Independent Task Force Program

The Council on Foreign Relations sponsors Independent Task Forces to assess issues of critical importance to U.S. foreign policy. Diverse in backgrounds and perspectives, Task Force members work to reach meaningful consensus across partisan lines on matters of policy. Since the program’s inception in 1995, Task Forces have become a trademark of the Council. For more information, please contact [email protected]
Upcoming Task Force on Taiwan

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.