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The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries.

October 17, 2008

International Law
Symposium on International Law and Justice, Session Three: The Darfur Case

Listen to International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo discuss the Darfur case, with introductory remarks by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Goodwill Ambassador Angelina J…

January 6, 2011

United States
CFR Expands Its Expert Blog Offerings

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has launched several new blogs authored by CFR experts on U.S. foreign pol­icy, politics and security in Africa, energy and the environment, and the Middle East…

March 11, 2010

News Release
CFR Expands Multimedia Offerings with Timely Blogs, Interactive Guides, and New Video Featuring CFR Members

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has released a four-minute video featuring a broad range of members, including Erin Burnett, Chuck Hagel, Carla A. Hills, Angelina Jolie, Robert E. Rubin, Brian…

April 8, 2008

Iraq
Education for Children of Conflict Roundtable Series: Iraq, Education, and Children of Conflict

Due to war and sectarian violence, many Iraqis have fled their homes and are now living as refugees in neighboring countries or as internally displaced persons in Iraq. Children make up about half of…

December 13, 2011

Conflict Prevention
Angelina Jolie talks to actors during the filming of her yet directorial debut in Budapest on August 11, 2010 (Courtesy Reuters/Laszlo Balogh). Movie Review: In the Land of Blood and Honey

Angelina Jolie talks to actors during the filming of her yet directorial debut in Budapest on August 11, 2010 (Courtesy Reuters/Laszlo Balogh). In August, I wrote a review of the powerful and moving…

July 25, 2013

United States
A member of the Free Syrian Army plays darts on a picture of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Bab al-Nasr neighborhood of Aleppo June 28, 2013 (Khatib/Courtesy Reuters). Middle East Matters This Week: Syria at the UN, Egypt’s Demonstrations, and Israeli-Palestinian Talks

Significant Developments Syria. Secretary of State John Kerry met Ahmed al-Jarba, the Syrian National Coalition’s (SNC) newly elected leader, late this afternoon at the United Nations to discuss “po…

June 17, 2010

Technology and Innovation
Diagnosing the Energy Innovation Gap

Now that George Clooney and Angelina Jolie are CFR members, who might be next? I don’t have any idea, but I hope that, having mentioned them, this blog’s Google ranking will go up. One thing I do kno…

December 7, 2010

More Celebrities and Foreign Policy More Celebrities and Foreign Policy

Yesterday I blogged on an article in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine about John Prendergast’s efforts to enlist celebrities to help bring attention to humanitarian disasters in Africa.  A sharp-ey…

December 6, 2010

Sudan, Celebrities, and American Foreign Policy Sudan, Celebrities, and American Foreign Policy

The New York Times Sunday Magazine ran a profile yesterday by Daniel Bergner of John Prendergast, the co-founder of the Enough Project, an effort to end genocide and crimes against humanity.  The a…