Recent Task Force Reports
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.
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.
The United States risks ceding its historic leadership in technological innovation to its competitors, principally China. A new national innovation strategy is needed to ensure that the United States remains the predominant power.
CFR’s Independent Task Force on Cybersecurity is assessing U.S. interests in cyberspace and considering how to confront malign regimes and actors given the growing pace and magnitude of cyberattacks. The Task Force aims to set forth a renewed vision of U.S. foreign policy for an internet that is more fragmented, less free, and less secure. The Task Force is chaired by Jami Miscik, CEO and vice chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc. and former CIA deputy director for intelligence, and Nathaniel Fick, general manager of Elastic Security and former CEO of cybersecurity software company Endgame. CFR Senior Fellow Adam Segal serves as project director and CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Gordon Goldstein serves as deputy director. The Task Force plans to release its consensus report in July 2022.