risks to participating countries and challenges to U.S. interests abroad. The United States should coordinate with partners to promote a secure and sustainable development agenda of its own.
Improving Pandemic Preparedness
The world was unprepared for COVID-19, which exacted a heavy global cost. The United States and the world must improve preparedness and response strategies and bolster the multilateral system before the next global health crisis emerges.
CFR has launched an Independent Task Force on Taiwan, chaired by Susan M. Gordon, former principal deputy director of national intelligence, and Mike G. Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. David Sacks, research fellow at CFR, serves as project director. Composed of more than twenty-five experts, the Task Force is examining U.S. policy toward Taiwan in the context of an increasingly capable and emboldened China, growing Taiwanese identity, and a rising recognition in the United States that China poses a formidable long-term challenge. The Task Force will produce a consensus report in 2023 that offers findings and recommendations for U.S.-Taiwan relations with a focus on the preservation of U.S. security and economic interests in the region.